Apparently I've been causing all kinds of confusion over on Instagram this past week with the news of our new apartment in downtown Seattle. So, I thought I'd set the record straight and get you guys caught up with what's going on!
A few weeks back, we sealed the deal on a partnership with a new apartment community in Seattle called Arrivé. We get to move in for a few months, use the apartment however we'd like (creating content, hosting events, etc!) while giving back to the residents with some private events and of course, lots of promotion on our end.
This apartment is basically my dream scenario: right downtown, so many things within walking distance, pet-friendly, a view of the water, a killer gym to work out in... the perks are endless! But mostly - you know me - I'm just excited to decorate!
Lucky for me (I mean, this whole scenario is lucky, right?), I had just received a new Sixpenny Neva Sofa that was originally going to be going into our basement. But this spot was made for her. Sitting on this sofa is like floating in a cushy cloud, which is exactly what it feels like up in this apartment!
This view is insane. The apartment looks out onto the Puget Sound where I can live out my best life watching ferry boats come and go, which is all I really want in life. Sail boats are a bonus.
Plus, I've really been needing a spot to be able to escape the house and the office to just focus on writing my book proposal, which is taking way longer than I thought it would! I have so many ideas that I'm trying to sort out, cram in, and organize! Cozying up on this sofa and gazing out onto the water is helping in so many ways.
As for some of the other pieces in here - they all came from recent photo shoots, or from our house. This is when being a bit of a hoarder definitely pays off!
The side tables that we are using as coffee tables are vintage with travertine tops! I had originally thought about sanding and restaining them, but I think I'm going to leave them as-is for now.
The rug is a recent find from Amazon, and I love the quality. It's a fun combo of a Moroccan style pattern on a jute rug, which I love! This is the 5 x 8 size. The floor lamp is by Rejuvination, and I love it in here. The skinny silhouette really works with keeping the space feeling open, and not obstructing the view! There are no overhead lights in the living room, so we'll probably be adding a few more lamps in here.
On the other side of the living room area is the 'dining room' with a marble tulip table that was also from Amazon, two of the Serena & Lily 'Tucker' Chairs that follow me everywhere I go, and, a rattan bench from Target that's no longer available. I'm not totally sure about the bench in this spot - but we'll see! It may migrate to the bedroom!
The ladder is from Wayfair and I stole it from our studio where it was housing some magazines. I'm sure I'll be filling it up with blankets and reading materials.
Obviously we need some art on this wall, and probably a sconce or more lighting for that corner, but I'm happy with where things are at so far!
So now that we have this space... what do we do with it besides decorating!?? I'd love any fun ideas you may have! I'm thinking about hosting some smaller private events in the apartment itself, as well as utilizing the event areas in the building! Being back in an apartment is also reigniting my love of small space and budget design... something you guys would maybe want to see more of?? Let me know!