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Apartment Tour!

After living here for almost 2 months I finally got around taking some pictures of my new apartment! This has been on my to-do list for...well since I moved in so I'm excited to share with you some pictures of my living room area. 

Now first off,  I'm definitely far from an interior designer but living in a small dorm room and college apartments for the last 4 years I was excited to get my hands on a space that I could decorate exactly how I wanted. 

Luckily college also how taught me how to plan for a space before I'm even physically in it. When my mom and I first toured the building this past spring I took a quick iphone video so I could use it for reference when planning. As a very visual person I also used photoshop and powerpoint to collage   pictures of pieces from websites so I could get a rough view of what everything would look like together. 

Here is the powerpoint I put together of my living room, it's funny how close it resembles what my living room looks like today. I really didn't spend a lot of time trying to make it look realistic I just wanted to get a quick view of how everything would look together. It ended up being so helpful on move in day becuase I had everything planned out in my head before hand where I wanted everything to go so we didn't have to waste a lot of time arranging and moving things. It also made it easy because I knew exactly where I wanted to hang everything and we could start on that right away.

I knew I wanted mostly shades of blue with pops of pinks. Most of my stuff is already in those colors (and they're my favorite!) so it made the most sense. Plus I mean you obviously can't go wrong with pink or blue. 

This summer I spent a lot of time planning out everything I needed. As a recent college grad and now grad student I was on a limited budget and used a fair amount of pieces I had from my preivous rooms and apartments. 

I got my adorable little coffee table from Raleigh's flea market for $30 and gave it a fresh coat of navy paint we already had at my house from painting my bedroom. It turned out better than I imagined and was so affordable. My living room chair was a neighbor's that they were giving away my mom picked it up for me before I even got home from school and then I picked out a fabric to have it recovered in. So much more afforadable than buying a whole new chair!

Other big pieces like my rug and tv we waited until Amazon Prime Day and got great deals on those too. Other furniture like my tv console and bar stools are from Target (gotta love that place)! While I knew I wanted to get just a simple couch from Wayfair becuase of their free shipping! All my ginger jars my mom and I had collected over the last few years from Home Goods (thank God for Home Goods) and all my side tables were pieces I already had. 

So if you're on a limited budget but tend to have expensive tatse (I feel you girl) know that it's possible to find some great home pieces on a great budget. I think my little apartment turned out perfect and I loving coming home to some place that feels so much like me. 


Other Products:
Ginger Jar Pillows: Katie Kime
Prints (above TV): Evelyn Henson & History in High Heels
Prints (above sidetable): Inslee

If there is anything else you're curious where I got it feel free to comment on this post or email me and I'll get back to you!





  1. What a sweet happy little place. That sofa is a really great neutral to build the rest of the room around. White sofas for apartments are truly underrated.

  2. Your apartment is adorable and I can't wait till I get to move into my first post college apartment where I am able to decorate the entire thing myself. Do you just live here by yourself with your boyfriend?

    Megan | MySprinkleofPrep.wordpress.com

  3. Oh my gosh, Shannon, I am obsessed with your apartment- it is so gorgeous!