I've grown quite fond of Sundays. It's become the day that I always look forward to, mainly because it's my only full day off from work. I love waking up early so I can make the most of it. The past few Sundays have included finding new recipes to cook, or early afternoon trips to Spoonful Records, a quaint little record shop downtown, to sift through the numerous rows of classic vinyl. Also added to my Sunday rituals is picking up my camera(s) and snapping photos around my apartment - something that I love doing on whatever day the mood hits, but lately, Sundays have been the designated photo-snapping day. On a related note, I purchased a new lens today, which only just gives me the excuse to capture even more simple moments.
I know, I know, it's been a minute. But you've gotta understand, if I'm not feeling inspired, there's no need in wasting time trying to conjure up a generic blog post. It has to hit me; I have to feel it, and today, I feel it, so here it is. A brand new blog post for the new year!
Let's talk green things. Specifically, emerald green things. More specifically, emerald green furniture. Incorporating the color green into your living space welcomes harmony, balance, and is said to restore and renew depleted energy. For the past year, I've been fantasizing over the idea of having an emerald green sofa. Granted, my current sofa is only two years old, so purchasing a new one right now wouldn't make much sense. But I'm really enjoying entertaining the thought. I mean, how can I not? Look at this. And hers. And hers too. Drool.
Although I don't need a new couch, owning an emerald green accent furniture piece was still a possibility. The biggest issue would be, "where would it go in this tiny living space of mine?" But when it comes to home decor, if I really want something, I figure out a way to buy it, and figure out the logistics later.
Naturally, the pieces you really lust over are always outside of your desired price range - case in point - this chair, and this one. I did a massive internet search to find an emerald green arm chair that looked great, but wouldn't break the bank, and I came across this darling piece. I decided to bite the bullet and purchase it online. I wasn't even sure if it was comfortable, but I trusted that it would be. Long story short, it was delivered last week, and I must say that I absolutely adore it in my space. I had to move some furniture (and plants) around to make it work, but it's nestled comfortably in my front room underneath my beloved bird of paradise plant. I plan to take some photos of the chair once I get a dose of some good natural light.
Hmm, what else? Oh, I spent the month discovering new online content, and came across Misako's youtube channel. I love the simplicity of her videos.
I also discovered another youtuber - Hella Jam (such a hella cute name). Her studio apartment tour appeared in my feed, and I'm so glad I clicked on it. I love seeing how others decorate small spaces, and I also love how you can get a sense of a person's personality based on how they decorate their homes. Just darling.
I don't recall if I talked about Ashley + Mecca's apartment yet, but just in case I didn't, check it out. Everything about this apartment is so perfect. The color palette, the plants, the floors, so many things to love.
Tracee Ellis Ross's cover story with Glamour magazine is a must-read. I simply adore this woman. She is such an inspiration. So many gems in this interview.
If you're new to my blog, then you may not know that my dream living space is a loft. But now you do, so you're officially all caught up. I'm still not sure when I'll be able to afford one in this lifetime, but I'm keeping hope alive. The dream-to-reality is so close, yet so very far away. Give me a few more years. In the meantime, I've rounded up some lovely loft interiors to get us all through.
Alice M. Huynh: blogger and fashion designer based in Berlin, Germany
It always seems that when I least expect it, I end up stumbling upon a creative with such fascinating content, that I become engulfed in it for hours. That's one of my absolute favorite things about having this blog and seeking out inspiration for it - I end up discovering so many other cool blogs in the process.
A lot of Alice's blog posts aren't written in English, but the photography, mood, and aesthetic are so perfect that you won't even care. That, and the fact that her eye for photography and styling are thrillingly beautiful.
I've been making a lot of small changes around the apartment over the past few months, so I thought I'd post a few photos of the current situation. The decorating process is never really complete; I'm always switching up and rearranging my decor in order to keep things fresh and inspiring around here. As you can see, quite a bit has changed since my last apartment tour. I've been experimenting with different styles, and I'm happy that I incorporated a bit more wood/natural elements into the space.
My current favorite room is definitely my bedroom. For a long time, it was the living room because it was that one area of my tiny apartment that I spent the most time in, but since moving some of my favorite books into my room, and adding those small touches (the gold scoop desk lamp - my new favorite!), and more plants, it's the place I head straight to when I get home from being around other humans all day.