interior inspiration

With plans to scope out Brimfield Flea Market with my mom tomorrow, I’m finding myself trolling through all of my  favorite interior design photos (yes, I have an entire folder dedicated to that on my desktop, that’s normal right?).  I can’t wait to look around one of the country’s biggest and best flea markets for some fresh new pieces to update the apartment with.  I think antiques add such a unique and unexpected charm to any home.  They possess personality and character not found in their younger, more modern counterparts. I especially enjoy pairing antiques with bright, cheerful colors and patterns for an unconventional look.

What’s your take on antiques?  An interesting way to personalize your living space, or strictly reserved for your grandma’s house?

a couch. part II.

Who remembers when I gushed about this antique sofa my mom and I spotted at Butterfield a few weeks ago?  Well, it’s here!  It looks so absolutely perfect in the apartment- the roommie and I are in love!  The pristine pale blush color is a perfect compliment to the chipping original paint on the antique frame…gah, pure beauty!  Can’t use enough of these exclamation points!(!!!!)

DIY: Miniature Closepin Photo Garland

A few weeks ago, I DIYed this simple photo display thats perfect for rotating Instagram favorites.  First, I found some bright yellow miniature clothespins at Michael’s craft store and spray painted a small batch gold to bring them from preschool project to a more mature, neutral chic.  Then I created the “garland” by clipping each photo onto a long piece of twine (also purchased at Michael’s).  So simple!  Because my room is nowhere NEAR being finished, my Insta-Garland has not yet found a permanent home.  For now, being strung across these soon-to-be-removed blinds will have to do.

1) Collect and print a few of your favorite photos

2) (If desired/necessary) use a metallic gold spray paint to coat the pins

3) Clip photos into place and enjoy!