Home Decor: Loft Living
Who would have thought that you could find a New York-style loft apartment in little Rhode Island?
I love our apartment. As the girl who bought my old IKEA dresser from me said, it's "a Pinterest apartment."
My first big girl home was a charming, one-bedroom attic apartment with white and Tiffany blue painted walls, French doors with crystal knobs, hardwood floors, windows and a skylight that filled each room with Southern exposure sunlight, and plenty of closet space. I was sad to part with it all last summer, but our loft is so us - the open concept, brick walls, marble countertops, massive window in the massive wall at the center of our living area, 20-foot ceiling with the massive wood and metal fan, spiral staircase leading up to the second level, and even the light fixtures! A and I wrote a check and signed the paperwork within the first 30 minutes of viewing it.
We moved in without much furniture, but over time, piece by piece, we've been filling our loft and making it our home. I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces with you!
Pictured above is the chair that sits at my vanity. I searched high and low for the most affordable 'Eames-style chair' and settled on this one. It shipped quickly, was easy to assemble, and is sturdy. Luna decided she'd have a photoshoot when I was photographing it for this post last weekend.
She's a silly girl.
Behind her are our affordable IKEA shelves. I first discovered these on Pinterest, where there were several DIYs involving spray-painting them gold. I decided to keep ours white and put some effort into styling them. I'm thinking my bowl from this post, this box, this 'hello' word object, a Kinfolk magazine, pretty coffee table books like this and this, pretty literature like this Pride and Prejudice and this Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (two of my favorites), and a book of cocktails.
Underneath the massive window in the massive wall at the center of our living area, we hung a massive mirror. It makes the space appear even bigger and more open and brings in more light. I love adding mirrors to any space for that reason!
Finally, I recently ordered several prints from Society6, most inspired by Kate. I had the two spotted prints custom-framed at a Michael's and the rest dry-mounted and framed in more affordable frames. I'm not sure yet if I'll hang any of them - I quite like the look of them leaning against the walls of our loft. If there's interest, I'll write a separate post with details about each print and framing another time!
What are your favorite home decor pieces?