When I was younger, I thought a studio apartment meant you slept next to your bathtub and cooked on a hot plate. Now I know better…And in this studio, as opposed to my studio in SF, I have been able to divide the space into my bed area, a family room type of area (which I am showing you today), an office space (which you saw a bit of yesterday and will see more of in the coming weeks), and then there is a separate kitchen and separate bathroom. This is place is a palace compared to where I lived in SF.
So here is my “family room” which I am very proud of because this couch cost $200 with tax. And is super comfortable. $200! Did you hear me? It’s perfect. I am so thankful for it (more on that later). (You can see the apartment before here.)There is a story with these poofs too. It is crazy but they are perfect for when I have a friend over and when we are watching Gilmore Girls or before they took it away, Dawson’s Creek.I am actually taking this photo from my bed. (That’s a screensaver from AppleTV rolling across the screen.) Also I love Apple TV. Also, I am extremely thankful for my aunt giving me a TV she wasn’t using because I did not have a TV while in SF so having one is crazy and I am thankful for it! Storage. So necessary when living in a studio and it is hard to hide anything. When people come over, they can see my bed. There isn’t anyway to close my bedroom door so storage is key. I need to do a blog post on small spaces, don’t I? Maybe even putting together Ikea furniture like a boss (aka my mom is a boss and I am just okay). I’m not decorating much for Thanksgiving because I feel as if I only just got settled but I have so much gratitude for this space after so much moving. So here is my little family room space (you can find the tutorial for the shelves here). One of the things I am so thankful for this year is this apartment. I would say that is materialistic but it’s not. It’s a place I can call my own. It’s home. It makes me smile whenever I come in the door. Soon, I’ll be decorating for Christmas and it will be my first Christmas on my own in Chicago. I am thankful for this city and the thrill that runs through me when I walk through it while I snuggle my face into my scarf away from the brisk air. I am thankful that I am close to family and that I am now a grown up in my family unit. It’s nice. This is a nice season–sometimes weird, sometimes hard, but also nice. And so I’m thankful. It’s cold outside but it’s warm in here and I am reminded that life is hard but we have a living hope. And how wonderful is that?Linking up with Lisa, Katie, Annie, and Cait.
How do you like to decorate? What makes your house a home? And what are you thankful for? Talk to me.
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