New Apartment Plans

I’ve just started the packing process for my upcoming move but I already have ideas floating around in my head for my new apartment. No doubt, it’s upgraded and I don’t have to make as many changes to this new apartment as I have with my current one, but I do want to put my own personal stamp on a few elements.

I replaced all of the kitchen hardware in my current apartment and the kitchen in my new apartment has new cabinets, appliances, backsplash, countertops, etc. I love my current brass knobs so much, but I know they won’t fit with the size of the knobs and cabinets in my new kitchen. So… I think I’ll try to repurpose and/or sell my current brass knobs and get new brass pulls to fit in the new kitchen. My two current favorites are below.

For the drawers:


For the cabinets:


Another one of my favorite projects in my current apartment was my gold polka dot  entryway. I can’t use the same decals again after I peel them off, but I loved the look every time I walked in and out of the apartment so I want to do something similar in my new place. I found this on pinterest and will probably do something similar.


I know there will be many more projects, ideas, and DIYs in the new place so stay tuned!


Look for Less: Metal Rolling Cart

I realized I haven’t done a Look for Less post in quite awhile so here are two great finds at different price points. Orange metal rolling carts: can be used as a coffee table, media console, storage, etc. The wheels are great if you are in a small space and need to move things around quickly when guests come over. These both have an industrial look with the metal finish, clean lines and exposed wheels but the bright color works as a warmer accent piece.

1. CB2 has this Orange Media Cart for $169





2. Deal alert: Target has an almost identical (smaller) Orange Metal Cart for $59.99!




Check out other great finds in the look for less series here.


Big News: I’m Moving!

If you hadn’t already noticed on my instagram and twitter feeds over the weekend, I’m moving!

But I’m not going too far… just a few floors upstairs in the same building. I heard about a couple new studio apartments that were recently remodeled in my building so I went to just check them out over the weekend at an open house and fell in love. I had zero intentions of actually moving when I went to look at the remodels but the price was right and the upgrades were amazing! These were the selling points:

  • Updated kitchen with new appliances
  • Updated bathroom
  • Open concept layout
  • Better view
  • Higher floor of the building
  • New paint and trim
  • Updated lighting fixtures and hardware
  • Two custom closets with built-in shelving and hanging space

Downside: I have to move in just under three weeks. Let the panic begin! So stay tuned for lots of updates on the new place, packing, moving and personalizing my new apartment. I’ll definitely need refer back to my own moving checklist and series of posts to stay on top of things in the next couple weeks.

Here’s a couple sneak peeks at the new apartment:

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All images: Studio Style Blog


Ikea 2015 Catalog

The new Ikea 2015 catalog has arrived! You can flip through every page online here.

I’m really gravitating toward their new products with a ‘graphic’ feel. Sleek, clean lines with bold and bright colors. A few of my favorites from the new line up are below. You can check out more new products here. Happy Friday!

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All images: Ikea 


Design Trend: Exposed Lighting

I’ve seen different variations of this look popping up everywhere lately, so I thought I would share a couple table lamps at different price points and designs. Exposed lighting has been a trend for awhile in pendant style lamps, but table lamps with exposed bulbs are a new take on the trend. They are all a bit different, but I love the look!