studio #3

Speaking of selling our condo, I recently took some updated photos and figured I’d share them with you. The lighting in here makes it complicated to take photos, but I think these gives a good sense of our space. We’ve made a few minor changes since our apartment therapy tour years ago, and when I said we have sneaky storage solutions I wasn’t kidding.

See that floor mirror? Our ironing board, floor steamer, and a folding chair is hidden behind there. Behind the sofa? There are 3 painting canvases and wrapping paper. Under the media cabinet? Ryan’s video game collection in a CD holder, and two guitar hero guitars (which I must say, haven’t been used in years). Inside that side table? Our extensive board game collection. And that’s just the living area.

Living in a studio has been a challenge (to say the least), and it may even be more of a challenge to sell our home in such a difficult real estate market. We’re hoping that it sells pretty quickly, but we’re willing to wait it out. For now I’ll just have to daydream about how I’ll design our next dream place.

i am someone’s wife. i have a husband!



I don’t even know where to begin. Especially after not writing for two months. When I got engaged, I promised myself that I wouldn’t become one of those girls who only talks about weddings, and I swore I wouldn’t turn this into a wedding blog. But, it happened. I was inspired by every image of flowers or white silk gowns, and forgot to post about my first love… interior design.

A lot has happened in the past few weeks. For one, I got married to Ryan on April 23rd (our eleventh anniversary).  :)  The day went by so quickly, as everyone said it would, but it was so perfect. It was supposed to rain the entire day but just as we went to take wedding photos and head to our outdoor ceremony, the rain stopped and the sun came out. The day was filled with joy, laughter and so much love and made me feel so incredibly lucky.

The week after our ceremony, we went to Mexico for eleven days and ate, slept and drank way too much. I have over 2,000 pictures of all of our adventures and I’m sure I’ll share a few eventually. I’m still getting teased by my besties about how many are on facebook, so I might wait a bit.

My career is seriously better than ever! I’m working part time at a local design firm and doing consulting work for two other amazing designers working from home. I wake up every morning excited to work and feel grateful to have such positive and talented women to work with. I seriously can’t believe my life right now!

As if that wasn’t enough excitement for the past month, we’re listing our condo for sale this week. We’ve lived in this studio for almost 4 years and it’s about time for a change. We may buy a house, or rent a place until we’re ready, but it all depends on how quickly this place sells. I’m hoping there’s a girl out there that gets as emotionally attached as I did!

As you can imagine, my inspiration folders are busting at the digital seams and I have so many goodies to share with you! I’m patiently waiting for photos from our incredibly talented wedding photographer, but have these as a teaser until we get the others! Enjoy!

light and sweet

My morning meeting was canceled because of the nasty weather we’re getting on the east coast. My car and stairs were completely covered in a sheet of ice causing me to fall, laugh by myself, and look like a psycho to my neighbors. (Why are my neighbors just standing outside in freezing rain anyway? Weirdos.) Anywho. This is just one of those mornings where I can’t drink enough coffee and my blog entries don’t make sense.

I’m going to have a productive day in my gigantic fuzzy robe and thick wool socks. Listening to pandora with my vintage coffee mug permanently in my hand.

(image via mandr.)

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