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Happy Adventures,

Erika

What to do with a fireplace?!

We are finally in our new place and loving it! Also, as a huge perk we have a fireplace! It is somewhat intimidating because it is such a focal point.  There are many ways to make it truly shine. I love the idea of surrounding it by candles or having a statement art piece at the center. The furniture that circles the fireplace is also important; I want it to be comfortable and inviting. To bring in color–I think pillows and small accessories (like figurines, mirrors, or frames) or a bar cart can help. I even am toying with the idea of painting the area around the fireplace.

Here is one scenario I created–I’m loving the black and gold combo with pops of teal. Trying to stay with our new mid-century eclectic look.

 

Around the Fireplace | Scones in the Sky

 

Here are the details are on the photo:

Grey Side Chair ::: West Elm, $899

Pillow ::: CB2, $29.99

Candlestick Holders ::: CB2, $4.95-$6.95

Dessert Sun Mirror ::: Dot & Bo, $59.99

Logan Square Print ::: Etsy, $24.00

Bar Cart ::: Dot & Bo, $499.99

Teal Glasses ::: IKEA, $1.99 each

Faux Cowhide Throw ::: Pier1 Imports, $44.95

Dark Yellow Chaise ::: IKEA, $250.00

 

Happy home adventures!

Erika

Inspiration for the “New Look” in Our Apartment

 

We have a little over a month until we move into our new loft! Moving is definitely a hassle, but I like that you get the opportunity to start with a fresh, new canvas. You get to reorganize, redecorate (have an excuse for buying a new item or two ;)), and reestablish your home. I compiled a visual, showing some of the items I would love to see in our new place. Like I said in a previous post, we are going to try to go a little more mid-century/retro this time around. Hopefully, I can get some good before and after photos too!

Also–the list of items in the picture are below!

New Apartment Look

 

Call Me Old Fashioned ::: Katie Kime Print, $68.00

Rope Pendant Light ::: CB2, $79.95

Queen Anne Blush Wallpaper ::: Rifle Paper Co., $135.00

Eames Molded Plastic Chair ::: YLiving, $399.00

Spiers Sofa in Teal ::: Dot&Bo, $899.99

Turkish Throw Pillow ::: Etsy, $15.95

Mid-Century Inspired Coffee Table ::: OrWa Designs, Etsy, $220.00

Wood Wall Clock ::: Uncommon, Etsy, $65.00

Jake just saw the price for one Eames chair…Yea, I might be dreaming with that one. But if you don’t have a dream, how can you have a dream come true? We do most of our shopping at outdoor markets, thrift stores and antique shops…and not a lot of that inventory is online. I keep my eyes open for a good deal :).

Always on the lookout…

Erika

 

 

 

Tips for Living in Smaller Spaces

Living in a studio or small apartment can feel cramped, but let these tips help!

I had to throw away a lot of my belongings when moving across the country–and then on top of that–I downsized from a two bedroom to a studio apartment. I have loved living with less (trying to be a minimalist instead of a hoarder ;)) but I sometimes feel limited in creativity when working with such a small space. I found these articles inspiring and encouraging. I want to tackle our new loft/studio with a new determination to make the space look bigger, feel homier, and show our creativity.

Scones in the Sky Rental Upgrades via Apartment Therapy

Let’s start by ways to upgrade a RENTAL space. Many of us are afraid to take extra steps to enhancing our rental…try out at least one of these awesome suggestions!

Scones in the Sky Creating Space

Here is a studio that is about the size of our current apartment, and they did an incredible job with the overall look and design of the space.

beautiful color studio

This is a beautiful, colorful space that makes me feel at home.

Scones in the Sky Kitchen  via Home Grown Interiors

I am no stranger to limited counter space, but the apartment above has such an easy and practical solution.

studio living

Another visually attractive small studio space. I love the reading nook by the window. Having great lighting in your studio is going to make it look and feel bigger. If you don’t have it naturally, here are ways to get it!

From my studio to yours,

Erika