living room thoughts

I will admit this: I am horrible at pulling the trigger on anything that is permanent, i.e. decor for our apartment. I get overwhelmed with serious anxiety and freak out. Perhaps I need therapy.

However, I finally replaced that rug with this one and got this table. It’s only taken me like six months to figure it out. 

At first, I thought for sure I wanted color. Color, color, color. Then I realized that I’m afraid of color except for small doses. So, huge change of plans and enter the below color palate.


Yea, I know this is a bedroom but just pretend that the bed is a couch.


I bought the coffee table from CB2 and I’m seriously lusting after two gold poufs for under the table a la the photo above. I mean, how awesome is this?


The ceilings are ridiculously high in my apartment and I’ve been wracking my brain for something fun to do. We’re both kind of obsessed with maps but I can’t find one like this all blue one anywhere. So if you know, please tell me.

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?


  1. Alex ButtsMay 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    that headboard rules. and i always love the map idea but i dont get where anyone finds a quality map that big

  2. DooleyNotedStyleMay 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I like the clear table & pouf idea, it’s extra seating when you have people over & will match the striped walls we got to see on the vlogs! Here is a site to map murals/wallpapers that have links to the vendors –

  3. AlexMay 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    The map idea is growing on me. Plus AJ will like it. And love the poufs. Need one.

  4. Laura [Beauty & the Beard]May 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    we’ve been searching for huge maps for our loft for a while and seriously can’t find anything we love that’s that size under $1000, which i refuse to spend on paper. if you find somewhere, let me know. please.

  5. TaylorMay 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Love all the choices – neutral is the way to go IMO – then you can change out colors with seasons or when you hate it. Try googling map wall paper that might not be on piece but more like pieces! :)

    PS – I am starting to pick out new stuff for our move but i’m having anxiety. like really bad.

  6. Mrs C ♥May 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Hi there! Found my way here from Jess over @ Here(and)Now.

    Maybe try here for one of those maps:
    We had one in our house growing up & I thought it was soo cool!

    Anyway, new follower. I just love your writing style!

  7. Kate JulianMay 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I love all of this stuff. Esp the table with the gold ball sacks under them. So cute!

  8. LauraMay 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I love the first bedroom, gorgeous neutrals :)

    Laura xo

  9. Julia - the Urban SlantMay 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    that’s the coffee table i want. whatever. i’m mad at you. but i win because i have A pouf. just one…but still, a point for me. wuv you.

  10. ElizabethMay 18, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Sounds like you’re going to have a wonderfully decorated place! I’ve been dying for a gold pouf to put in my new apartment for next year. They add something special to a room. Also, I love your blog & am your newest follower!

    Cheers, Elizabeth

  11. navy and orangeMay 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    love that second photo!

    xoxo navy & orange

  12. Landi LausenMay 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Great buy… I’m totally in love with lucite, but you already knew that. $280 seems pretty decent for lucite furniture these days too! I’d love a ghost chair but don’t really have $800 to buy one ;)

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