Apartment Progress/Favorite Home Decor Stores…

Happy Thursday, y’all! This isn’t really an “apartment tour,” but it’s been too rainy to do outfit photos so I figured I would share some home decor with you today. When I moved into my new place, I started from scratch furniture-wise. The only piece of furniture I really owned was my childhood bed… when I moved into my last apartment, my roommate had been living there for a few years so she already had her furniture throughout the house. Thus, I never accumulated any furniture and found myself furniture-less when I moved into this new place. Decorating has been an adventure, to say the least! It is difficult to see a bunch of different images online and try to imagine how they will all look together in the same room. I’ve been trying to order a few big pieces at a time, so that I can see them in person before I buy smaller items and accent pieces. It’s working, but it’s a really slow process!
Let’s start with the living room. Here’s a “before” photo of the empty space… (it’s a corner unit so there are windows on both walls, one of the reasons I fell in in love with the place!)
Such a big space was pretty intimidating to work with, especially since this was my first time really outfitting an apartment. I started by ordering the rug first, that way I could build the color scheme around the rug. I fell in love with this one from One King’s Lane… which determined that white, blue, and gold would be the “theme” of the living room. Next I ordered this marble coffee table and gold floor mirror. The media stand was a no-brainer because it provides SO MUCH storage and it matches the pattern of the rug! I also placed an order for a sectional sofa from Pottery Barn, but it won’t be in for a few more weeks. So I’ve been sitting on the floor at the coffee table to eat all my meals πŸ™‚
On the other side of the living room, I’m going to replace the small gold table with some bookshelves (along the left wall). And now… let’s talk about the office!
Before photo of the office:
For the office, I knew I wanted a gold and white theme, but I had a tough time picking out the desk, since it would be the anchor of the room. I really like campaign furniture and fell in love with this campaign desk… but in the end I decided it was too small for the room. I went with this A-frame desk  from PB Teen because the desk space was a lot bigger. Although you can get the desk with built-in drawers, I really liked the clean look of this one. This room has a long way to go – I want to add bookshelves and storage on the right side of the room, and maybe even a comfortable chair in the corner. Oh and I definitely need to hang some things on the wall!
Now for the bedroom… which is in need of the most work!
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sleeping on an air mattress while I made a decision about the bed and then waited for it to be delivered. I decided to go with this bed because I loved the crisp white color and the tufted headboard which I thought would be really comfortable. It’s also a really great price… most of the headboards I looked at were equal to the price of this entire bed. The bed came in a few days ago and I LOVE it – my next step is ordering nightstands! I created these vision boards for the nightstands and lamps… which one is your favorite?
I’m leaning toward a mirrored nightstand to keep the room more neutral, that way I can switch out the pillows if I get tired of the color scheme. Here’s another shot of the opposite wall of my bedroom… I love this linen form from PB Teen, as well as the gold makeup organizer. They’re such girly accents!
That’s about it for my apartment updates. I’ll continue to share my progress as things come in! Let me know if you have any suggestions or questions!
Here’s a round-up of my favorite furniture/home decor stores:

Society Social (their bar cart is amazing)

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  1. Obsessed with your apartment!! I love the floor and big windows! Can't wait to see more! πŸ™‚

    xo, Katy

  2. I love it all! You've done a great job!

  3. I am loving all of it!! I definitely think you should do a mirrored night stand…it's a little more glam and that way you can switch out accessories! πŸ™‚ Love your place!!

  4. I have a Joss & Main headboard too and I love it!!! I almost got that EXACT same one but I ended up getting the Marlowe which has studs around the top part, but it is so comfortable and well-made! You will LOVE it πŸ™‚ Cute gold and white room!! You're making me wanna live alone next!



  5. Very cute! I LOVE that huge gold mirror!! And my vote would be for the 3-drawer mirrored night stand. I'm loving mirrored furniture and I think, like you said, it's neutral while still being glam. Love your blog, Caitlin!

  6. Definitely the mirrored night stand. I like the one with the drawers best, it will help you hide any clutter (which it doesn't look like you ever get!). Beautiful apartment.

  7. Love seeing bits and pieces of your home!!! Love everything πŸ™‚
    the mirrored night stand is definitley my favorite, also! It will go great with everything and look so chic.
    Can't wait to see more….


