My Christmas vacation is quickly coming to a close here in Kentucky/Cincinnati (yes, near where “Peeta” is from). It’s been super cold and snowy, but one thing I’ve missed more than Jay-Z misses Kanye being single is the space and the natural light. My tiny Brooklyn bedroom/apartment doesn’t really afford me any extra light or space, so it has been nice to stretch my little body out. Here are some of my favorite parts of my house:
My mom had this really big “travel” and “vintage” period, and I love these quirky old suitcases because they are simply decor. They serve no purpose aside from making the house feel like a home.
My mom has had these records since she was in high school. That peach box is real, it’s not some prop from Urban Outfitters. How cute?! I’m sure she doesn’t listen to the records anymore, but maybe one day we will.
Between the first picture and this one, you can hopefully tell what my mother’s favorite animal is. She adores elephants. There are elephants in almost every room of the house.
This has been one of my favorite things since I was a kid. My sister and I used to pretend we were the two women in this tapestry and we would make up stories to go along with it. As an adult, I just love the Egyptian influence. Very swank.
At first, being black, the idea of living in the woods seemed like we were breaking all of the horror film rules. After living here for a while I started to feel more in-tune with nature.
Almost like Pocahontas but less hot.The two decks on the front of my house that overlook the stream and my mother’s plant habit bring the outside in at every turn. I’m going to start buying plants for my NYC apartment asap.
And there you have it! All of these lovely things that I just love and plan to miss about my home.
I love Fall, and movies have given me a pretty romanticized idea of what Fall in New York city will be like. Big huge parks filled with orange and yellow leaves. Coffee shops. Apple Cider. Sweaters. Tea. Pumpkin everything. AHHH, I love it! I’m also realizing that I have supreme maternal instincts to the point that it feels like I’m nesting in my apartment. Case in Point: my festive and seasonally appropriate apartment decorations:
I haven’t driven my roommates crazy yet (probably due to the deliciously fragrant candles burning and outrageous amount of candy that I supply on the regular), but I still need to purchase the Nightmare Before Christmas on DVD, and decide what to do with this enormous bag of fake leaves I bought…
Pinterest taught me that Mason jars are cute and “homey” no matter what you fill them with so of course I filled them with the most underrated of all Halloween candies, Candy Corn. Seriously, why don’t people like it? Bill Maher was once quoted as saying:
“New Rule: You can’t call it a treat if everyone hates it. We’ve toppled Saddam Hussein, why can’t we get rid of candy corn? Everyone who puts this out hates your children and wants them to die, they just don’t have the guts to put a razor blade in an apple.”
Do you decorate your living space for seasons and holidays? Do you think it’s easier or harder to do in an apartment? Let me know!