November 21, 2011

a (tiny) glimpse into our apartment.

It's still a blank slate--several bare walls, a few pieces of furniture missing here and there, some windows that are basically begging for drapes--but it definitely feels like ours. Like home. 

I've come to fall in love with the nooks and crannies, the way the sunlight slips through the slats of our blinds and splays itself across the floor at sharp angles. Every day I find myself waiting for the clock to reach four-thirty just so that I can watch as the apartment fills with golden half-light--the opening act for a watercolor sunset.

Settling into this space has been a labor of love, to be sure, but I sort of relish that it's still a work-in-progress. I sort of delight in the fact that nothing feels quite done--that every room is filled with potential. Potential and sunlight.

... Oh, and yes--yes I did organize the bookcase by color. 


Ryan Adair said... [Reply to comment]

My closet is organized by color.. never thought about doing that with my books! I think that will need to happen! :)

Very, very awesome place! I love how clean and simple everything is, that's my favorite type of design. :)

Ryan @ Thismustbetheplaceryan

ashleigh said... [Reply to comment]

i love love love love the bookcase;
i never thought of doing that;
and your apartment looks home-y =]

Hannah Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

I had a melt down with my mom on the phone the other day. I've been having a mini-identity crisis lately worrying that either A) I'll never be able to create a space that is as home-y as the house I grew up in or B) I will but it will take me about 30 years to do so (and lets just face it I don't have 30 years to just not have a home-y place to be)

She said that sometimes people just have the "home-yness" built into them. And it's not something you can get rid of, even when dishes pile up into the sink and you aren't allowed to burn candles, and frustration springs up between roommates and you simply do not feel like ever being at your apartment. I just simply live somewhere and someplace that isn't letting my home-yness out to play.

You have the home-yness in you. While your apartment still has things to do, I felt at rest looking at these pictures and imagining the life you are creating there with your honey. Congratulations. It's everything a home should be.

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

you have so much kitchen storage space!!

Heidi @ Decor & More said... [Reply to comment]

Love the bookcase, and you are so blessed to be in a space with such character. Enjoy!!

siddathornton said... [Reply to comment]

i'm in LOVE with the color-coordinating of the bookshelf.

missy. said... [Reply to comment]

haha that is what i was going to comment on. i love that you color coordinated the books! well done. looks great love, glad to hear it feels like home. xoxo

Charissa Steyn said... [Reply to comment]

love the little place! And organizing by color..what a great idea!!!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

So pretty! The walls are begging for decoration! I can't wait to see the finished product

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@Nicole Marie Haha I know, that's always the first comment we hear when people walk in the door!

♥Abby said... [Reply to comment]

It's so cute! I love how the book-case is color coded.
I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the place. I'm sure it'll look amazing! :)


Morgan said... [Reply to comment]

That is absolutely, hands down, the best bookcase I've ever seen. Ever.


Raquel said... [Reply to comment]

I love it, it's so cute!

Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... said... [Reply to comment]

looks like you've got a good start on it. it looks super cozy...and i love the color coordinated bookshelf :).

sarah said... [Reply to comment]

the bookcase!! spectacular!

Gabriella Marie said... [Reply to comment]

I color code my closet, yet I've never thought of color coding my books! Brilliant!

RetreatingAndAdvancing said... [Reply to comment]

Your place looks really beautiful and cosy!

toytulip said... [Reply to comment]

hmmm... I was just thinking how to rearrange our bookshelf... thanks for posting this great idea! :D

Have a nice day!

Malin said... [Reply to comment]

I'm in love with the bookcase and the colours! Though I'm quite OCD about height and width, I do take colour into account too. (Weirdo, I know)

tiny dancer said... [Reply to comment]

What an adorable little apartment! I love your kitchen :) Thanks for sharing.


Aimee, Danny, Nya, Teyo said... [Reply to comment]

I HAVE to do my bookcase like this. This is incredible.

linnea paulina said... [Reply to comment]

Ahhh, your apartment is darling! I love the hardwood floors! The way you organized your bookshelf is so clever :o) Now I want to try it! Hope you've had a lovely & relaxing weekend!

Katherine Krieg said... [Reply to comment]

absolutely LOVE the color coded bookshelves. Your apartment is ADORABLE.