March 21, 2013

our cozy little apartment.

After leaving Chicago, it was important for me to create a home here that felt like home. I've loved this apartment from the beginning, but it takes me forever to commit to furniture and decor — as if every piece needs to fit just so, like a puzzle, like it's meant to be there. Slowly but surely we've added art and knick knacks, all the tiny details that make a space feel most clearly your own.

I've grown to know the light of our home, how it looks in every type of weather, at every time of day. How it reflects off certain surfaces and hides behind others, how it glows the most beautiful golden shade through our bay windows just before the sun goes down. How it warms our bed in the early afternoon and how, sometimes, it dances across the black-and-white floor in the morning.

There's something to be said for knowing a space, for sinking into it.
And there's something to be said for realizing that home can exist in more than one place.

18 comments:

Kate Harvey said... [Reply to comment]

I love your kitchen!! Very cute apartment. There's something so cozy about small city apartments, I think. I sometimes miss my tiny NYC apartment, with its exposed brick and loads of character, even though we have much more space now.

Thanks for sharing!

Danielle Carroll said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful space! It is very charming :) We've been in our home for almost a year now and I still haven't committed to anything to put on our walls! I am so indecisive.

I LOVE that your bookshelf is color coordinated!

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

your apartment is so adorable! I love your colorful bookshelf :) and the holstee manifesto is my all time favorite!!

Brittany said... [Reply to comment]

Your apartment is beautiful--I love all the light and that built-in bookshelf. I agree with you too--home is the best feeling in the world. And it's so satisfying when you know you've made it for yourself.

Treasure Tromp said... [Reply to comment]

oh this is quite cozy and lovely!

Elizabeth Mateer said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful space! I love how you color-coordinated the books

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

With my house in Tucson I was the same way because I needed it to feel like one of my homes. I am always tossing the idea around about having multiple "homes" and you are so right, it is completely a realization each person has to come to terms with.

Alice said... [Reply to comment]

Your apartment is so beautiful- I can't wait to have a space to call truly my own and decorate it how I want to. x

sadie logan said... [Reply to comment]

Ah! I love this apartment. Especially the little bar area..my boyfriend has been dying for some nice vintage barware and I have no idea where to start.

P.S. I am a long time reader and first time commenter! This is one of my favorite blogs.

Laura Marie Meyers said... [Reply to comment]

@sadie logan Aw thanks, Sadie! :)

Laura Marie Meyers said... [Reply to comment]

@Anna Isn't it the best?! Love seeing it everyday.

Bond said... [Reply to comment]

I am in LOVE with your apartment!

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

Your apartment is lush! You have some beautiful mirrors making your space feel really fresh and light.
I love the colour coded bookcase too.

Charlotte F said... [Reply to comment]

It all looks so pretty and cosy!

Brooke said... [Reply to comment]

Seriously, you have the most beautiful and peaceful looking home! If I had the time and means to copy it exactly, I absolutely would!

Chelsea said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, it's gorgeous! I really love it!

RetreatingAndAdvancing said... [Reply to comment]

That's such a beautiful apartment, exactly my taste!

Ashley said... [Reply to comment]

Your apartment is beautiful! What a happy little home you have :)