New Apartment: Closet Organization

Closet post is finally here and it’s been finished for months, I just haven’t had a chance to get all of my before and after photos in one place. I love that my new apartment has all of these wonderful built-ins but it was a bit of a challenge getting everything arranged in this new system. There were a couple of trial and errors but I eventually found a little spot for every last item.

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Progress: 2014-09-07 20.00.47

Sometimes you just need a glass of champagne while organizing your closet :) 2014-09-10 20.04.43

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I removed one of the clothing bars from this area and managed to fit this three tier shelf perfectly in this nook:

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Additional room for storage and I didn’t need the extra hanging space in this area, so it all worked out:

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This was the last remaining area that was unfinished in my apartment so it’s a huge relief to have it finally done and checked off the list! Stay tuned for another post about Closet #2 soon.

Check out the closets at my old studio apartment here.

Favorite Link of the Day

Happy Friday! I love this before/after transformation on Apartment Therapy today. Excellent proof that if you have the vision, resources and skill, you can transform a drab piece (that might otherwise be ignored) into something amazing. Check out the full post here.


Style on a Budget: Five Nightstands Under $200

My latest post for the DC Ladies is live today! I’ve chosen five great nightstands and alternative pieces of furniture that can double as a nightstand- all under $200. You can really think outside the box when you’re shopping for one- think accent tables, a small desk or dresser, or even a kitchen cart. Check out the full post, sources and where to shop the look here.

5 nightstands under 200

Entryway Storage

Finally had time to organize the Ikea Raskog cart in my entryway. When I moved into my new place, I had it there temporarily because I couldn’t figure out where else to put it, and as the unpacking slowly winded down, I realized that it actually works in the space.

The initial chaos of the first stages of unpacking:

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Slight improvement, but still needed a bit of sorting and organization:

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Final result! Now I have a place for outgoing mail, bills, stamps, etc. and added my little vintage gold bowl to hold change and my laundry card. Eventually, I might want to invest in a small console table, but for now, this works and fits perfectly in the little spot in my entryway. More photos below:2014-10-12 18.19.30  2014-10-12 18.21.54 2014-10-12 18.22.08 2014-10-12 18.22.20 2014-10-12 18.22.32

I also purchased this rose gold letter sorter from CB2 a couple months ago and finally started using it. It looks great and keeps my kitchen island much more organized. 2014-10-12 18.26.47


Favorite Link of the Day: Styling with Neutrals

Apologies for being MIA on the blog… life and work are a bit hectic right now, so I haven’t had time to catch up with all the posts I have ready and waiting for you! Hoping to have new content for you tomorrow, so stay tuned! In the meantime, head over to Emily Henderson’s amazing site to check out her video for Target- I love everything about this setup. Such a fantastic way to embrace neutrals (and avoiding the “boring beige” look) with style:


Five Accent Chairs Under $200

My new post is live on the DC Ladies site today. The next up in the Style on a Budget series: Accent Chairs. I’ve selected five great options, all under $200, in a variety of styles and colors. For the full post, head to the DC Ladies site here.
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