Duvet | Pillows (old) | Picture frame (made by me and my dad)
As you know from this post, Gary and I moved to Indianapolis three months ago. We moved into a tiny studio apartment in downtown Indy. Today I’m sharing a peek into our studio!
Preparing to move into our new apartment was quite difficult since we signed our lease without having seen our apartment – only pictures online. Since we didn’t know all the details of our new place, we only brought a few key pieces of furniture like our bed, my desk, a bookshelf, a dresser, and a table. Once we arrived in Indy and set up our furniture, we decided we had enough room for a couch and two night stands. As for colors, I wanted to stay fairly gender-neutral as I wanted Gary to look forward to coming home to a nice space that wasn’t overly girly (although I do look forward to one day having a room to myself with blush and gold everywhere) and was inviting. I ended up going with grey, gold, copper, and a blue/green (or seafoam) color.
As you’ll see throughout the photos, we have several pictures all over our apartment. Pictures are very important to me especially because we don’t have family or friends close by. It’s really special for me to have pictures everywhere and it doesn’t matter to me if they are in frames or not – I just like them all over the apartment!
I also have a love for prints. The Rifle Paper Co. one above is special to me because that was the art on our wedding invitations!
I created a little section on our dresser of special items and gifts we were given (now looking at it, they are almost all gifts from close friends). On the dresser is our diplomas, my polaroid camera (a gift from Gary), a gold polaroid album and note from our wedding photographer, a gold jewelry box from one of my best friends, a card from me to Gary on our honeymoon, another glass jewelry box from a friend, Jo Malone perfume (a gift from Gary), and jewelry organizer from a good friend, a picture of Mary given to us by close friends, and my rosary (also a gift from Gary).
We walk by this little area every day, so I thought we could display some very special gifts here and when we walk by it, the gifts and other items bring back memories and remind us of our friends.
Our bar cart is actually a complete mess and I really need to properly organize it (I’ll do a post on it soon!), but I thought I’d show it anyway. I bought this bar cart for less than $100 at Target and absolutely love it. I love gold and wood (which is on the bottom level not shown), so I knew I had to buy it when I saw it in the store on a major discount. On the bar cart, I have all different kinds of glasses – margarita glasses, copper mugs, champagne flutes, and whiskey glasses. I also incorporated a print, mercury candle holders, napkins from our wedding, a shaker, cheese cutting tools, a “K” ornament, Cheese and matches from our wedding.
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