05/10 Our Apartment / Tips

TV Gallery Wall Update + How I Pick Art

This post is sponsored by Desenio.

A little refresh for my favorite wall in our home! Putting art around the TV has done so much to help our TV blend in with the living room and it’s the type of gallery wall I love most since it serves both function and design. Having gone through several edits of it during our years of living here, this arrangement is by far the winner so I kept that the same while updating the art to some of my favorites from Desenio. Desenio is an online source for modern and affordable posters and frames largely inspired by Scandinavian style, a very fitting partner for this project and sharing how I go about selecting art for our home (discount code at the end of the post.)

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04/25 Our Apartment / Tips

Plant Tour: Care + Tips

At one point my plant count maxed around 20 and as I’ve dwindled down to 9 I learned that 20 is beyond my capabilities for giving each plant the best home possible. I can handle keeping 9 alive though and no longer feel the frustration of plants constantly dying on me, especially since understanding the limitations of the living conditions our small apartment provides. Now I know what works for this space, from both the standpoint of design and not killing so many plants. These are all the plants in our home that have survived with me over the years and how to care for them.

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03/26 Style

Spring Wardrobe Refresh

My desire to maintain a pared down, edited wardrobe came from being deeply stressed out by my closet being the biggest source of chaos in my space throughout the majority of my life. It was during my massive Marie Kondo purge almost 4 years ago (shared about it then on the blog, remember it??) that for the very first time I assessed every single piece of clothing I owned and got rid of most of it with good reasons. Since then, I’ve tasted the unparalleled joy of having a wardrobe consisting only of pieces I love and actually wear, and I intend on keeping it that way forever.

The flaw here is that clothing doesn’t last forever, and sometimes neither do tastes, where one year you can be in love with a sweater and the next year you’ll wonder why you even got it. Even with having nailed my style down pretty good by now which generally involves keeping to simple, comfortable, and versatile pieces that last, sometimes I get it wrong, or I change my mind, and I use the changing seasons to remind me to re-evaluate what’s taking up valuable real estate in my closet.

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