Planning My First Place – The Living Room

Remember that one time I did a blog post on planning my first place in hopes that my field-of-dreams-if-you-build-it-he-will-come effort would create miraculous results and get me into my very first place. Well, it didn’t happen – not yet anyway. Perhaps I was planning my independence a bit prematurely.

While my parents are pretty cool and super generous, there are still days I envy the girls who can have their bf over without their ten year old nephew creepin’ outside the bedroom door. That’s awkward! Maybe the trick is that one post is not enough. The good news: I have literally had this nonexistent place planned in my head for years. So lets plan my future living room and see what happens, shall we?





Must haves for the living room:

+ brown leather or light gray sofa

+ vintage rug(s)

+ mid-century or similar sideboard console

+ rustic wood table

+ interesting magazine storage

+ leaning artwork

+ gold or brass accents


images via: 1, 23, 4, 5, 6

Planning My First Place – Entry & Other Hallways

How old is too old to live with your parents? By the time you graduate from college? Or get your first grown-up job? Oops, it’s too late for me either way. Yep. That’s right. I still sleep in the room I’ve lived in for the last 21 years. I know!

There are reasons I haven’t made the move yet, but that’s a story for another day. In a sort of if-you-build-it-he-will-come effort I’ve decided to plan my escape move. When you put out positive vibes, you get them back, right? So I’m planning my first place right here on the internet. That will definitely make it reality. But like, how much longer will I be waiting. Still unclear.

I’ve never planned or decorated a house, but I feel like I should start at the front. So, here is my plan for the entry hall. Or do you say foyer?

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Must haves for the entry hall:

+ vintage rug

+ rustic bench or mid-century console

+ mirror, preferably round and massive in size

+ brass hooks

+ art to lean or hang in a very straight, ocd row


Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7