I am thrilled to finally share our patio makeover with you. Our coffee table is unfortunately delayed, but everything else is done! Be sure to check out Part One and Part Two of the patio makeover series to see my entire process over the past few months. As renters, we couldn’t make any permanent changes to the space, but I still wanted to do a complete transformation. How did I do it? By adding a renter-friendly green wall, easily movable furniture, and lots of greenery the space looks completely different and feels more inviting. Project urban oasis is complete!Read More
Now for the fun part - design! I am the first to admit that design is not always an easy process for me. I love doing product research and putting together mood boards/collages, but it takes time and there are moments when I have mental blocks. The patio project design process took about two months, since I could only do it in my very limited spare time. The silver lining here is that because the design evolved over several months it wasn’t rushed and ultimately this means it will be a more personal design that I love. I tossed around the idea of doing my patio makeover for the One Room Challenge, but quickly realized that I didn’t want to hurry this project and I would not be ready to execute in April. The execution of the patio design really only started in May after a few months of planning.Read More
If you’ve been following my Instagram, you will know that we found a new apartment! We’ve been searching for over five months, but I am thrilled that we waited for the right place.
Moving twice in such a short amount of time and having to live without 90% of my stuff has been a challenge, but I learned a lot and am grateful to have had such a nice place to live in the interim. Jeff has lived in this DUMBO apartment for years and this was a good first opportunity to combine some of our things.Read More
Better late than never, here is a photo diary of the trip that Jeff and I took to Joshua Tree in December 2017. This was such a special trip and it came after a wonderful few days in LA (read my LA guides here and here). Just when I thought the trip couldn't get any better, we drove the desert and were greeted with views like this:Read More