Apartment Peek

When I moved back to Michigan a year ago, I was in a rush to find a place to live. I love loft style apartments, but had no time to find exactly what I wanted. I found a two bedroom place near Meijer, my favorite grocery store and was kind of sold. I love Meijer. Anyways, I had to make this place more my style, minimalistic, but cozy.
I don’t like clutter. The clothes that are usually strewn about my apartment floor would tell you differently, but for the majority of the time, I like things put away. And because I’m not all that sentimental, I don’t hold onto things, so my closet and storage areas have just what I need. Everything has a place it belongs and for the most part, it doesn’t move. I don’t like rearranging my apartment. I get so stuck on the original layout.
When I was in Austin last year for SXSW and the Texas Style Council, I went to an antique shop and picked up these owl bookends. I love them.
Because I love to be as mobile as possible, I easily give things away between moving. Which is how I lost my last couch. My family was too lazy to carry it out and I really wanted a new one. So I abandoned that one and then never replaced it. I bought a cheap Target couch/futon that was meant for the second bedroom, but just never made its way there. It’s finally out of my life and I replaced it with this plum couch. I’ve already enjoyed several naps on this fine piece of furniture.
I use my second bedroom as a closet, filled with garment racks, a vanity, shelf for shoes and hooks and nooks to hold all my jewelry. This necklace is one of my favorites. Karyn of Dethrose Vintage surprised me with this cute owl necklace last year. I love her!
My bedroom has a few brightly colored accessories like my teal retro-looking lamps and wall art. This room is largely unfinished and it still embarrasses me when people come over, ha! I need Merl to come back and help stat.
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  • Nicole
    March 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Your place looks awesome! I love that plum couch and also, we love Meijer too. It truly is THE BEST grocery store. Their line of organic foods is amazing and cheap. πŸ™‚ I'm kind of jealous you live to close to one.

  • Naomi
    March 20, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I miss Meijer, isn't that a funny thing to miss? Love the top photo, darling. You and your home looks lovely~

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Girl and Closet
    March 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Ok, I want to come over for a glass of wine!! πŸ˜‰ Your place looks absolutely gorgeous, Andrea. I also have those Ikea pillows… and love them! Adore getting peeks into people's places so much more relatable and super inspiring – your home is just as stylish as you. xoxo

  • Tieka, Selective Potential
    March 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Your apartment peek looks awesome, Andrea! Hahah, I love that you said you were sold when it was close to Meijer. I'd love to see you if you're coming through town! Definitely keep me updated and we can meet up for lunch or dinner, or whatever depending on when you'll be here. Miss you!

  • Sally
    March 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I wish I was less sentimental, I'm a total packrat! East of Eden & Catcher in the Rye are two of my favorite books. πŸ™‚

  • alissa b
    March 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    loved this sneak peak! hope to see more…like one of your closet & shoes!

    alissa b

  • Carlee, Almost Endearing
    March 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Very pretty. I am excited to decorate my own apartment soon and not just a little dorm room.
    Almost Endearing

  • Jennifer
    March 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    You have very sleek, sophisticated taste πŸ™‚

    xo Jennifer


  • Laura - Relatively Offbeat
    March 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    AH! Come decorate my apartment.
    Yours looks so chic and modern. I love it!

  • Kasey Height
    March 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Your apartment is very lovely, and I see we have a few books in common!

  • blue roses
    March 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    keeping things minimal is admirable, and tends to instill a cleaner, more sophisticated look overall. i love the owl motif; it is darling. i, too, tend to decorate once, then leave it. funny, i have some vintage 1970s lamps on either side of my bed, on my bed tables; they dominate the room.

    your book ends are darling!


  • Jenmarie
    March 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I love your apartment and I LOVE that you have a second bedroom acting as your closet. How marvelous that must be.

  • Rachel Bethke
    March 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    sooooo cute i love your decor and how you have everything organized! i am trying to minimalize my life and this was some great inspiration πŸ˜€

    also i know exactly where you live now so watch out πŸ˜‰ HAHA JK but seriously be careful πŸ˜€ (i actually only know because i used to live near there too!) haha creeepppeerrr

  • Ashley Taylor
    March 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I freaking love your apartment! All the details are just perfect

    xo Ashley

  • Sophie-Marie
    March 21, 2013 at 3:40 am

    I absolutely LOVE how you decorated your apartment!


  • Am2Pm Chic
    March 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Love the simplicity & modern vibe of your apt. Awesome.


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    March 22, 2013 at 5:28 am

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