Andrew and I still don’t have bedroom furniture. It’s a little scary to think that we have been in this apartment for 6 months with a mattress (on the floor), a dresser, a TV, two lamps, and a vanity in our bedroom. We have no bed frame, headboard, or night stands. I think it’s time to get going on that, and I’m collecting a ton of inspiration so that we can get started. We need to make sure that whatever we get is functional as well as pretty though and I think that’s where I’ve been stuck! But once I discovered Z Gallerie I’ve been all over their bedroom section. There are a TON of really pretty options that actually work for our lives; like this nightstand (love the tray that slides out). Looking at these inspiration photos I pulled, I’m thinking the Z Gallerie options will work just fine!
If you like fashion and lots of sparkle you’re probably already subscribed to Glitter Guide. It’s my absolute favorite online publication so when they approached me to be featured as a Glitter Girl I jumped at the chance! I had the pleasure of working with Taylor and the amazingly talented Alexandra Frumberg to create my feature. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to let you guys into my home and show you more of my style. Check it out here!
Photo by Alexandra Frumberg
After seeing my initial inspiration post, and another one, and then my inspiration boards you guys all already know what the plan was for our new apartment. Maybe it’s because I prepared you guys for a month and a half but I feel obligated to share photos (or maybe I just really want to). Typically I’m a perfectionist that wouldn’t allow photos until I actually felt like something was 100% finished. But, I love this living room! It’s far from finished and even farther from perfect, but it came together nicely and it was nice to relax here last night after the initial moving day stress was over. Granted, the other rooms are even less finished. Our bed is on the floor, we are using boxes as night stands, and nothing is where it should be. BUT we have each other, and a super cute couch that I can’t get over. Things will slowly start coming together and it’s going to be a really exciting time for us. I’m sure to be posting more photos on instagram soon, so you should follow me @glitterandgoldblog.
We’re moving TOMORROW and I can’t believe how quickly everything came together. I’m super excited for this new step in our lives and can’t wait for it to begin. I’m also pretty happy with how the living room is coming together. We don’t have the budget to buy everything under the sun (and it wouldn’t be fun if we did) so it’s great when we can score an awesome tv stand, two white and gray chevron pillows, and a black and white striped area rug at Home Goods to mix in with our gorgeous West Elm framed coffee table. It’s the little things. I hope Hoboken is ready to welcome us tomorrow, because I’m ready to be there!
It’s been a little while since I’ve done a weekly fave post so I definitely owe you guys one! Here are some of my favorite pins from this past week:
Happy Friday! Our new apartment is the only thing that has been on my mind lately. It’s only a week until move in! I stumbled upon Plan Your Room and have been building our plan-o-gram ever since. It’s such a great resource and allows you to see exactly how your furniture, or potential furniture, will fit in your room. Since building the plan and buying quite a bit of furniture and accessories, I started making these inspiration boards for each room. A little inspiration can go a long way when moving! You’ve already seen my living room inspiration here and here, so now it’s time to focus on the bedroom and bathroom.
I realized a lot of things furniture shopping this weekend, but the one thing that stood out in my mind the most was that I love everything tufted… and I mean everything. Specifically, I find myself being drawn to tufted headboards. When I came home and took a look at my Pinterest, I noticed that there were tufted headboards all over the place. Apparently I knew I liked it long before I actually realized that I should be purchasing one ASAP. Check out my favorite headboards, they will definitely be a part of my inspiration board when I head back out again.
I’m going to start off this post by admitting something. Sometimes, I’m a little overwhelmed. Okay… sometimes I’m a lot overwhelmed. When I’m feeling like I can’t possibly do one more thing without having some type of breakdown, I always stop to make a list. Russell & Hazel “to do” sticky notes have made my life a whole lot easier in that regard. But, I always feel like something is missing. I can’t consistantly have my work Outlook calendar in front of me (which is impeccably organized I might add) so I need to find a way to make that come to life. I need a planner and I need to organize that planner, stat. I stumbled across this first photo on Pinterest and knew what I had to do… gold mini binder and mini smartdate month tabs, please! Oh, and washi tape for extended projects and market weeks.
I breathed a sigh of relief as soon as the order went through. In a few short days I’ll be on my way to some serious organization. The planner will also look really cute on my desk (I’ve yet to pick this out, I’ll revert back later) in the new apartment. Maybe it will look like one of these for about two seconds… a girl can only hope!
Andrew and I signed a lease on an apartment… it doesn’t seem real but it’s totally happening come July 22nd! We will officially be Hoboken residents, and we couldn’t be happier. Since living in the ‘burbs, the convenience of Hoboken is even more obvious in our minds. Not only will we be living in a building with a great gym and sundeck, but we are literally steps away from the path train and the Hudson River (which is a lot prettier when you’re looking AT New York).
West Elm and Pottery Barns site traffic has gone up considerably since I signed the lease, eek! The list of “must haves” is complete, and I’ve drawn my ideal layout on our floorplan. I know what you’re thinking and yes, I do have mild OCD… and I love it. I feel like the floorplan we chose gives us so much space to have things we never could in our last apartment. I have my eye on this headboard for the bedroom, which could be a pretty epic DIY for me and my Dad. Also, these lamps for the living room, which probably have look alikes at a flea market somewhere. I’m excited to define a style with Andrew… gone is the college collection of mis-matched peices we somehow made look decent, it’s time to say hello to the style that will define our living space for years to come. Here is some of my inspiration. There is a lot of black, white, and gray involved but you all shouldn’t be surprised about that… wish me luck!
One of my favorite things about summer is the entertaining. In looking at new apartments, I’m holding out for exposed brick (remember this post) and a terrace, or even better a patio. Somewhere where at least four people can fit to hang out and enjoy the weather. Preferably not a terrace that involves three inches of space before the next building starts like the last apartment I looked at. This may be a tall order this close to NYC, but I won’t give up and these images will ensure that!
Do you ever wonder why your house never looks like the makeover shows on TV or fashion bloggers houses when they are featured on other blogs? Well, it’s because of the styling. You might think that you can simply stack books on your acrylic coffee table or throw any matching pillow onto your couch, but that’s not always how it works. Some people have an eye for color, pattern, and size but other people may have to work on it. Here are some of my favorite examples of really, really good styling that don’t necessarily follow all (or any) of the rules.