20 Beautiful Finds for a Calm + Airy Apartment

Whether you’ve just graduated and are putting together your first apartment (congratulations!) or you already have a place and are looking to add a few new pieces, I’ve put together a round-up of finds that would go beautifully together to create a calm and airy living space.  Many are from the T. J. Maxx website, and they won’t last long, so if you find a bargain you like, go for it!  I don’t make any commission on these links, nor have I seen them in person — they are just fun online finds I wanted to share! 

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If I Were to Design a Bed & Breakfast

I have always dreamed of designing a Bed & Breakfast.  I love the concept of them! 

When I design spaces, I always begin by imagining people using them.  It helps me rule out certain ideas while moving forward with others.  What atmosphere and lighting do I want to create for a group of friends and family gathered around a table?  Is there a cozy nook for someone to curl up in with a book?  What type of kitchen would be the most functional and beautiful workspace for the people using it?  So when I imagine designing a Bed & Breakfast, I do so with the guests in mind, trying to picture the sort of space I can see them enjoying.

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Ski Cabin Makeover

I often browse real estate listings.  I am constantly on the lookout for a bigger house for our family, but I also love perusing anything related to architecture and design.  Recently, I came across this great log cabin on Rambling Road in Blowing Rock, NC, near the local ski slopes (Appalachian Ski Mountain).  I loved its charm and natural light!  The views out the windows are so peaceful.  I thought it’d be fun to do a blog post where I share how I’d makeover a space that’s for sale!  It will give you a chance to see the potential I see in a property. And if you’re the buyer for this home and interested in my help as you design the home, contact me here!

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