Thursday 19 December 2013

Moving in One Week - Apartment décor

Spare room accents

My husband and I are moving in one week and I, ever the noob, am delving into the world of home décor at the ripe age of twenty eight. I'm fortunate enough to be married to someone who has an eye for design, but also has a OCD-like control over his habitat; so much so that when I moved from my Ikea-furnished apartment into his pad, the only thing I was able to take with me were my clothes and my beloved psyhedelic-coloured John Lennon print (and that was only after a small tantrum).

Never one to accept defeat, I'm choosing to take a more active role in our surroundings. Polyvore has proven to be an invaluable tool for the decorating noob -  a place to easily shop furniture and accent pieces to easily see your vision come to life.  For someone who is starting from point zero honing in on a style, vision or even developing a taste is the most important first step to grow from.  By choosing from the vast variety of home pieces, setting them together into 'boards' and examining the similarities, I am starting to see what my eye is drawn to - mostly muted pallets, skulls and fresh flowers.  Hey - a girl has to start somewhere!

Glass Clocch jewellery storage: $79 from Pottery Barn
Gold letter accent: $14.50 from Chapters
Faux fur pillow: $129 from Ethan Allen
Chevron rug: $149 from Urban Barn
Gold skull: $14.95 from Z Gallery
Polka dot candle: $40 from Kate Spade New York

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