Patrick and I recently moved into a new loft apartment in DTLA. Well actually we moved before the wedding but everything was so hectic and busy then that we are just now starting to slowly decorate the place. The bathroom was next on my list!
After completing a DIY lighting fixture for the dining room (see post here), it was time to tackle the bathroom to create some easy functionality. At our last apartment, we had a glass sliding shower door so there was no need for "decorations" except for the towels and a floating shelf that we installed. So I was very excited to start brainstorming ideas. I came across these crisp blue and white color combinations that looked so calm and serene which is perfect for a bathroom. When I found these square patterned towels from Anthropologie I knew these were the ones. It went with the color scheme and also tied in our Mid Century Modern vibe throughout the rest of the apartment. I then just went with a simple white shower curtain and silver rings to tie in the entire look.
I have been wanting to incorporate agate accents into our new place, and these Anthropologie agate hooks were perfect (similar here and here)!! Patrick is always pushing me towards functionality in design and away from decorative. These hooks hang right by the shower so they are easy to grab without freezing to death after a shower.
I found this blue bath mat at TJ Maxx, since they always have a billion choices in every color possible! But I also found these cute ones at Target that should work just as well (similar here and here). Remember to not be so matchy matchy with trying to get the colors just right from your towels, hooks, and bath mat because they are never going to be right next to each other since the mat will always be on the floor. I am also considering these extra decoration pieces as well. What are your thoughts on what I should get to complete the entire bathroom?? Comment below.
Patrick and I moved into a new apartment in DTLA right before the wedding. So now that we are back to normal life, we have started to brainstorm about how we want to decorate our apartment. First things first, our apartment needs more lighting. Idk what it is about Los Angeles apartments, but there is literally only one maybe two lights in every apartment we have looked at. And this new apartment is no exception.
This lighting fixture took some extra brain power since we could not call an electrician or drill into the ceiling. Everything had to be electrical plug in to an outlet... yes that is exactly what I said. This lighting fixture is easy for renters, dorms, and temporary condos.
Lastly, screw in your Edison globe bulbs (**do not plug into electricity on this step). Plug in your cord set to the smart socket and connect to your Google Home. That way you can say, "OK Google, turn on the table lights!". And it's easy as that :)
Easier Variation: Just buy the cord set, Edison globe bulbs, screw hooks, and smart sockets to have a simple hanging pendant light without the string design or wood and piping. This is a less invasive design if you have picky landlords or college dorm but still looks great!
Post below how your light fixture turns out. I want to see!!
Christmas time is my favorite time of the year, I love finding that perfect gift for everyone on my list. It is pure joy for me to anticipate that person opening their gift and truly enjoying it! What I would give to see the smiles on their faces this year, since Patrick and I are spending our first Christmas in LA.
I absolutely love that song! And it's fitting for this year's gift wrapping them! I decided to keep with the theme of my blue Christmas (as seen in this post here). I chose a simple brown Kraft wrapping paper and found this lovely blue, velvet ribbon. The only thing left is trimming off a branch from our live Christmas tree as extra decoration.
My husband's parents are flying in tomorrow to spend Christmas in LA with us. We are both very excited to spend the holidays with family and cannot wait to have my parents visit this spring (since my brother won this year of getting to see my parents over the holidays, eye roll. We all know I'm the favorite child ha!). Stay tuned for more fun and photos of how we spend our holiday break!
A born and raised Southern girl who's wanting to inspire every women through style and beauty while living in the big city of Los Angeles.