September 16, 2010

my wanderlust apartment:

I've always thought it was really important to make your surroundings feel like your own... it says a lot about a person, the way they create and decorate and treat their space. 

Well, it's a bit different when you're sharing space with your guys' guy, sports-loving boyfriend--and in our new apartment, keeping the space semi-unisex has meant a living room\dining area devoted to a gold & teal color scheme and all things travel... (Not that I haven't snuck in an orchid or a candle here and there, of course!) 

In the living room we've got a frame wall of pictures i've taken around the world and a large print of this fabulous i.anton photo:
We keep some of our special books and knick knacks on the side tables:
Here's a close up of my favorites... I especially love the golden wishbone because 1) I love gold and 2) it reminds me of my favorite Eat, Pray, Love quote: "Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be."
Our fireplace mantle features, yes, more books and photos--and a wooden California cutting board by aheirloom that I've placed on a frame display to remind us of Radley's home state and the place we met (Click on the picture to see the heart cut out in San Diego!):
And last but not least, our little dining area with a gorgeous painting of (where else?) Montmartre, by leonid afremov:
I'm still not quite sure what my space says about me... maybe "clean and simple"? What do you think?

And what little things do you use to make a space yours?


Cassandra said... [Reply to comment]

I love your apartment! I think clean and simple is the way to go. I love dark/modern furniture with bright colored accessories (like a pillow or flowers). I have a post request, could you make a list of helpful study tips & habits that you have? I need a motivation boost. I would appreciate it! Have a great day!

ChinkyGirLMeL said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely love your apartment. I love the modern feel you have to it.

Claudia Q. said... [Reply to comment]

I think is very modern and like you say unisex( my boyfriend is loving it) , but still think you can add some details to make it your own, x example i know you like flowers and bright colors!!

Hannah said... [Reply to comment]

this is beautiful.

also, thank you for using the wanderlust and using it correctly. probably my favorite word ever other than serendipity.

let's see. My apartment is a pumpkin patch meet a coffee house. I'm obsessed with pumpkins (like hardcore) and my second home is in a coffee house.

Someone once told me in college you can either drink alcohol every night or coffee every night. I choose coffee :-)

I should post some pictures. There are some really cute spaces in my apartment...

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Laura ... I swear we were separated at birth. I feel the same way about my home. And, above my couch I have a photo collage of frames of places I've been, people I love etc. Nothing brightens my day more than a photograph ... hugs to you lady!! Keep on inspiring and being the lovely lady that you are!! :)

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

it totally says: i'm laura and even my living space is as fab as me!

yup, that's what it told me.

; )


Alycia (Crowley Party) said... [Reply to comment]

cute cute cute! adorable cali cut out...think I might need to have one :)

Paislea Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

love that apartment! it's so cute!

Yogadiva said... [Reply to comment]

Your apartment is beautiful. I think clean and simple describes it nicely. I actually posted a similar post on my blog a few days ago showcasing some of my favorite home things!

take care,

s a m said... [Reply to comment]

oh my gosh your apt. looks so cute laura. That golden wishbone and the wooden california are amazing. I wish I had them in mine!

I actually have a roll of film in my camera that I took with a wide angle in my apt - but I have to develop it still. I'm interested to see how it comes out

to me you're space says
its the little things that matter.

Red Boots said... [Reply to comment]

I love your apartment. I looks clean and modern, but cosy too. I think it can be difficult to make modern look cosy, but you manage it really well!

LaurenZee said... [Reply to comment]

Your apartment is absolutely beautiful and everything I hope my future apartment will be. Thanks for sharing!

rokn elbeet said... [Reply to comment]

اليك خدمات منزلية متقدمة تساعدنا علي الارتقاء بشركة ركن البيت في مدينة الدمام من خلال اعمالها المتميزة التي تقدمها في مجال النظافة والقضاء علي الحشرات فخدماتنا متنوعة مثل شركة تنظيف بالدمام التي تكون متخصصة في اعمال النظافة العامة التي تتمثل في المنشأت الكبيرة والصغيرة بجميع انواع واليك خدمة متميزة ايضا وهي شركة تنظيف فلل بالدمام التي تكون لديها كل الامكانيات المثالية التي تساعدنا في تنفيذ خدمات نظافة الفلل المستعملة والمفروشة بواسطة فريق فني لديه كل الامكانيات التي تساعده في تقديم ذلك ولديك خدمة ايضا نظافة الشقق بواسطة شركة تنظيف شقق بالدمام وعمل التنظيف اللازم لها بواسطة فريق لديه اعمال التميز والتنفيذ في تقديم الخدمات المخصصة في اعمال النظافة واليك خدمة مثالية نقدمها في القضاء علي الحشرات الصغيرة بواسطة مبيدات طبيعة تساعدنا في ذلك فتعاملك مع شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام لديها امكانيات متميزة تساعدك علي ان تخلصك من الحشرات لان تجد كل ذلك الا من خلال ركن البيت التي لديها كل الامكانيات في البحث عن شركة رش مبيدات بالدمام التي تقوم بالرش بواسطة فني مختص معه الادوات اللازمة للقيام بذلك وعطائك الضمانات اللازمة علي ذلك واليك خدمة نقل اثاث منزلية تساعدك في الوصول الي مكانك الجديد بواسطة شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام التي لديها كل الامكانيات والسيارات التي تساعدك علي تحقيق ذلك

Esam Elazab said... [Reply to comment]

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