Thursday, April 24, 2008

ma maison

I decided to do a post on my little apartment here in Orange County, CA. My husband and I moved in last June and the place is slowly but surely coming together.
My little "corner" office in our family room. The Audrey Hepburn canvas is from Ikea.
I love fresh flowers! I cut these from the little planter on my balcony and placed them in this cute little chandelier mug. Who says you have to use a vase?

Family Room Before...everything was beige galore! However, I was very excited about the crown moulding.
Family Room After! We painted the main wall a warm mocha color to accent the room. I wanted to keep with a fairly neutral color scheme because I get tired of things quickly. This way I can change it up with new pillows and accessories. We had the sectional custom made and the pillows are a mix from Crate and Barrel and Ikea. The small espresso stained coffee table is from Ikea's actually not that bad for a $60 table! I still want to get an area rug to bring in some texture and depth.

I love having these tall windows - they let in a lot of light and keep our apartment bright and cheerful! I opted for simple side panels in an off white linen fabric.

Funky little counter stools from Palecek; Stack of magazines (I have stacks and stacks everywhere!!!); My cookbook collection - I love to cook; Oliver bathing in the sun on our balcony.
Our bedroom...this is one area that still needs some help. We don't have an actual bedroom set so I use an Indonesian trunk, which I found at a swap meet a few years ago, as my nightstand. It's nice because it stores extra blankets and linens. The bedding is from Macy's Hotel Collection (wedding gift) and the piece of art was free from a past job! We painted the walls a soft gray-aqua color that's really quite soothing.


  1. What a great space! Very nicely done! I really like the artwork!

  2. wow, i love your place jules! it is so beautiful & inviting. it all flows so nicely together & the furniture pieces are so great. i love that you don't have a bedroom set & use the trunk as a nightstand. so much more interesting than a matching set. your sectional is awesome & looks so comfortable. and your desk in the corner looks great. i agree with lindsey about the art, so cool. you are so talented!


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