  8. Your place is looking gorgeous! I love your style!

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  9. I love the decor of your apartment, I can imagine how fun it is working on the decor of your apartment. Looking forward for the final inputs and by the way love your outfit especially the colour block of blue and pink

  10. What a gorgeous apartment so far! I can't wait to see what the finished product will look like πŸ™‚ I am loving the one drawer mirrored nightstand!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  11. Love option #2 for the nightstand! It's mirrored and modern but still has a "cozy home" look. Best of both worlds! Looks cute so far!

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  12. Love your office desk! The gold legs makes it look a lot more put together and expensive, and that little pillow/ottoman!!! Adorable!

  13. That coffee table and rug – love the light blue, white, and gold combo! So feminine and pretty!

  14. Everything looks great, loving the gold floor mirror!
    Ps. I love option #1!

  15. Omg! It looks amazing!!!! Love the white and gold color scheme with little pops! Can't wait to see the official tour!

    Sara Kate Styling

  16. Your new apartment looks amazing! I love all the gold accents!


  17. Love all the gold accents. I have been in progress with our house for a while now, but also stuck to basic grey and white with some accent colors. Love it!


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  18. Absolutely gorgeous! Loving the gold and that coffee table is perfect!!


  19. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  20. So pretty!!
    I love how you're decorating your space!
    Simply perfect!
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  21. Your place is looking beautiful! I think I like the last night stand the best πŸ™‚


  22. Anonymous

    Obsessed! Can't wait to see more! And i'm in LOVE with that blue top you are wearing… its such a beautiful color on you! xx andrea

    Fancy Her Style

  23. I love the third option for the nightstand and lamp!


  24. I like the one drawer mirror nightstand, because you can switch out decor underneath too!


  25. Your home style is so cute!! I'm a little jealous – I've never lived by myself so I've never been able to decorate a place entirely "me." I really like the nightstand with the gold accents, but I like the idea of the mirrored one with your bed better.

    Kristina does the Internets

  26. Love your chic style! The gold accents are my fav!

  27. I really love your decor style and fun with a decor post! You should to more of them! πŸ™‚


  28. You apartment is looking so good! I LOVE your TV stand! πŸ™‚

    Blonde with a Chanse

  29. Looks amazing! I love love love decor πŸ™‚


  30. The apartment is looking great! I love design. We just bought a plot and I cant wait to start designing!! Xo

  31. Super cute!! I love that rug in your living room!

    xo Patricia

  32. Love the third nightstand lamp combo!

  33. Beautiful and artistic apartment!


  34. You've got great style in your decorating as well as fashion! Thanks for sharing. Have you considered floating your office desk in the middle of the room, facing the door? Maybe you could anchor the floating desk with a rug and a small chair to the side. Just a thought, I'm sure you will figure it out. Sorta hard to tell how large the room is, but you could always move furniture around and back if it doesn't work.

  35. I love the mirrored nightstand! That's my pick πŸ™‚

  36. Gorgeous! I am so jealous, I wish we could just start from scratch and buy everything new – Beautiful selections! And I love all the light in your apartment.

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  37. Love your bag!!
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  38. That media table is amazing!!!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

  39. wow I love everything you have so far!! How exciting that you get to decorate your entire apartment, I think that's the best part of moving! Can't wait to see more pictures πŸ™‚


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  41. Love the media stand and rug!
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  42. Wonderful style.

  43. you have such a beautiful place! really liking your outfit too!


  44. I am just obsessed with everything, it's coming together beautifully!

  45. Oh you have to go with the third option for the nightstands – the mirrored one with one drawer – it's classic and feminine and not too bulky. I love how everything is coming together!


  46. I like the second option for nightstands that way you wont have to worry about the drawers always being tidy, whereas with the third it could easily look cluttered or messy. Love how your apartment is coming along! πŸ™‚

  47. Absolutely love the color scheme!


  48. I love your outfit! So bright and colorful πŸ™‚

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  49. Very cute! Good luck decorating!

  50. Gorgeous mirror and rug. Lots of beautiful dΓ©cor so far Cait.
    xo Jodie


  51. Anonymous

    Love the office look! I was wondering what paint brand and color is the wall in the office? Thanks


  52. Gorgeous photos, I cannot wait to see how the rest of it turns out!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  53. I like the second nightstand the best!

  54. The one-drawer mirrored stand is my fave!

  55. Your interior style is so nice. I love your interior style. Your living room is so big and beautiful. We have these type of big closet. I am a real estate investment. I loved to invest in those types of apartment. This is pure classic.

  56. Your new patio furniture looks great! I love that you can turn it into a sectional later, if you choose! cuddly home…