Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Apartment musings

Everyone assumes my home must be amazing. While I love my home, admittedly its not "there" yet. About a year ago I moved into a small 600 sf apartment on the Plaza. It is the smallest space I have lived in so decorating it has been a refreshing challenge. I plan to make updates as I make progress on getting my apartment "photo shoot ready": )

Here is some progress in the living room: these table lamps came with me from my previous temporary living spot, but the old shades didn't quite work. I got these raw silk shades (and the lamps) from Barbara Cosgrove Lamps. They are not making this exact lamp anymore, but they do have one similar in the line. Mine has a European style fabric wrapped cord that I LOVE. The clear acrylic nesting tables also came with me from a former home and are perfect for my small apartment.
The rug was a new purchase (through the store). I love the process of these rugs: old Tarkan rugs are dyed, then cut up and patched back together in a mismatched patchwork style with large exposed stitching. The rug has made a huge difference on how the space feels by tying the color scheme together and anchoring the furniture. I have hardwood floors, so it also makes the room feel much more cozy!

I look forward to keeping you up to date on my progress!


  1. I'd like to know the color of the Tarkan rug you purchased. Is it Antique wash?

  2. Yes, it is the Antique Wash. It came out a little different than I expected, which is the nature of these types of products. Just a bit darker and with more green in it, but very lovely none the less.