Accents

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  1. Jungle Shadows Clock
  2. Pillow Cover
  3. Undersea Candle
  4. La Creuset Pot
  5. Elka Bowl
  6. Pineapple Coasters

With home decor on my mind, I can’t stop surfing the internet for decorative items that have a pop of color to them. The apartment is very white, grey and bright which I absolutely love but it definitely needs a spark of color here and there. I’m loving the green and mustard accents but can’t seem to make a set decision. What’s your favorite accent color?Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 9.25.20 PM

  1. Curtains
  2. Wall Hooks
  3. Ceramic Vases
  4. Stools
  5. Pillow Cover
  6. Mixing Bowls

 

Makeover

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{the proposed plan}

If you didn’t catch my big move news, I’ll quickly fill you in. I’m officially moving into my very own place in Astoria… at some point. It didn’t happen in December but It WILL happen this year (keeping my fingers crossed for April)!

The space that I am moving into is a home owned by my family that my grandfather purchased many years ago. It’s a place that’s close to my heart and meaningful to me since it’s the first place my father lived in when he immigrated to the United States from Greece. It’s definitely a special place and area with lots of history and culture that I can’t wait to explore.

There is a ground floor of the home that we have the opportunity to build out into a one bedroom apartment. When this opportunity arose, I saw it as an amazing way to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to essentially “flip” a space from nothing to something great. As the work has started, this has been a much bigger project than I originally anticipated but I’ve been loving every minute of it.

Here are some before shots of what the ground floor looked like when we first started the work. I know what you’re thinking..HOW are we going to turn this into a one bedroom apartment.. well we shall see!

I’ll be documenting the progress and the renovation journey on the blog so be sure to follow along for updates!IMG_5687 IMG_5686 IMG_5014 IMG_5013

Fallin’ for Fall


Now that fall is officially here, I’m excited to wrap myself up in printed scarves, stomp around in boots & booties and snuggle up in comfy sweaters. The weather has been crisp in New York but not cold enough to wear tights which I’d like to hold off for a bit longer! Halloween is also around the corner which is my favorite crafty holiday – I have a few costume ideas for this year, so we shall see what happens.

Here is a list of Fall things I’d love to do this year:

1. Learn how to make apple cider & apple cider donuts

2. Rent a cabin in upstate NY for a weekend

3. Put together a fall colored flower bouquet

4. Master how to make a good soup (any recipe suggestions?)

5. Host a fall cocktail party

6. Test a fall season lip color

7. Go to a football game & tailgate

8. Invest in one piece of “must have” fall item

9. Wine tasting at a vinyard surrounded by leaves

10. Find a new fall running route in NYC 


PS. See my summer to do list here!

*All images taken by Natasha for c’est moi natasha.

Rustic Feel

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A lot of good changes are coming up! The good changes don’t only pertain to myself but they also pertain to the boyfriend. Aust is moving into his own NYC apartment and I’m really really excited for him. One secret thing we love to do together is going on long drives to look at the decor and aesthetics of different homes wherever we are. We both have an interest in interior and exterior style/decorating.

When thinking about his new place, we both agreed that a rustic, American feel, with a mix of tribal twist would look pretty awesome. Dark wood, deep reds and rustic blues all come to mind. I explored Pinterest today for some inspiration because September 1st is coming up pretty fast (I also want a say in the decor!) and I am stoked to help him put his new home together.

flag rustic native american Rustic American Home Room Fireplace

Images borrowed: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

PS. See more decorative posts here and here!

Unwind


The best way for me to relax my mind after a busy day is to light up a candle and pour a glass of wine, put my feet up and just totally unwind. I grabbed this amazing scented candle a few months back on my trip to South Carolina and I’ve fallen completely in love with the scent.

Rewined candles are made from wine bottles that have fragrances that mimic the different tastes of red and white wines. Think Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and all of your favorite wines enveloped into a candle scent. It’s a genius idea and I can’t wait to buy more on my next trip. I bought the Pinot Grigio scent and it smells amazing. You can find Rewined candles at small boutiques and online as well! I’d love to get the Rose or champagne flavor next…

What do you do after a long day to relax and unwind?! Would love to hear!