31.7.12

Setting Up


Well, this weekend my boyfriend and I moved into our new little apartment together!  I love the space, it's cozy and comfortable.  I love that we have a corner apartment so we get lots of light all day long.  Now the slow unpacking and setting up begins.  I scored some rad vintage wicker chairs last weekend from a yard sale.  I'm usually not a fan of wicker at ALL, but these have a really rad modern twist to them, they are kind of minimal and mod in their shape by the wicker ads a nice rough earthy element to them I think.  I also grabbed a set of 2 stacking tables at the Fremont Market on Sunday and I really really love them.  When it comes to home decor, I love clean sharp lines, contrasts with black and pale neutral tones, and rough wood and other natural element textures.  We'll see how this place shapes up over the next couple of weeks as I attempt to hunt down more great treasures and affordable prices! 

I haven't been big on thrifting or yard sale-ing in recent years just because I have lived in shared spaces where the other people already had all the necessary decor and I don't like collecting things without an immediate purpose.  Up until this point, all I owned besides clothes and accessories were my bed, my dresser, my side table for my bedroom and then just a few random objects like a record player and artwork.  I'm really excited to finally get to invest in a space, decorating it to really suit my style.  And thankfully my boyfriend digs my taste when it comes to home decor so I'm having lots of fun dreaming up a space for us to both enjoy and call home! 

Unfortunately, all this major moving and house cleaning, nesting and hunting down cool things to fill our space with has left me really not excited to work.  I'm the sort of person that when I have a goal, I just throw myself into it wholeheartedly.  And it's hard for me to balance fully devoting myself to work and to moving into our new space at the same time.  But I've gotta keep rollin' on all fronts!  Wish me luck :)

27 comments:

Megan said...

LOVE the wicker chairs - you're absolutely spot on with the description. Your space looks so humble and comfortable.

Noor said...

Those wicker chairs are awesome.

Jennifer King said...

Love the chairs! Great find! Have fun decorating and furniture hunting!

Lauren said...

good luck treasure hunting! the ballard goodwill was very good to me. the outlet's awesome for furniture, if you can get past how gross it can be. i love those tables. good find!

Kaitlyn said...

I love the stacking tables, and the vintage chairs. Great finds!

Cassie Nafziger said...

So cute and cozy so far--can't wait to see how it all comes together! You have the best style! Look at how cute those windows are in the living room--love them!

Sarah Rooftops said...

I (too) love the chairs! All the best for your new home!

Madi Moon said...

wow it looks so great! makes me really excited to move into seattle this november!
I put wooden contact paper on my cabinets that looked like that and it looks SOO much better! although it was really hard to get off haha - worth it! I have been looking for chalkboard contact paper everywhere though and haven't been able to find it. did you order yours online?

-madi

Ashlee said...

I love the chalkboard cabinet ideas! What a fun way to keep it fresh! I hope you have fun settling in!

Moorea Seal said...

thanks Megan! It totally is a sweet little humble space. As a 26 year old, I don't need much more than just a cozy little space with the person I love :)
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Aren't they awesome! I usually hate wicker but something about these chairs makes them really rad.
- Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thanks Jennifer! I'm so obsessed with these chairs and I was so pleased my boyfriend digs them too! That's always the tricky part trying to figure out, will he dig them too? So far, he's diggin all the stuff I am getting. Woot!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Totally. I used to live 2 blocks from the ballard goodwill and I so miss just walking over there all the time! But yea, I am going to just visit the goodwill a few times a week to keep hunting for hidden treasures :)
- Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thanks Kaitlyn! I hope my luck keeps up as I keep hunting for more home treasures at yard sales and thrift stores!
- Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Aw thanks so much. It's all about hunting down those hidden treasures at thrift stores and yard sale, just searching for those rare really well designed objects takes time. But the hunt is so worth it when the space is finished! And, ya save money if to take a long time to fill a space rather than buying a bunch of stuff all at the same time ;) haha
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you Sarah! The chairs are surprisingly comfy too! I'm obsessed :)
xo Moorea

Karina Manarin said...

Love those woven vintage chairs! Great find!

JenetteD said...

I'M FAMOUS!

Jennifer M. said...

That's such a cool idea about the chalkboard paper - I didn't even know that existed!

Anke said...

I'm slightly jealous! That's a wonderful space (the wicker chairs are amazing - what a lucky find)!

Earendil said...

the chairs and the tables are indeed very nice. Have fun decorating your new flat!

Moorea Seal said...

I got my chalkboard contact paper off of amazon for like $7 a roll. Not bad! And have a great trip moving into Seattle in the winter! It's a great place :)

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you Ashlee! It's a fun adventure coming up with ways to decorate when you are just renting.

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you! I actually had a blog friend tell me that she had been at the same yard sale a few hours before and considered getting the same chairs! I'm happy she left them for me to grab ;)

Moorea Seal said...

yea gurl!!!

Moorea Seal said...

Yea! there are tons of different options with contact paper. So may ways to get creative with it!

Moorea Seal said...

It's all about hunting down those special finds ...and haggling down the price ;) I've gotta be thrifty!