Monday, January 16, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Oh man, guys.  Remember that time I said I'd post our pictures of our decorated apartment "next week"?  Well, three and a half months later, your wait is over!  Below, please find pictures of our apartment.  Roger still didn't want me to take and post them, but his pleas of "Just wait until we get our ampersand!" and "We haven't vacuumed!" fell on deaf ears.  So, if you do comment (which you should, because now I can respond!), please be kind and don't mention it if you see any dust.  And, keep in mind that we're still waiting on a wall-hanging and one last bookshelf.

Welcome to 2B!
When you first walk in, you face the living room, and the dining area is to your right.

The living room window, my favorite print, and some of our plants.

In all likelihood, the ampersand will go to the right of the hanging lamp.

Our hand-me-down coffee table, a pot from Roger's museum, our rug, my retro candy dish.

Roger's bookshelf, and his "flair"
My bookshelf and my "flair." (Roger made the sculpture.)

Another view of my bookshelf, and our family photos.

Our fancy diplomas and fancy blinds.

End table with vintage lamp and awesome coasters. They say "Time & Tide Wait for No Man."

Roger, as I am writing this, says, "Why are you promoting our apartment?" Cutie!

Our dining room. Painting by James Secor. Like most of our art.

I think this image captures our home really well.

Extra counter- and cabinet-space!

Our fridge, with a pretty accurate caricature of us.

Roger put these shelves up with his BARE HANDS.  And a screwdriver.

Cookbooks!  (Not featured: The American Girl Doll Cookbook. A classic.)

The greatest dishes known to mankind.

Where the magic happens.  All the cooking magic.

Look, I just saved you the trouble of walking down the very long hallway!
More art, this time from Kristin Palladino.

Just a quick right to the bathroom!

AKA: the only room that has been fully finished since we moved here.

Yay neutrals!

The bedroom! Big closet! Green walls!


My solid-wood furniture. AKA: Hard to move.

Possibly my favorite part of our whole house.


A funny story: In 2009, I was paid out for 4 vacation days. They just barely paid for this quilt.

LL Bean & gummy vitamins 4life!
And, there you have it, folks.  Thanks for sticking with me through this whole process, and for being so patient while I got these all posted!


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    1. Thank you! And thanks also for encouraging me to post it via twitter. If you hadn't, it probably still wouldn't be up!

  2. Kristin, I had that coffee table growing up! (i think my sister still has it in her apartment) awesome.

    1. That's so funny - our families must have been shopping at the same place! My parents have a pretty fancy one now that has leaves and opens up, and I'm a little jealous. But I love having the one that we had during my childhood, so for now, it's perfect.

      Also - thanks for your very sweet card. I was so glad to hear you're coming back to NY this summer. Can't wait to see you!

  3. Oh my goodness I love your apartment! Everything about it looks like a home. Many happy years to you both!

    1. Thanks, Beth! We tried pretty hard to get to a point where we both felt settled in it, so I'm really happy with the results, and we're not planning to move any time soon. You should come visit!

  4. would you consider doing a post about your neighborhood?