Geek Out: Home Edition
Our bleeding hearts really screw us sometimes. We won’t get our cats declawed because of what we’ve heard it does to their personalities, demeanor and that it can aggravate biting habits. Also, when they were kittens, we couldn’t afford it, and it seems cruel to do it when they’re a year and a half old because of how much they weigh (Tupac at a stalwart 18.6 lbs and Biggie Smalls at an ironic 8 lbs – they’re on diets).
Therefore, until they’re out of their scratchy phases (with the help of a couple of spray-bottles and Isaiah’s “scary voice”), we’re doomed to watch our Craigslist-find-of-a-couch get ripped to shreds. Luckily, they haven’t moved on to anything else and are slowly winding down from that habit.
When they stop/we cave and get their front claws removed, we’re looking forward to new, undestroyed furniture. We furnished our apartment on $400 and a whole lot of time hunting on Craigslist and browsing Pier 1 sales. It definitely feels like home, it looks lived in and eclectic and we finally have a space that says “Us.” If nothing else, we have soft mood lighting down to a science.
Every once in a while, I get on a decor kick and rack up a bunch of bookmarks for the future. This is for those of you in a different phase, who are ready to start gathering up inspiration.
Isaiah and I, just like our wedding style conflict, have two separate “pulls” for our decor affections. We love minimalistic, monochromatic decor (but this could never be a viable option for us of the people-who-spill-regularly-tribe).
Something like this from Fresh Home would be beautiful and excellent for us if we could swap out the white couch.
I love this workspace from A Merry Mishap, the chalkboard wall won me over immediately and Apple goes with everything, doesn’t it? The hanging pencil cups had me from “hello” I think.
I love this tutorial from Apartment Therapy on separating rooms with curtains for $40.00 and the eclectic vibe of the room leads me to the next half of our split style personality.
We have this other, completely eclectic and comfortable vibe with punchy colors and world-inspired or mid-century modern furniture and conflicting patterns side of us. Rooms like this, in a shoot from Feather Love, come to mind.
Our apartment is most closely decorated currently like the jealous baby sibling version of this freaking beautiful home of interior designer Wary Meyers. Holy cow, I love her style.
We’ve established a couple of musts. We need colored walls, because white walls get dirty with our kid fingers…despite having no actual children. We cannot have a white couch. We have to mix these two styles.
Isaiah so sweetly painted the accent wall in our apartment an earthy but punchy mustard yellow while I was on my trip this summer. He’s a winner, eh?
What style is your home decorated in? Tell me all about it.