Jun 7, 2013 | Our Apartment | 1 comment

We’ve moved! I know I’ve said it like a million times, but I’m excited to be living in a little-big city and even more excited to be living in our new apartment.  When we left MA it was so difficult to leave our spacious-historical apartment that we’d put so much love into. It was almost 1300 square feet of heaven and a kitchen to die for! Our new apartment is smaller, not historic, but it’s charming none the less and we’re excited about the challenge of living small.  We are living in our 855 square foot apartment, it’s a 2 bedroom 1 bath and has an open concept where the living room and the kitchen merge into each other. It’s small but we’re making it home and here’s how we’re doing it, one room at a time. My love for white furniture and pale colors is certainly coming in handy, and is really brightening up the space.  A few years ago I scored big time on our pottery barn grand square couch by paying a whopping $400 for it. It was a CL buy (craigslist) but it was still in the packaging or at least part of it was, the original buyers cat had scratched the arm thus the slip cover and it was now non-returnable. this was a case where her loss was truly my gain, and although it’s not a perfect fit I’ve been rocking a pretty cool crisp white fitted cover from ikea that was a mix between two sofas. The cushions fit perfectly but the full couch cover isn’t exact, but that’s ok! It still looks great!
Styling a small apartment
While I was in Austin this weekend I stopped at the San Marcos outlets where I nearly fell over with excitement, to my surprise they have a full Williams and Sonoma outlet which includes PB Teen, PB Kids, West Elm, Pottery Barn, and of course Williams and Sonoma. I. was. in. heaven! Discounts are already the best thing about outlet malls but this was bananas!! I purchased the curtains you see above which are from west elm and are the light gray duponi silk curtains. I am in love, and for $80 per panel they would have been mine, thank heavens they had them at the outlet for $14.99 per panel instead. My version of the gold side table was a $5 yard sale find by a friend that I spray painted gold for about $3 and I have a vintage coffee table that was made out of a window pane.  My ottomans are from target (Threshold collection) however not patterned, but they are a soft blue-ish gray and they are gorgeous. I paid $9.99 each and they were originally $45. I still have a few things left on my list to get which includes a small chair and another small shelving unit but I’m well on my way to completing the living room. I’ll be hitting the CL pretty hard over the next couple of months and absolutely making another trip up to the San Marcos outlets to see what other deals I can grab. Expect a follow up post so that you can see my real living room and even better the rest of the house.