Apartment

I’ve been thinking a lot about my home and what I would like it to be.  For the most part, renting in a New York-adjacent area means a not-so-big apartment for a not-so-small price. Granted, staying in the Dirty Jers is way cheaper and more spacious than actually moving to NYC, but we still pay the price for proximity.

I have long argued that I think it is ridiculous to assume that once you are married and share a bed with someone that you shouldn’t also be able to have your own room. I am jealous of people who have their own offices, because it is the closest thing to having your own room without it being a bedroom.

I posted a Roomspiration here that is one of my dreams for an office space.

So, I am going to start looking around for things that I can perhaps implement in my current home, and also keep track of things I might like to try in the larger home we will eventually locate.

This is the Broadway Lighted Vanity Makeup Desk from Vanity Girl Hollywood. I saw this in Carli Bybel‘s room tour video on her YouTube channel and have been obsessed ever since.

That drawer is definitely not enough to hold all of my beauty items, but I am sure I can get a little set of drawers or something to accompany it. That drawer would definitely be great to hold all of my everyday makeup that I am always digging in a box for when getting ready to go to work. I would really love a nice flat surface to lay everything out for easy access, and that drawer would fit the bill perfectly.

Yes, this would definitely work for me.

Vanity Girl Hollywood also has a great pair of tabletop lighted mirrors, which would be great to pair with an existing vanity or if I wanted to find something with more storage. This is the Starlet Lighted Vanity Mirror.

I would love to hear about anyone else’s solution for finding a good spot to do your hair/makeup/nails, especially those in small spaces like mine – leave it in the comments!

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Halloween Prep Week! Skeleton Wall Tapestry.

by Jamie Sanford on September 27, 2010

I LOVE Halloween and so I like to start thinking about it early. I had a great idea for a costume in the shower, so now I am really jazzed.

Let’s get started on decor.


This skeleton tapestry from World Market is over 5 feet tall and will definitely make a big statement in your decor. Plus, it comes with the hardware to hang it and would easily roll up after Halloween to pull out again next year.

The tapestry is available from World Market for $149.99. In addition, this item ships for free (ground shipping) if you purchase by October 2nd.

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Owl Umbrella Holder

by Jamie Sanford on September 23, 2010

I think that one of the best ways to add some personality to your home is to weave in items that are unexpected. Anyone can have an umbrella stand, but this one is just a bit more interesting.

See what I’m saying? I don’t have an umbrella stand and now I want one. Right now.

This ceramic owl umbrella stand is available from Urban Outfitters for $128.

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Framed Print: Owl, Picasso

by Jamie Sanford on September 22, 2010

Today’s owl item is a cute print of a line drawing by Picasso. This version is pre-framed by art.com.


I would love a collection of framed simple drawings like this in a kid’s room.

The framed print (in this particular frame, you can customize on art.com) is available for $99.99.

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Wooden Moose Chair

by Jamie Sanford on September 6, 2010

I don’t know about a theme for this week, but I have bookmarked a lot of stuff with antlers, so maybe it will be antlers week!


How cool is that chair? It might need a cushion, but it is definitely a cool statement piece.

The Moose Chair is a cnc-cut, plywood chair. The upholstery show is canvas over high density foam and rubber for the back support. Since this is a new design, and can be produced on a small scale, please convo me if you are interested in custom colors or upholstery. Price listed reflects the color and upholstery shown. Price may increase due to changes or upgrades in material (Leather…for example).

The piece will ship flat-packed and disassembled. You will need a Phillips screwdriver to assemble.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery once final order has been established.

This is not a small buy, but it is a furniture and we give such items a break.  This awesome chair is available for $1,750 from Etsy seller Trevoroneil.

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