Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We don't technically have one yet.

A place to call home, that is. And as of this moment right now, we are still waiting to hear back from the rental company on if our application was accepted or not (we should hear, either way, today!). When we dropped our rental packet off, complete with credit scores, references, and other "grown-up" shenanigans, there had already been TEN other applications submitted for this spot! So I suppose I shouldn't get my hopes up too high, but you know me, that's just what I do. I can't help it. Those hopes just like to get real high when anything remotely exciting might happen to me.

Anyway, as you know, everything we own at the moment fits inside our 2 suitcases. Which means, the minute we get that phone call of : "You've been accepted!" we have some serious shopping to do! First and foremost, we'll need a bed. Last I checked, sleeping on hardwood floors isn't all that comfortable.

But it's not as simple as just "buying a bed!" Oh no! You have to figure out what kind of bed. What style. What frame. What comforter. Headboard or not? Flat on the ground or raised? I'm not sure about you, but this is the first time, ever, that I've bought real furniture for myself. Prior to this, I've had the same Ethan Allen French Country (and might I add very girly. Elegant, but girly) bedroom set since I was 16; lugging it from apartment to apartment until well, you know, that whole "sell everything we own to travel the world" thing happened.

So as you can see, I really have no idea where to even begin! The Dizz says I need to figure out my "style and taste." <-----???? I clearly don't have a firm grasp on exactly what that entails.

I will say this though: Verner's taste is FAR better than mine. I will gladly admit that. When I first met him and saw his place, I was secretly ashamed and vowed to keep him away from my place for as long as I could because his apartment looked like one of those model homes! You could tell by the way he carefully picked each piece of furniture and thoughtfully picked the wall colors and he actually had art, like real art on his walls. Mine, in comparison, felt like, well, a 16 year old's girly bedroom. Again, elegant, but girly.

So here's where we stand:

The Dizzle's Style: He likes the clean, modern-urban look with those older, classic, mid-century pieces thrown in. (Sounds odd, but actually really works well, I think.)

Mishi's Style: Uhhh....Show me a picture and I'll tell you if I like it or not?


Up until last night, I really haven't spent a whole lot of time on this thing you kids like to call Pinterest. I mean, I have an account, and I've "pinned" a few things here and there, but I never really understood the process of basically being tortured by all of these wonderful things that you don't have and now, thanks to Pinterest, must attempt to own IMMEDIATELY. Without a real income for the last 8 months, I'm sure you can imagine what torture that can be.

However, last night, as The Dizzle and I were talking about the possibility of having an apartment any day now, we huddled on the couch, pulled out the iPad, and logged into Pinterest. (I never thought I'd see the day where Pinterest and Boyfriend came together.)

Here are a few "inspirational" photos we liked that mixed modern with chic with whatever else you call those fancy-style names.

Three things I learned last night:

1) The Dizzle will most definitely be a large part of the "decorating" process. And I am quite thankful for that.
2) Pinterest actually can serve a purpose other than pure torture.
3) Apartment Therapy is now my new favorite website.

And with that, I shall say goodbye and good riddance!


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  1. bahaha, yes! i am slowly working on gaining my own "taste", but the husband's is way better than mine. i gladly turn over decorating to him whenever i can! (and isn't a gender neutral decorating palette better than super girly anyway? you can always throw a bouquet of flowers in a vase!) ;)

  2. Where have you guys been living during the whole apartment hunting process??

  3. Check out CB2 online... great cool stuff for a good price. There's a store in San Fran too! It's one of my go-to's! That and West Elm.

  4. I hope you hear something back soon about a place! :)

  5. oh i hope you find something soon! i have a very specific home style and zac's only request when we live together is "no pink sofa". i already have everything picked out even though it wont happen for like another year.

  6. Haha I live that decorating brought your man to Pinterest for my fit it was the food :)

  7. Love everything you picked out. Especially the futon sofa which will be my bed when I visit ;)

  8. Pinterest is addicting! I love that console table with the vintage suitcases! It looks like The Dizzle has great style :) Hope you hear good news about that place! :) Crossing my fingers for you.

  9. I think these are all some really great picks Mish! I agree, finding your own style for decorating is really hard, especially when it's for a whole house! I'm crossing my fingers you guess get the new place! And don't worry, you'll get all of the furniture you need!

    xo aly

  10. You guys will have so much fun decorating your place! Can't wait to see how it turns out =)

  11. So funny. K recently moved in with me so now we're redecorating and buying real furniture. I spent a good chunk of the day on Pinterest yesterday looking for "inspiration" for the colors we've decided to paint with. Pinterest is a bragging bitch and she needs to share her toys!



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