Today I have a very talented lady here to share her beautiful apartment. Kristin, from Simply Smitten, is sort of a superhero. She went through the same program as I did at Harrington College of Design, all while continuing her full time job. I barely survived while giving 100% of my time to school, can't imagine balancing it with a job!! So very impressive. And here is her gorgeous home:
Oh and PS, today is my 700th post, and I'm just a couple people away from 700 followers. Makes me smile. Thanks to all of you.
Hello Things That Sparkle readers! I'm Kristin from Simply Smitten and I'm absolutely thrilled that Alex invited me share with you a few of my favorite things. If you are familiar with my blog then you know that I love to mix vintage, antique and modern pieces to create a cozy, layered look. I moved into my apartment in July so it's still a work in progress but I wanted to share with you my vision so far!
My living room is by far my favorite space. It's the one room in the apartment that feels the most complete. It's the very first room people see when they walk into my home so I really wanted it to reflect me and be filled with the things I love. The architecture is far more modern than anything I ever thought I would like but it's a great space and the 10ft windows offer lots of natural light. I kept the walls bright white (I rent and didn't want to have to repaint when I move) and added color and texture with my rotating collection of art, pillows, throws and fresh flowers. I love each and every piece in it, including...
this gorgeous 1950's velvet chair that I inherited from my great aunt. The chair doesn't really match anything in the room but that's why I love it. I think every room should have one great odd chair.
I like for the artwork in my apartment to have some kind of meaning. This painting holds a special place in my heart not only because it was given to me by my mother but because it almost feels like it was made just for me. I have the world's cutest Boston Terrier named Pinkie (note the pink background) so every time I look at this piece I think of her and it makes me smile. It hangs next to my bed so it's the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I see before I go to bed at night.
My favorite object has to be this Haeger urn I scored at the Broadway Antique Market for a mere $20. It's quite possibly the most useful thing I own. You can put just about anything in it and it will instantly look chic. Here it holds a bunch of magnolia leaves but it also makes a great ice bucket!
My home continues to evolve with every new purchase and treasure I find. You can follow along on the changes by checking out the "My Home" section of my blog...I hope you'll follow along!
Thanks for having me, Alex! xo