Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sconces!


If I had this bathroom, I would do cartwheels all day long in here...


Who can I sell my soul to to get this?



Friday, December 28, 2012

Fancy-pants bathroom



I have seen this double shower curtain theme pop up a few times:


It's a nice way to maximize your bathroom space while making it look fancier. An extra shower curtain doesn't really take up that much more space, but creates a frame for your shower space. I love that you can easily have it match your already-decorated-bathroom and it just adds that little extra indulgence that makes the bathroom a place you want to be in, rather than a place you need to be in.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Flat tree


So I got sucked into watching Rachael Ray the other day, and happened upon this gem for a Christmas Tree idea when you have no space:


Make a fake tree out of lights! I totally would have done this in my old apartment if I had thought of this! I love a real tree, but for the most part I feel the lights are the best part of the tree (makes the house so cozy!) and this is a cute spin on the least-room-taking-up-tree idea ever. Sorry, Rach, for the freeze frame shot of you talking & pointing, it was unavoidable.


PS - I tried to get a better picture but it does not exist. Please excuse the small file size. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Large spaces make me sad

So I've decided to take a page from "Porn for Women" and "FoodPornDaily" and add a "Porn-for- people-who-live-in-apartments-but-dream-of-large-closets" weekly inspiration post. My first picture I've come across where I've actually drooled at the prospect of this much kitchen space:

Look at that counter space! And room for more than one person to walk around! And it's so non clutter-y...I am filing this under "things to remember when I actually have a house and space for a real kitchen. " which might actually just be a Pinterest board, but may also be a real file.  

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wrapping Things Up

Wow, it is December ALREADY, which is what I say every single year. So far, my credit card is toning up as it will be getting a work out this month with all the holiday shopping I have yet to do. After the shopping comes the dreaded chore of wrapping everything so your significant other doesn't see all the stuff you bought them, especially when most of it is made up of scarves and socks (why are guys so hard to shop for!!!????)

For the last few years, I have kept all my wrapping paper in a corner that somehow falls down every time I walk past it. This year, I totally want to implement THIS idea in the apartment:




Use the top of a closet or small nook, cut off two pieces of strings and use the ceiling as your storage area. Brilliant! Plus, it seems like you can grab each individual roll and without having to move all the other ones in the process. I also like this under bed storage if you don't have enough ceiling space:


I love how you can add little boxes to keep the ribbons/tape/scissors organized too. Organized wrapping materials = less work to do Christmas Eve and more enjoyable wine drinking time.

And if you are really OCD about wrapping, here is a cute picture I found on Pinterest which shows all different unique wrapping items:


Now, if only I could find presents that all fit in perfectly square boxes, we would be all set.