I have loved living in my little downtown apartment but next week I'm moving about 20 minutes away where I will have a little more space, more closets, and a real kitchen- yay!! Since I am moving I wanted to snap a few shots of what my place looks like now so I can remember where things go and remember what it was like. I love my tall ceilings and all of the natural light the huge windows let in- the very second I walked in and saw that, I knew this was where I wanted to live!
Most of my furniture are hand-me-downs from my parents and my dining room chairs actually were my dad's parents chairs when he was growing up. I totally lucked out because my parents had moved right before I did so I was able to "claim" some of my favorite furniture! Most of the pieces are kind of "mix and match", like the red chair that I haven't been able to find a slipcover for, but they are all pieces that are comfortable or functional so for me, it works! My main color scheme stems from that green piece (not sure the exact term for it...) that my mom found at an auction. It's a great statement piece, and is very functional too because it gives me some great storage space.
When I first moved to Charleston I bought my very first sweetgrass basket that I keep on my entry table. It's the perfect place to keep my keys/wallet/sunglasses to grab before I go out the door!
My bar cart was probably what I was most excited to put together when I moved in and it's still one of my favorite little spots. Of course it's used more for storage and decoration (we're mostly just wine and beer drinkers) but I love all of the little details. It's a great place to display some of my favorite little gifts from friends, like "The South" tea towel, alligator plate, and monogram coasters in the top left photo (thanks Jen!!) and the adorable little mason jar shot glasses in the bottom left photo (love those Jess!)
Next to my bar cart is my "coffee bar" and extra little fridge (the one in my kitchen is teeny tiny!) which is starting to become a display for the upcoming wedding season! My Keurig was one of my favorite Christmas presents this year and of course I had to find some cute coffee mugs to enjoy it with!
My little vignette next to my TV changes often and this is where I usually like to display little holiday things, but for now it's back to my usual "life's a beach" frame (and Valentine's day roses from last week!) with my favorite candle, which of course happens to be the "Charleston" from Archipelago, on my Design Darling tray.
I love having the shelf behind the couch because it serves as a giant sofa table (and a nice spot for some Sweet Tea Monograms displays!) Most of the items on the shelf are from Home Goods or One Kings Lane- two of my favorite places that I've banned myself from now until I move into my new place. I made the coasters this summer for Robbie's birthday with some of our favorite Charleston spots!
I was pretty pumped when I moved in to get a bookshelf to hold my pretty picture frames and of course my wide assortment of books! On the top shelf you'll see some of my favorite things- my little custom pieces from Amanda Bee which will be the first thing framed and up on the wall when I can finally hang things on the walls!
Thanks y'all for joining me this morning on my little "tour" of my living/dining room! Cheers!