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As you guys know from this post, we’re finally starting to pull our living room together.  Now that we’ve got the painting out of the way, it’s time to make one of our first big purchases- a new couch. I know that I gravitate toward shapes that are a little more modern and have clean lines. Also, since our walls are now a lovely shade of blue, I’m thinking either a gray or dark blue couch would complement the walls very nicely. It’s hard to make a decision, but I know that when we finally do it will completely change the look of our living room!

Tell me: Where do you shop for furniture?

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I guess I kind of took an extra long weekend here on the blog, eh? Oh boy, I couldn’t wait for this long weekend to get here. After the hustle of NYFW, I was ready for a weekend with little plans other than relaxing. Well, actually, I did end up doing a few things. One of my friends was visiting from DC and we grabbed brunch one morning. Also, my roomie and I had been talking about painting our living room for a while and this weekend we finally took the plunge!

It took us forever to decide what color we wanted and at one point I didn’t think we’d be able to agree. However, after much debate, we finally settled on a cool blue. I’m very happy with the color we chose and I love it best when there’s just a little bit of natural light filtering through the window. Since the hallway from the front door flows into the living room and there’s no clear delineating line on that wall, we decided to leave one wall as is. Turns out I actually really like the contrast of having three blue walls and one white wall.

Okay, this is slightly embarrassing for me to admit, but this is really the first thing we’ve done to our living room decor-wise. After all my grand plans and visions when we first moved into this apartment (about four months ago- what?!), it’s taking us a while to put them into action. There are several restrictions (money, space, permanency, etc.), but I’m glad we’ve finally taken a step in the right direction. Next on the list- a bigger couch!

Tell me: How long did it take you to decorate your current home?

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Even though I’ve been in my new apartment for a few months now, we haven’t really gotten around to decorating the place. This year, I decided that I wanted to remedy that, starting with my bedroom. I’ve long admired the look of a gallery wall and was hoping that I could create something similar in my room. However, when I thought of all the holes I would have to put in my wall and the money needed to spend on purchasing frames, I started to rethink the idea of a gallery wall. Then I stumbled on this image, which provided the perfect solution to my problems- a washi-tape gallery wall.

It cost me less than $15 to buy these different colored tapes and I already had all of these pictures. Some are pages cut carefully from magazines, a few came from last year’s calendar, a couple are postcards, and the picture of me was created by the talented Melanie. The colors of my room are yellow, gray, white, and blue and I wanted to stick with those colors when making my frames. Since my walls are already yellow, I thought it would be cool to add pops of blue and white. This is just the beginning- I definitely plan to add more images over time because I’ve got a lot more wall to fill.  The great thing too is that the washi tape doesn’t damage the walls one bit and I can easily swap pictures in and out.

Tell me: What do you think of my gallery wall?

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Let the countdown to Christmas begin!  Right after Thanksgiving, I picked up a couple of things from the store to add a little Christmas cheer to my apartment- the snowman dishtowel and that cute Santa mug.  Yesterday, I was in a crafty mood, so I made a mini advent calendar with some supplies I had lying around.  I was so excited to flip over the first little ornament- I can’t believe it’s December already!

Tell me: Have you put up any holiday decor in your home?