Thursday, July 12, 2012

Humble Abode

I've always enjoyed reading blogs and seeing the 'behind the scenes' part of the bloggers life.  Yes, I love the fashion posts, gathering ideas of how to mix pieces that I already have, and reading the thoughts of someone who shares the same passion that I have; however, it's almost just as interesting to see their digs.  After all, interior design is just like fashion. You mix prints, experience trends, go out on a limb with paint colors and furniture pieces, and devote a lot of time to it.

While I am eager to try different trends with fashion, I don't have a similar eye for interior design.  I usually go for the basics with clean lines and more of a simple Restoration Hardware look. My colors are very monochromatic.  I am NOT handy AT ALL!  I don't have the patience to sit and measure or plan.  Perhaps, it's because I plan every minute as a teacher. I typically shy away from DIY projects that I'd absolutely love to jump into. Basically, I think I need help to add a little "POP" to this place!

Phipps and I live have been living in a one bedroom loft for a little over a year now.  It's plush for what you usually invision for a loft, but we still have the exposed brick, pipes, and a few cement walls. Our view of the Buckhead skyline isn't too shabby.  Atlanta isn't a city with one skyline.  You have a Midtown skyline and a Buckhead skyline.  Lovers of the city will rave about it's southern charm, but will certainly mention that the city lacks a little "nook."  Everything is spread out- it's not a walkable city like Chicago or New York. 

So here's our little spot in Atlanta.  Please know that I am extremely OCD to a fault.  I didn't do a mass cleaning prior to taking pictures.  This is a glimpse into what life is really like in our unit. 



My front door


It's in the works to take Meredith and Gwyneth's advice and paint the back of my door. If you haven't seen their door, you have to check it out!! She has amazing ideas for creating nothing into something. 


My living room






Phipps and her playdate for the day


My favorite part of the view
 The church bells ring every afternoon and the steeple shines bright at night.  Definitely a great sight when I go to sleep or wake up~ perspective!

My Kitchen
DIY #1: Paint or add a backsplash



My Bedroom
Phipps has a bedroom to the right, thru that door.

A nice, little walk across the street to Trader Joe's brings home fresh goodies. 
One of my flower favorites-

Salle de Bain

A little nook for Phipps (aka my storage closet) You can check out my other closet here.
Oddly, she likes confined, snug places to take a nap.
Her little bubble bed is right next to the cage- you just can't see it in this picture.


Thanks for stopping by! 
I definitely foresee stepping out of my comfort zone to indulge in a few DIY projects soon.
 Simply to add a little loft 'spunk!'

My best friend from back home is coming to Atlanta tomorrow to visit for the weekend.  I'll try to drop back in before she arrives.  If not, I'll be sure to instagram our fun! 

4 comments:

  1. Your home is adorable! Just love it and your view!! I wish mine was that clean!!

    xoxo,
    Meredith & Gwyneth

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  2. Ha! Thanks- I honestly think it's a combo of OCD and never being home, so it can't get messy!! Hope you and Gwyneth have a fun weekend! Send some of those dumpster finds down here. :) I only find bums near my dumpster, not so sure they'll make good loft decor.

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  3. Where did you get your mirrored night stands?? LOVE them!

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  4. Hey! I got them at Pier One. There's a whole mirrored line.

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