Interior Design

How Very Pinteresting


As someone who currently lives in the Bay area (and, as a direct result, can forget about buying a home for several years at this point), I spend an inordinate amount of time scrolling Pinterest for the kind of home that I’d like to live in now someday.


Several years ago, this was how I pictured my future house – and to be honest with you, I don’t know that my taste has changed all that much. However, I would like to think that I have refined my style at least a bit since graduating from college (where all of my rooms were somewhat reminiscent of a rainbow explosion), and so I use Pinterest to torture myself collect any new thoughts I have about the house I’ll never have own someday.

(Can you read between the lines? I want a house NOW. www dot now dot com.)  Continue reading “How Very Pinteresting”

Interior Design, Life, Moving

Things I Would Like To Like to Be Near


I think that maybe the title of this post is not grammatically correct, and I do not care. I would like to make it clear that I tried. Moving on!

So, we’ll be moving in the next few months, and it has come to my attention that we’ll likely be ending up somewhere that will need a bit of (ahem) TLC in order to look nice. As such, I have been scouring the world’s number one spot for stealing other people’s ideas, Pinterest, to try to find fun ideas that I could potentially incorporate into yet another living space in which am not allowed to paint or knock down walls. Grrrrrr.

I’m not feeling that Hemingway-ish at the moment, so let’s just dive into some pictures and talk about them. Any suggestions you (yes, YOU! You there.) might have would be extremely welcome regarding making a drab rental look less drab/rental-ish, and also if anyone would like to give me a nice house in the Bay Area, that would be really terrific and I would be super appreciative.  We’ve got work to do!

Before & After, Interior Design

Before and After Mania: Our Apartment

[I don’t know if that’s an onion peel on the floor or what, but just ignore it.  Please.]

Most of you who know me know that I am a complete and total nut for a good before and after transformation.  What’s better than seeing an ugly-ass chair revamped into the pinnacle of fun – or better yet, the centerpiece of a room?

Well, this post isn’t about a chair.  It’s about my apartment.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, My Man and I dwell in a mere 530 square feet, a space which we have used well in the past year.  For the past few months, we had decided that we had outgrown this place, and that moving was the only way to accommodate the vast quantities of crap that we had managed to amass over the past year.

However, after looking at several options and realizing what the price difference was, we sat down and had a long conversation about what moving REALLY meant: money.  Space, also, but mostly money – and lots of it.  Boulder homeowners can charge a small fortune for a shitty-yet-large apartment in a good location, and we were starting to grow weary of justifying enormous rent leaps in the coming months.

So, we took a leap of faith and decided to go in another direction: straight to The Container Store.  After measuring out the areas of our apartment that we felt were not being put to good use spatially, we stormed through the doors of that fated retail venue with one goal in mind: organize the crap.  And organize we did.  Check it out! Continue reading “Before and After Mania: Our Apartment”

Interior Design, Life

Design Bind

(For reference, I’m aware that the title of this post is not especially witty.  So if you’re thinking that too, then we’re on the same page.)

Guys, my internal sense of design zen is really not in a good place at the moment.  For one thing, My Man and I are absolutely BURSTING at the seams of our 530 square foot apartment, which we adore but have simply outgrown.

For another, no matter where we go, it will still be small.  And I will still probably not be able to re-wire the lighting and hang expensive pendant lamps designed by George Nelson for Eames.  Or afford expensive pendant lamps designed by George Nelson for Eames.

It’s the big small things in life. You’re so right. More designz, please!

Colorado, Interior Design, Life, Shiny Pretty Look At This

Pretty, Shiny Things

[New wall hangings to take up some blank space, finally. Prints all care of various wonderful family members – this is your wall!]

Oh hi!

What a week.  At some point as an adult, you get used to not having plans every single day of the week like you used to in college, and actually, once you’re working 9-5, I think that downtime can be kind of crucial to your mental health.

Continue reading “Pretty, Shiny Things”