Living Room Revamp

We officially moved apartments this week!  As much as we LOVED our old apartment, it is so exciting to have a change of scenery and a fresh start!  Our new abode is a smaller version of our former unit and couldn’t have been a more convenient move for us, so we are really grateful.  With that said, Hurricane Sandy had a bit of a negative impact, not surprisingly, in the fact that we will not have our beloved wall until next week.  YIKES!  So I am basically sleeping in the living room.  But, with everything unpacked and organized (for the most part), the roomie and I have decided our living room needs a little makeover!

We currently have a very floral theme, not by choice, but by default.  Our new vision is more of an updated/boho chic feel and I can’t wait to show you the before and after (eventually)!  For some inspiration I put together a few idea boards below:

Numba one…

Living Room

Numba two…

Living Room 2

Numba three…

Living Room 3

And a few clips from around the world wide web…

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What do you think?  Which number is your favorite?  Do you have any special tactics for making a small space feel big?  We had to throw out/donate A LOT of great things, but I think less is more when you’re working with a tighter living area.  Given everything that has been going on lately with Sandy and now the nor’easter, this is a perfect time to donate!  It’s not only rewarding but refreshing!  Here are a couple links if you’re interested in donating: Red Cross, Salvation Army (you can also schedule a pick-up for clothes, etc.), volunteering/donation links

Hope you are having a good week.  There’s snow on the ground here in NYC!  What is going on in the world?!

XOXO

(photos via Pinterest)

( 1: couch, chair, throw, coffee table, NYC pillow , flowers, chest, lamp, candle, ikat pillowHermes tray, rug, grey ikat pillows, basket; 2: rug, couch, chair, coffee table, wallpaper, throw, matches,  mirrored table, sunburst mirror, pink pillows, yellow pillow, copper vase,  tray, navy pillow, candle, skull jar, silver jars; 3: rug, couch, coffee table, side table, gold table, lamp, orange pillow, tortoise hurricane, orange box, gold bowl, throw, deer, brass urchin, lotus, chair, chevron pillows)

Hunkered Down

I want to apologize for the lack of posts this week.  As you all know, Hurricane Sandy came through the northeast and so like everyone else, I was without power and internet for almost a week.  While there has been extreme devastation, I think everyone has learned something from this whole experience and it will be a memory we will take with us for the rest of our lives.

To paint a picture of my Sandy story…as I mentioned last week, I was in the suburbs at my boyfriend’s mom’s house for her birthday weekend which kicked off with a great workout, wine and cheese and a nice dinner out.  Little did we know what we had in store for us in the next 24 hours… and that we were in the ‘burbs for the long haul.  Here are some photos from the week…

calm before the storm

Where do swans go during a hurricane?

beach on sunday

my storm-chasing boyfriend

monday morning…buildings already under water

monday morning hightide

just one of the benefits of being with a mom during the hurricane

one of many

these ended up being a lifesaver

power officially out and monopoly officially on

two of the many uprooted trees in the yard

more trees down

some of the damage around town

neighboring town completely destroyed

more houses around town

hurricane sandy diet

another day of being a lumberjack

If you want to see your boyfriend the happiest he can possibly be put a chainsaw in his hands.

our hard work piled up

so awful

people running to find gas

back to the city of no lights

We were extremely fortunate in the fact that we were not harmed and the house was not damaged.  This week really put things into perspective and made me realize how much we take for granted.  My heart goes out to anyone who was affected and if you would like to donate or volunteer, here is some helpful info.

Hope you are all safe and sound and enjoying the weekend!

XOXO