Monday, March 31, 2014

Room Inspiration

Moving came with lots of purging and reorganizing. Only 1 trip to the Container Store so far though!
When I moved to my last apartment 4 years ago, I started to re-decorate my bedroom. It happened slowly over the course of the years, but never finished. I hoarded picture frames and was hoping that in the move I would make a decision on what I wanted and get rid of the rest. No dice. Thus I've decided to not rest until my room redecoration is complete!

I really like the soothing elegance of neutral colors in  bedroom. I had pale pink for a while, but I think that's a little to girly for being in my late twenties. These pictures have been my inspiration. The top one kills me a little every time I look at it!

I already have an upholstered headboard, which I'm not so into anymore. I might get a new slipcover for it, in neutral. My bedding is all white save for the monogrammed euro pillows that are monogrammed in sand.
My room also has hardwood floors, which are gorgeous, but not so welcoming. I need to get an area rug. I'm thinking white.

My desk, dresser and bookshelf are all dark cherry. I want to get this table from ikea to use as a nightstand and spray paint the legs a metallic to lighten up the dark accents.

Oh and I want a bench. A bigger version of the ones featured in the last picture to put up against a wall.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Movin' and Shakin'

March has been a whirlwind to say the least. I will update soon with details. For now the things I've been up to include...

Vacationing in Palm Springs:



Junior League Event PR:


Friday, March 7, 2014

Spring Break!!

I could not be more excited to escape the rain in the Bay to the sunshine of Palm Springs this weekend! The BF and I are headed down south for a mini-spring break. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well!

This is what I'm packing:

Jacks, of course

Monday, March 3, 2014

Moving on {up?}!

I've officially crossed 1 thing off my 2014 to-do list. I've finally found a new apartment!!! In December, 2 weeks before Christmas, one of my roommates & the master lease holder, informed us she was moving out after 6 years in the house. If you don't follow real estate San Francisco housing prices have gone from ridiculous to preposterous in the last 6 or so years. Our landlord let us know that with the new lease, rent will go up about $500/person/month. That ain't gonna work for this lady.

To be honest I was more than a little nervous about finding a new place. Our land lord was nice enough to give us 6 months before the hike, but in general it was going to be tough to find a place that wasn't far away, didn't have 5 other roommates and was up to my aesthetic expectations within my price range. I had casually been perusing craigslist for listings that were up to my high standards, and I found an adorable 2 bedroom in the Noe Valley neighborhood with a lovely roommate from North Carolina and a kitty named Finn. It's a little farther out than I'd like to be; I've been living closer to town in Russian Hill. But it still has a cute shopping street near by and is closer to the AMAHZING restaurants in the Mission. The BF is happy too, as parking should be a breeze.

I've got a lot going on this month: mini-vacay, finalizing Junior League event details, moving, and the actual Junior League event, but I'm so happy to have this weight off my shoulders....and can't wait to start re-decorating!!