No. It's not what you think. Really.
As you might know, we live in an apartment, or, as I like to call it, the white cube. By most standards, our apartment is great. It is pretty spacious, it has some good sized rooms, and it has two bathrooms (hooray for guests!). It does have a few problems, though. After living in "The Castle" for a year, I had grown to expect tall ceilings, delicate woodwork, and grandiose mantles upon which to place decor.
I mean, just look at it!
|Here's the castle "turret" where we would dine. I have the place a little jazzed up for Halloween.|
|Looking down on a snowy walkway from the castle.|
|Here's the view from the outside--can you believe that this was ever ONE man's house?|
Needless to say, when we moved into our little white box here in Rochester, I was little less than inspired. I did decide that it would be a good time to start over in our bedroom with a blank slate. So, I moved our duvet cover to the guest room and left ours plain white.
|Although this only shows a part of the room, you get the idea.|
I really liked this look for summer. It was funky fresh and cool. It was super "zen" in there and I really liked it. But, now that it's getting a little chilly . . . I need a little spice!
So, we took a little trip to IKEA. Jaime actually picked out this duvet cover, and it turns out, I LOVE IT!
|Spicy! And this was a super quick change to add something special to the bedroom.|
Now I'm inspired to make some quick little changes to our apartment to give it a little more character to it. Any ideas? Share them!