Now that all the craziness of Boston’s annual move-in day is over with (my sincere sympathies to anyone who participated), and most of your stuff is unpacked, it’s time to focus on what is definitely the only good part about moving: Decorating your new space.
I love decorating with the same passion that I hate moving. You might even call my affinity for home design an obsession. (I partially blame this on my day job at New England Home, which has resulted in a wish list of enough rugs, lamps and textiles to fill every apartment on my block.)
Since my husband and I recently bought our condo in Southie, and it was fully decorated within two weeks (I don’t mess around), I am going to have to get my home design fix in other ways. So, I put together three design-inspiration boards based on some common living siuations (sharing space with a roommate, shacking up with the significant other, or flying solo).
First up, the cohabitators.
If you’re moving in with your SO, the key to you both being comfortable is gender netural décor. He probably doesn’t appreciate your shabby-chic aesthetic any more than you appreciate his frat-boy, all-I-need-is-a-flat-screen-and-a-futon one. So….compromise! These pieces (pictured above, from top left) will make it easy.
1. Tea light holders, Nate Berkus for Target (Never underestimate what you can find at Target!)
2. Ojai floor lamp, Jonathan Adler
3. Jardin wool dhurrie, West Elm
4. Metal accent table, Target
5. Bolo knot décor, Nate Berkus for Target
6. Heath sofa, West Elm (Side note, I have a West Elm chair upholstered in the blue velvet fabric and it is gorgeous! I get lots of compliments).
7. Top pillow, West Elm
8. Bottom Pillow, Urban Outfitters
Stay tuned for parts two and three later this week!