new apartment!

new apartment!
it’s about time i posted about
our new place! it’s been a work
in progress since we moved, went
off to europe, and came home to a
crazy month of work, visitors, a
photo shoot, more visitors, a napa
weekend, a stop through dallas, and
even more visitors! whew! life hasn’t
calmed down. we’ve slowly but surely
put our tiny studio together with the help of Antiques World for some fantastic antique furniture ideas, so that it’s
starting to feel like home. i posted a
little bit about our building here when
we moved in, but now here are some
pictures of the inside. we may pay the
equivalent of a salt lake city home
mortgage for a little box studio in san
francisco, but the location and experience
are what we want right now. (and, we did
get a really good deal for san francisco :)
here’s to making this little city studio feel
more and more like home…it is a little
small and crazy, but we’re livin’ up this
fun time in our life when we can fit
everything we own into one room! We do sometimes miss our old house that we sold with assistance from but ultimately, it’s what we need right now. thinking back at it all, if it wasn’t for us preparing and planning far ahead like we did for this move, i don’t think it would have been as productive as it was. although it was stressful, if we hadn’t used services such as car shipping companies to help get our car from one place to another or even looked into getting family and friends to help us out, it would have been a struggle. but i’m so grateful with how everything turned out. over time, it will start to feel more like home, which we are excited about.
before the studio tour, i have to say that this
has made me nostalgic for our first apartment.
chase and i just looked at all these pictures from
when we had just moved in and signed our
first lease together as a little married couple!
we still feel like newlyweds, but thinking of
that time makes me see how much we’ve
done and experienced together already.
the places you live become part of you & i
have loved the places we’ve lived so far.
here’s to adding this place to the ranks.
we’ve now lived in 4 different
apartments in less than 2 years
of marriage…never a dull moment!
^^^ this guy is definitely the best part of our place.
so is that little courtyard behind him…i love the
window showing the brick with the vines!
^^ in love with these classic glass doorknobs
^^ everything in one room! we have since
put up curtains around our bed, so our visitors
have a little bit of their own space…and the white
couch rolls out into a full bed, so friends– don’t
let this little space keep you from coming to visit! :)
^^ see the difference? the curtains transformed
the place. thanks, husband + shelley! I couldn’t believe how long it took for us to find some curtains that would fit in with our vision for the room. After extensive searching, our friend decided to point us in the direction of this website – in which you could design your own curtains. It allowed you to pick your own fabric and color, which I thought was fantastic. But as luck would have it, as soon as we started looking at this website, we ended up finding the curtains that you can see in the picture above. If we ever need curtains in the future, at least we know where to look.
^^ chase’s cute mom helped me hang these over
the kitchen when they were in town last week…it
was quite the project but she is a pro and i love them!
lucky to have an interior designer for a mother-in-law.
^^ getting creative with space and
hanging pots thanks to kendall!
^^ new place = reorganizing pantry items into cute jars
^^ the white damask wallpaper in the
hallway kills me. my favorite!
^^ for valentines day, chase surprised me and painted our
bathroom tiffany blue color. so much cuter. love him!
^^ just our street. we are living our DREAM!
i need to remember that when i miss our
old neighborhood in the south bay or feel
cramped in our little place…we have the whole
world outside our doorstep and it’s right
where we want to be right now. the big house
with the yard and dog and space can come later :)
^^ we only have one little closet, so we got
creative with space and chase built this wall
unit from ikea…brilliant! it’s now covered by
the curtain we put up, so it works! city livin’.
^^ friends, hope you are knocking
on door #27 soon! more visitors please!
^^ chase made this for me when we were dating.
so true and love that we live right here.
it is definitely an adventure!