Apartment Inspo


So this is entirely un-bookish, but this blog hasn’t always been a purely book blog and it’ll probably continue on that way. I hope you don’t mind the occasional life and other things post. Don’t worry, there are still plenty of book posts in the pipeline. Anyways, I’ve always wanted my own place to have a clear sense of style and design. That’s really hard to do when you’re always sharing your space with other people, whether that’s family or roommates or whoever.

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So now that I’ve officially got a place just for me and the bae (and soon, a kitty or two), I’ve been slowly accumulating furniture and decorations for our little home. I think my original ideas were slightly different, but taking all of my boyfriend’s tastes and things into account, I ended up deciding on more of an industrial style with lots of blues, oranges, and metal tones laid over a white, black and grey foundation. Everything is still very much so in progress, so no pics of the space yet! But here are some of my picks from my Pinterest board, so you can get a sense of what I have in mind for my new place. I’ll be posting updates of my various rooms as we furnish them!


I loved the idea of black mismatched chairs and a wooden table, but ultimately, getting a complete dining set was a lot more budget friendly for us. So we picked one that fit as closely as possible, but it was definitely a compromise on something that I had previously been pretty decided on.


This is a pretty wide range of colors, but I think it’s a strong guide for what we’re aiming for throughout the whole apartment. The kitchen is a little bit more ash-wood heavy with golds and greens. The living room is a lot of black, deep blues with more orange and gold highlights. The bedroom as it stands is very white and gray with hints of a deep brown and some rich blues.

We’ve made a lot of slow progress so far! Our main furniture pieces came in recently and I finally got around to assembling them while I was home sick over the weekend. Can’t wait to share more pics in a few weeks!

Also, there’s just a couple more weeks left for my A Darker Shade of Magic Giveaway! Don’t forget to sign up! 🙂


Bits n’ Pieces : August 2015

This week has been craziness. I’ve just been swamped with work, even my poor weekend. Insert quiet sobbing here. It has been ages since I’ve done a BnP post though and there’s much to catch up on. Here’s what’s new in the world of Jeannie.

  • I may or may not have gotten a tattoo. Oh wait, I definitely did. It was such an awesome experience and I’ll be sharing it with you all soon!
  • In case you hadn’t noticed, I accidentally became a book blog. This is first and foremost a lifestyle blog, but it turns out books are a pretty huge part of my life. Plus, I’m starting to discover wonderful book blogs out there that really just make me want to read more. It’s fabulous.
  • Since every girl could use another hobby, I started learning calligraphy! Got super inspired after seeing this girl here.
  • Lastly, my garden is blooming! The picture above was probably a month and half ago. That container is now bursting over with herbs. All the small pots have been replanted into bigger ones and I’ve brought up quite a few more new plants. It’s been amazing having fresh herbs and produce right upstairs. It’s really changed the way we’ve been eating lately.

Well that’s what’s new with me. What’s new with you?