Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW & VERY 1st Apartment Tour: Denver

photo by: The Gamer Geek

WELCOME NERDS!

I am finally settled in my brand new....very first...adult...alone apartment in DENVER! Come check it out! I tried to make it nerdy & girlie with all of my most favorite loves!
When you walk in I have a HUGE living room. Back in LA I bought two of these side tables on Instagram! They were a great deal. Are gorgeous and have a lot of storage! If you are an LA resident you should defiantly check them out!

I bought two of the lamps in North Hollywood at a shop, Practical Props. I walked passed it every week for a year on my way to Republic of Pie. I knew I had to get them as soon as I got my own place.
I had to frame all of my favorite music loves. A Silent Film on the other table and The Filthy Souls on this one! The little LA card I got at a cute shops in Echo Park called Shout And About. I just adore how the table looks all set up with my favorite things!
An up close shot of what I've typed up on my typewriter. I love this quote and it is such great inspiration. I can't wait to see what I'm inspired to type next. 
Ikea rug and table. The Gamer Geek helped me put this together! We make a great team!
My desk, which I purchased from the same Insta as the side tables. My vintage camera collection. Rocks from San Diego, lavender from LA and shells from Florida. I love a neat clean, simple work space!
Not totally in love with my TV area, but it does the job. Showcasing my favorite books, movies and vinyl. I have my wand and sonics displayed in front of the tv and that frame needs to be moved to a wall somewhere, I just am not sure where yet! You can see the dining room from here....
I get a lot of natural light in my place. I just need to get some curtains for a bit more privacy when they are open. I love having them open, but with all the construction still going on and me being on the first floor, I get of passers by. Curtains coming very soon!
 My GORG brand new kitchen. Lots of space!
I love this shelf to display my favorite tea cup from Oxford, teapot from London and tea cup from San Diego! The adorable coffee print is from the same Echo Park shop Shout And About. Check out their Insta it is super cute!
What is tea cups with out a lil tea time??! i am loving getting my drink on in between all the settling in, job searching and writing! I was so excited when Plum Deluxe arrived at my door! Not only are they GORG teas, they are super tasty! My favorite is Reading Nook Blend Black Tea. They have a tea of the month club! AND their slogan is Making Moments Matter, which is what I've been trying to do in this new year...and life!
Favorite things details in the kitchen. My framed Republic of Pie gift card. I couldn't leave LA without a memento of my favorite spot. SDCC photos, music and friends. All my loves.
I adore my comfy new Ikea bed, bedding, pillows and SDCC Nibbler! Those pillow cases from Target at the most comfortable and soft EVER! The bed is looooow to the floor with four drawers underneath which come in SUPER handy!

Upon decorating and furnishing my apartment, I never realized that I was such a minimalist. I have tons of prints, posters, and toys to display but I really don't want to. I like the basics and through my divorce, moving out and moving a second time I got rid of a lot of things. I like things that mean something to me. Art that is from people I love or that I or they have created. I want each piece of my apartment to mean something. Not just have a lot of stuff.
View from my bed. EVERYTHING Ikea! LOL Dresser from there and all my lil jewelry, music box and Magic 8 Ball for answering all my burning questions. I LOVE this vintage fan that I found at the Goodwill right down the street for only $7! I cleaned it up and it looks brand new! Goodwill, Dollars Store and Ikea are my new best friends!

It's been two weeks nerds! I'm settled in my place, seeing friends, discovering the city AND have two jobs lined up + possible contract work + working on my 100 Cups of Coffee first draft to be finished and passed to a potential publisher by the end of THIS month!

I cannot believe I've arrived at this place. Looking back, I knew it would happen, but I always doubted myself. FINALLY taking a leap of faith paid off and I'm as happy as ever. Thank you nerds for always sticking by me and encouraging me. I love you all!

29 comments:

  1. Your new place looks amazing. So simple and stylish. I'm in love with everything, especially your desk setup, and I adore your typewriter idea - writing something that inspires you. Perfect. Looks like you'll be very happy here. Good luck.

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  2. Danielle KnappFebruary 03, 2016

    I absolutely love how you've decorated your new place - it is very minimalist and looks so clean and perfect!

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  3. I recently moved to my own apartment for the first time too, it's so much harder to decorate than I thought it would be! But, I love the minimalism you have going on. Seems like you're really happy :)

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  4. Loving the minimalist look to your place. Having the things that mean something to you - that's what is important! Best of luck with life in Denver!

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  5. Your place looks amazing!! Glad everything is working out and I can't wait to see 100 Cups of Coffee in print!

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  6. Super cute!! I love the simple vintage feel of it all. Very clean and elegant!!

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  7. I might be crazy BUT IS THAT ELIJAH WOOD ON YOUR FRIDGE?!?!?!?!! Because I am equal parts jealous of you and in love with your taste. Love the new place! It's so cute!!

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  8. You know that's right gurl!! My very first crush ever! Thank you so much!! xx

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  9. Aw thanks so much babe that means a lot! xx

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  10. Congrats to you as well!!! And thank you! I am. I hope you are as well! xx

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  11. Thank you Danielle. I didn't know that was my style until it all came together! xx

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  12. Thank you so much Emma! I am super happy. Happy new year! xx

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  13. Your apartment looks so tidy and cozy. I kinda miss having my own place, I sometimes wish I'd lived on my own for longer.

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  14. Rebecca HammettFebruary 03, 2016

    I love your new place- really cute! I've never seen your blog before- I love the design!
    Here's the link to my and my best friends site: 2bestiesblogging.blogspot.com

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  15. Thank you babe! I think a year is good. We shall see what happens next! xx

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  16. OMG! It's so cute and 100% you!

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  17. Congrats on your new place! It definitely seems to reflect your new chapter with serenity & reflection.

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  18. I love how you decorated, especially your framed music posters/stubs! And yay for the typewriter and lamps! Those are the coolest things. :)

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  19. Oh man me too! But i think we've talked about that before. But it's worth talking about ALL THE TIME, because Elijah Wood is the best <3

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  20. It's gorgeous! Love it so much!

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  21. Thanks babe! Come up and see it soon! xx

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  22. Thank you!!! I love all my special things. xx

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  23. AWWW Isabel that is so right! Thank you! xx

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  24. Jenn McClureFebruary 05, 2016

    Congrats on your new apartment! I love the minimalist look and how each piece has a meaning to you. I wish I could do that, but I love my geeky stuff to much! I'll be moving into a house with my roommate here soon and I need to go through my stuff and purge things that I don't need or want. It'll take a while!

    Love, Jenn

    P.S. I love that vintage camera collection. My dad is about to give me his collection and I really can't wait!

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  25. Love the idea of typing a favorite quote, and your vintage cameras!

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  26. Your new place is gorgeous and you've decorated it so beautifully!
    xoxo

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