I Spy DIY Apartment Tour

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I just got back after 10 days of traveling, and could not be more ecstatic to be back in my apartment. I finished decorating and it finally feels like home! Awhile back I showed you the place when I first got the keys, then gave you a couple sneak peeks at what I was buying along the way here and here, now I am ready to reveal how it all came together!I honestly thought I would be able to decorate the place in a week, but as I starting shopping, I became obsessed with finding things I really loved. I started from scratch with this place, so needed to get everything, which was a little overwhelming. I do a lot of my shopping online, so it tends to take me a little longer to buy because I get distracted by the million options. I also wanted to make sure a lot of the pieces were thrifted so I would have one-of-a-kind items mixed with the more popular ones. I am happy I took a little longer to find the right stuff, because now so many items have a fun story. Welcome to my apt!

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I LOVE the industrial style of this apartment. It’s pretty much my dream warehouse loft space. The concrete, the graphic lines of the giant warehouse windows, the lack of color, all fit perfectly with my aesthetic. I wanted to play off those characteristics, so went with a black & white color scheme, adding in patterns, and warming it up with a few natural wood pieces, a little pink and yellow, and lots of plants!

IN THIS ROOM | Threshold Round Pouf, Heart Weekender Bag, Ikea PS Locker, Shag Area Rug, Shane Power Wall Planters, Striped Angle Bookends, Wood Candle stick holder, EIVOR Blanket Thrifted: Chair, books, fan

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There is an antique store down the street from me and many many hours were spent there chatting with the sellers, learning more about each piece I bought. I wanted a bunch of black and white books and found a seller who was obsessed with spy books, being I SPY DIY, I loved the idea of having a stack with the word Spy in, and lucky for me, they were all black and white!

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I am obsessed with typography, so am always on the lookout for plates and containers with fun words on them for the exposed shelving in the kitchen. My favorite are the vintage liquor holders that I found on Etsy, the seller Compost This was the nicest guy and I already have more of his items in my queue.
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IN THIS ROOM | Threshold Leaning Bookcase, Porcelain Hurricanes, Star Sculpture Thrifted: Watering can, and Typography Liquor Holders

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My favorite DIY project is the coffee table. It started with a routine stop at my local Salvation Army, and I found out that they started selling slabs of wood at all the locations, which led me on a crazy chase around town looking for the perfect piece. Once I found it, my brother-in-law helped me cut it, then my Dad came with an array of sanders to get it smooth, and add the legs.  My Mom supervised the staining, and snapped pics of process (stay tuned for the tutorial) It was a family affair! And that makes me love it even more.

IN THIS ROOM | Cowhide Rug, Minted Visionary 2 Art, Dusen Dusen Pillow, Triangle Pillow, Herringbone Tray, Target Floor Lamp, Faceted Terrarium, DIY Coffee table (stay tuned for the tutorial) 

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IN THIS ROOM | Subway Tile Print Chairs, Natural Tree Stump Side Table, Threshold Square Pouf

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The kitchen was my favorite to shop for, I love the open concept shelving! I knew I wanted to start with white basics, and add graphic elements. Then sprinkle in some special items from the antique store. I have a feeling these shelves will be forever changing, but I am so happy with how they currently look!

IN THIS ROOM | Yellow Swivel Balstools, Marquee Letters, Minted Quote Print, Geometry Expresso Cups, Oil and Vinegar holder, Marble Clock, Hexagon platter, Ceramic Colander, Large White Pitcher. All other items are thrifted or old purchases. DIY White Pineapple. 

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For the bedroom I knew I wanted a bit of a summer camp feel. I picked up this blanket in Mexico, and I love the pop of color it gives to the room.  If I ever go bankrupt, it will be because of my plant buying habit. I love having a TON of greenery in my space…but can never keep them alive. My Mom came over to help me plant everything because she is the plant whisperer, and has given me strict care instructions. Fingers crossed they still look like this in a couple months!

IN THIS ROOM | Grid Dot Rug, Storage Stool, Windowpane Sheet Set, Spotlight Lamp Thrifted: Fan, Blanket from Mexico 

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I found these trophy shelves online, and knew I wanted to add succulent pots in each. Then the fear of them falling on my head while I slept set in, so each pot is stuck on with heavy duty double sided tape. They may be getting a paint makeover in the near future! Stay tuned for the steps to make the wink pillows!

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx j


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  1. Debbie says:

    You place is so amazing, I love every single piece of it! The coffee table is incredible! I had in mind to buy a dining table exactly at this style! waiting for the tutorial although I think it will be a bit hard for a dining table.. Thanks for sharing, enjoy this cool place!!! xx

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    1. Jenni says:

      YES! Stay tuned for the tutorial!

  2. MARGOT says:

    Wow your apartment looks so beautiful! It’s so fresh and happy yet it has a lot of character with the industrial windows and walls. Love it!

  3. cristina says:

    Very calm and beautiful!

  4. Sandra says:

    I absolutely love your pillows in the last photo!

    1. Jenni says:

      Stay tuned for the DIY!

  5. Eline says:

    It looks amazing! I love the pillows on the couch, the colours are so pretty

  6. Carrie says:

    this is amazing

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    Posts online about Heidelberg, Egypt, South Africa….

  7. Jill says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful pictures of your apartment. It looks great. I really love the monochrome base palette with the splashes of bold, bright colours here and there. So inspirational!! I’ve pinned nearly all of the images so I can refer back when the time comes to sort my place out later this year! Love!

  8. amira alberto says:

    Lovely place and love how you decorated your new place. Where did you get your couch?

  9. Stacy says:

    Great ideas for home interior!

    Stacy from http://www.stacyco.com

  10. OH MY GOSH. YOUR HOUSE IS SO PERFECT!
    This is ridiculous. You have pure talent… <3

  11. Lola says:

    Now I have the urge to decorate ! Your apartment is absolutely beautiful , you can tell that a lot of work was put in ! All right then I have been inspired to create something as beautiful as it !

    Loved the post xx ,

    Lola

    https://inspireparlamode.wordpress.com/

    1. Jenni says:

      Thank you! That mean a lot to me, it was so much more work then I thought!

  12. Amy says:

    I love the pots on the walls 🙂

  13. Brittany Bly says:

    What a rad place!

  14. Michelle says:

    Wow, it looks like it could be in one of those glossy design home magazine! It is just amazing when I think that you did all of that!

  15. sherry says:

    The apartment looks great. Good luck with the plants. Love the colors.

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks Mommy!

  16. Hayley says:

    I really like all the little plant pots around the apartment. Gives an earthy feel to an otherwise geometric industrial space. I also loved the pop of colour in the kitchen with the yellow stalls! Lovely!

    Thanks
    http://www.homemadebyhail.blogspot.com

    1. Jenni says:

      Aww thank you! It took me forever to find the perfect stools!

  17. Julita says:

    Everything so beautiful and modern! Very inspiring! 🙂
    Best wishes!
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  18. Laura says:

    This looks oh so cute!!! question though, how do you hang the little tiny shelfs that hold the bedroom planters?? I mean what was the technique…? thanks!

  19. Stephanie says:

    wow!!! Your space is amazing! I really love everything about it

  20. Katie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  21. S Y E D A says:

    Obsessing over that wooden table and the plant arrangement on the bedroom wall. It’s a great take on creating a unique feature wall. I’ve always had massive thing for industrial designed spaces x

    Bohorush.blogspot.com

  22. Love your space – so beautiful & full of character!

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