Sunday, January 16, 2011

Inspo for my New Apartment

As I slyly mentioned before, I'll be moving in two weeks! I'm so excited to get out of this mini apartment and into a similarly mini apartment but with modern amenities like a full sized fridge and a dishwasher! This apartment is much more modern, because the place was built last August and has floor to ceiling windows. I'm trying to go for a more airy open feeling with light colors/neutrals with pops of color (I'm a color girl and I can't change that about myself). I'm really into adding some oriental carpets or a hide throw. Here are some pictures I've been collecting as inspiration. I'm going over to the apartment later today to measure the space and will update you with pictures!

What a lovely entry bench that leads into a beautiful serene but personal room. I wish I could see more of it. Rue Magazine.

Also from Rue Magazine, those are very sweet very simple window treatments--though I'm thinking of going with white linen curtains. I'd probs layer that small rug on something else? Also, I want some exposed beams in the ceiling.

I love the cute quatrefoil table in this bathroom. It's a little "shabby chic" but you see my direction here. Pretty feminine bathrooms are the best.

Though this living room by Darryl Carter has many classical and traditional elements, I love the relaxed quality of it with the neutral colors.

I really wish I had build in bookshelves but my Ikea ones will have to do for now. I'm really into these hide throws and would love to layer one on top of another rug. From Elle Decor.

I def won't have stairs in my new apt but I am OBSESSED with that oriental rug (HATE the coffee table--sors), but mostly love the eclectic look even though I'm not super drawn to each piece separately. Elle Decor

Who can spot the pug first? So cute! I also don't have a fireplace but what a great room! I want that zebra rug (and the pug drawing) and this airy informal feeling. From Lonny.

SWOON. SAH. WOON. I love this entire room. Everything from the wide plank flooring to the tufted sofa to the soaring windows. Elle Decor.

So this is just the beginning. I'm beyond excited to decorate another apartment for myself and for my lovely readers, too! I'll take pics of the empty apartment tomorrow and then we can start shopping! SHOPPING! Oh, did I mention I'm about 2 blocks from the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market? So start looking forward to some trips there and some thrift shops too. It's going to get good.

Alicia B.


Layers and Layers said...

Lots of fun Alicia! Congratulations .. I lok forward to seeing the plan come together!

Raina Cox said...

Mazel on the new place! Love each and every one of your inspirations photos.

Alicia B. Designs said...

Thanks you guys! You have NO IDEA how much i'm looking forward to moving.
Alicia B.

Mandy Crandell said...

So beautiful! Definitely inspiring. Congrats on moving!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

It IS going to get good & glad we get to follow along. Congrat's on your new home. It's always exciting, especially for us that love to creat those next great spaces. I'm thrilled for you!

Anonymous said...

So what is a "hide throw"? Is that a throw that is somehow hidden? Or is it a throw made of someone's hide? Thanks Alicia B!