Every 3-6 months I get in a mood where I decide I’m sick of everything in our apartment and I just want to start all over with a blank slate. Does anyone else ever feel that way? I’m sure I can’t be alone on this one. I’ve been in one of those moods in a bad way these past few weeks. I’m sure a lot of it has to do with the season. Spending more time indoors provides me with ample opportunity to critique our apartment’s design flaws.
Rather than dwell on the things that are driving me crazy (here’s looking at you old sofa I haven’t been able to sell on Craigslist and armchair that needs to be reupholstered) I thought I’d share a few details from our apartment that continue to make me happy.
A vibrant kilim runner I bought off of ebay and was half convinced would never arrive. It did arrive (and relatively quickly!) wrapped in craft paper, tied with string, and with a wax seal nonetheless. Definitely not your average Fedex delivery! Greek key towels in our bright coral bathroom.
A palm leaf chandelier I found for a steal in Key Largo. It shared the back seat with our family dog all the way from Key Largo to DC where my parents dropped it off with me because I was too afraid it would break in the mail. Clearly they deserve a million thank yous for being much more patient with me than I probably deserve! A vintage nautical map of Buzzard’s Bay that reminds me of home.
What pieces do you continue to love in your home when the rest is driving you crazy?