Friday, August 17, 2012

Sneak Peek: Apartment.

Any of you who follow me on instagram will have seen these already, but for those of you who do not I wanted to share with you a little peek at my new apartment! The move went smoothly, and I'm in love with the place so far! Obviously close to nothing has been unpacked as I've been living at my parents' still while I work. My work is a 5-10 minute walk away from them, so there's no point in my commuting at crazy hours when I could just walk. However I'm absolutely stoked to start decorating and putting the place together! Interior decor is something I've always been fond of but never been able to really dive into, having only ever had one room in a house ever. So it's going to be a fun adventure to thrift and create things for my place!

My white rocking chair, thrifted years ago in my over-eager preperation to move out. Also, a snippet of the awesome fireplace in our living room!

I bought myself a french press - I am in love with it, it's the first sort of functional piece I bought for myself for my apartment - aside from mugs. I swear my roomate Katharine and I are going to win a world record for owning the most mugs. These are some I thrifted a bit ago!

This isn't my apartment per say, but it's a pizza from a pizza joint around the corner from my apartment. It's the best pizza I've had guys, like, without a doubt. And I love me some pizza.

One of the first non-thrifted decor purchases, I bought a tapestry I intend on hanging in my bedroom from Urban Outfitters - I'm in love with it! I mean LOOK AT THE CUTE LIL ELEPHANTS!

And finally, this beauty arrived in the mail before my vacation. Do you guys know Ben & Katie from Chestnut Mocha? If you don't you should, they're two of my favourite bloggers and I absolutely love the little friendship that has grown between us through our blogs! They're so sweet, and Ben is a really talented artist! He's doing this thing that I absolutely LOVE where you can purchase a painting but the fun part is it's a surprise! I love this concept, I love that there's still hope for people trusting one another to follow through online and to take a leap of faith! This is the painting he sent me and I am completely, COMPLETELY smitten! I love his quirky style and I love canoes (How did he know?!) and I simply cannot wait to add this as the first piece of original art in my apartment! MAJOR thank you to Ben. I'm so so happy with it!

Anyway, I promise to take some proper photos and do a mini apartment tour once we have everything set up! Which should be soon - I move in more permanently in just a few weeks when school starts. WHICH I AM SO EXCITED FOR. I really just want to put this summer behind me, start a new chapter in life. 

Kitty Snooks is also turning 1 soon. I have big plans for celebrating its birthday. So stay tuned!


(Does anyone else immediately think of the Young The Giant song when they start talking about Apartments? Or am I just becoming a crazy fan? They are my favourite band, but.  Eh. Ps. that's a link to my favourite version of the song, incase anyone cares to know, hehe.)


  1. We're so excited for your new apartment, Katia!! And we're happy you have something that will remind you of us there. How perfect :-)
    So happy we met you in the blogosphere, you're so much our favorite!
    Have the greatest weekend!

  2. Your little mugs are too cute- & that pizza's making me hungry... Glad your move went well, there's nothing as stressful as moving home x

  3. Setting up your first apartment is so so fun. I can't wait until my next move (something most people don't typically say). I'm so glad your move went smoothly. Can't wait to see it when it's all finished!

  4. I love that fireplace and I love that pizza.

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  6. How neat! I'm almost ready to make the move to my first apartment too. Also, funny thing is I have a rocking chair in my room as well! *chuckles* Anyways, it sounds like your new place is going to look wonderful. I can't wait to see the results!

    Vanessa | Found & Kept

  7. Congrats! it must be so exciting getting your own place :) have fun decorating!
    I love that painting, the idea of it being a surprise is pretty cool.

  8. Having a fresh place to decorate is SO exciting! Maybe that's why I love moving so much. Looks like an awesome place too, can't wait to see more photos!!

  9. it already looks amazing! that pizza looks delicious. and you have such a pretty mantle.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  10. Ohh, congrats on making the move! I love these little teaser photos - I can't wait to hear about you settling in!

  11. Congrats! That's such an accomplishment!
    Also, I tagged you on my blog :)

  12. Yay! Congrats on landing such a lovely place:) It really looks like it has some great character and charm to it. Decorating is one of the best things ever, especially when you have a fresh palette like this to begin with. Best wishes Katia! xo Marisa

  13. kudos on the move! seems like you have a nice and cozy place! im glad i discovered your blog via nikole's libester award tag!