Today, I’m sharing a peak inside my apartment with my bedroom tour. You may remember that my Santa Monica apartment that I share with my best friend, Allison, was featured as a home tour on The Everygirl back in March (such a wonderful experience!). Since then, I’ve broken down my apartment a little more for you with my own recap/tour of my home, with a look at my bar cart, and with my step-by-step guide to creating a gallery wall like mine (the gallery wall post is a must-read!). Now, a glimpse at my bedroom, aka where I wish I was cozied up in right now!
A topic that always comes up when decorating or furnishing a home is budget. We definitely had a budget in mind when we decorated our apartment but what helped us the most when expensing our décor was that we decorated over time so the costs were spaced out. We were very mindful to not decorate or buy pieces for the sake of filling our space. We bought pieces like our sofa pretty quickly but then we really hunted around for the right pieces that matched the vibe we were looking for. We were also smart about buying big pieces like our sofa; we bought a floor model and saved a couple hundred dollars!
My Top (similar, similar) / Dressers / “All in Good Taste” Coffee Table Book / “Debutants” Coffee Table Book / “Places to Go, People to See” Coffee Table Book / Tory Burch In Color Coffee Table Book / “The Big Book of The Hamptons” Coffee Table Book / Apple Candle (sold out – similar) / Mirrored Jewelry Box (on sale!)
For my room, I wanted to find the right headboard and I went back and forth on getting a nailhead or tufted headboard. Ultimately, I went for a nailhead headboard because I thought I wouldn’t grow tired of it as quickly. I also went for a very simple space without a lot of clutter. In college, my room was filled to the brim with clothes, sorority stuff, memorabilia, you name it so I did a big flip when I styled this room. You’ll notice that I keep my countertops pretty clear and have kept my color scheme to blue and white.
Headboard / Bedding (similar) / Bedskirt (similar) / Large Pillow (similar but smaller) / Square Pillows / Rectangle Pillow (on sale! Also, love this one!) / Throw Blanket (similar, similar) / Sheets / “Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You” Print / “Travel Charm Love Create Sparkle” Print
Now for the fun part… shopping! When it comes to buying home decor and furniture, I love shopping all over. Pottery Barn makes great classic pieces. I got my headboard at Pottery Barn. I also love One Kings Lane. I think it filled such a void in the home decor market because they have the best of everything from furniture to art to accents like poufs and small decor items like faux flowers. I also always look at Serena & Lily (their store in the Hamptons is a must when I’m in that part of the country!) and Lulu & Georgia when I’m on the hunt for something for our home. To bring real life and personality into decorating, I like to snag little pieces from Design Darling, Waiting on Martha, Furbish Studio, and flee markets. The Rose Bowl Flee Market is the best. In Santa Monica, I absolutely love shopping at Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic and Room & Gardens! Room & Gardens is one of the best classic yet nautical home stores I’ve ever been too! I got the Jonathan Robshaw pillows in our living room and on my bed from there. The quest of looking for new decor pieces is so fun and exciting!
Bedside Tables (sold out – similar, similar (on sale!)) / Lamp (similar) / Ring Holder / Faux Peonies (on sale!) / Candle / Lucite Tray / Stapler / Tape Dispenser / Business Card Holder / Mint Julep Cup
Photography by Monica Wang