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September 15, 2017

Friday Favourites - Recent Home Buys

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First off, thanks for all the love on my last post. Seriously gave me all the feels. Its a happy time in my life and I'm trying to cherish it all. On to today's post.

That photo up there is not my living room, but I feel like its giving off the same vibe as my apartment. From the moment we found this place, I went shopping, and by shopping I mean, I went on Amazon. I'll admit, it was kind of intimidating going from a one bedroom apartment to a two bedroom with more than twice the square footage, and the consequence was me manically adding all the things to my cart. Some of those paid off big time though. Here are some of the favourite things I bought for the new place. All reasonably priced too because #wedding.

The theme for the kitchen is gray and white. So along with gray curtains which are not pictured, I bought all gray and white accessories. Two of those accessories I absolutely love:

Gray Kitchen Towel Set - Hi my name is Krystal, Im just past thirty and I never had a kitchen towel set, and definitely never had a pot holder (towels work just fine) - I used random bits and bobs from my parents' kitchen. Mismatched kitchen towels for the win. Anyway, I love this set and have been using it lots since I got it. 

Gray and white runner - My new kitchen is pretty big and since I don't have an island, I needed something to break up all the floor space I was seeing - so much floor space. Pinterest gave me the idea to put a runner in the kitchen. It was an absolute game changer.

The theme for the bathroom is brown and white. If I'm honest, its one of my favourite spaces in the house right now. Its a big bathroom, and Ive decorated it really well, brown baskets, candles, the full works. I need to photograph this space soon. These two purchases though I didn't expect to love, but i do.

Fabric Shower Curtain - Pretty simple show curtain, but effective.

5 Piece Bathroom Rug Set - I had some serious buyers remorse after this shipped and up until it arrived. I just didn't think I'd like dolphins ... Now I love it. Its literally the softest rug set.

Living Room:
 The theme for the living room is chocolate brown and beige. 

Brown Modern Geometric Rug - So, I actually received this rug twice. Well let me explain, they sent this rug to me in blue, let me keep it, and then sent me the correct rug. I had no plans to have a blue rug (and its really not a pretty blue - see it here), but my extra bedroom didn't have an area rug so win win?

The theme for the bedroom was a compromise between me and Danny. He wanted blue and white for the bedroom, I wanted gray and white. I ran to Pinterest for some inspiration and boom, the bedroom is blue, gray and white. 

Safavieh Hudson Shag Area Rug - The bedroom is pretty big so I bought a 3' x 5' for the base of the bed (a Queen bed) and a 2' x 3' smaller version for my side of the bed since I must wipe my feet before jumping in #weirdo.


Electronic Magnetic Lizard Repellent - Its no secret to anyone who knows me for   more than 2.5 seconds that I hate lizards. I'm terrified of them actually. I have a legitimate, paralysing fear of them, and even wrote a whole post about it years ago. Anyway, after we paid down for the apartment, signed on the dotted line and opened the doors on our own for the first time, we saw a lizard in the living room. Que tears and me crying about not wanting to live here. True story / Poor Danny. Anyway I googled the heck out of how to keep lizards away and found these electric thingys. Between this, Chanel (my cat who I saw shred a baby lizard that dared to attempt to get under the front door days ago), and the million other home remedies I have going on in this place, my apartment is a lizard's worst nightmare.

Curved Wooden Wine Rack - I saw a similar version of this item on Emily's blog some time ago and after much deliberation, I hit purchase. Done and done.

** Not pictured, the 5.5 million curtains I bought...

In a couple weeks I'll be ready to photograph and maybe do a video house tour. I really hate my voice though, so video may not be an actual thing I'd do, but then again, maybe.

Have a great weekend guys!!

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  1. Can't wait to see how your new home has come together and love that you found a similar wine rack! Such cute decor especially the shag rug! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  2. I am loving your style! I can't wait to see it all! Girl, I am just shy of 30 & I've never had a real towel set either nor a complete set of kitchen supplies. Just the other night I was telling my mom how the only baking pan I have is a single glass 9x13. It's time for me to grow up lol.

  3. What fun stuff! I didn't even know there was such a thing as a lizard repellent!love grey in a kitchen and bedroom. And my bedroom is grey, powder blue and white!

  4. Love all these rugs you found! That runner is so perfect! And I have that wine rack and I love it! It holds so much and looks like a piece of art when it's not completely full.

  5. People underestimate the coziness and comfort of chocolate brown in family rooms...My walls are chocolate brown and people were shocked that I wanted to paint my walls that colour but it's so cozy in there!

  6. Ohhhh I love the geo print rug for the living room and that blue rug in the bedroom makes me want to rethink the colors I was planning on doing in my office!!! Love all the stuff you have picked out! You need to take some pictures of your spaces when you are done :)

  7. I love that all of your rooms have themes. Especially the gray and white for the kitchen!

  8. The lizard thing! I just cracked up, I love that that exists. I can't wait to see it all set up, I need a house tour

  9. I love how all your rooms have themes. Gray and white for the kitchen sounds fab!! I'm sure your home will be amazing as you have great taste.

  10. I was all impressed at the adultness of your post and thinking how posh Krystal is now and I don't know her anymore and then I happened upon the lizard phobia and I was just, girl, we're still kindred spirits. haha. I am terrified of lizards too. One time back when I lived in Jamaica, I slept in my car one night because I was alone at home and there was a lizard in my room and I didn't know how to get it out.
    I didn't know those lizard repellent things existed but you've given me new hope for when I go back to Jamaica - I need to travel with a couple in my purse :-)
    Now, on to the real gist of your post. You made some great choices. Chocolate brown, white and gold makes a great color scheme for a bathroom, I think. There is some opulence about the combination and those soft rugs will just make it so comfy. I love the runner for the kitchen and totally get what you mean about breaking up the floor space.
    I can't wait for the virtual tour. Enjoy the process of shopping.

    1. I laughed too hard at this comment. hehe I emailed you a longer reply :P

  11. I had no idea there was lizard repellent! They're all over our backyard and patio around the pool, but I know they eat the bugs and spiders so I am "ok" with them being around. And those kitchen towels - LOVE <3
    Green Fashionista

  12. I love the colors you picked for your bedroom - the grey,white and blue will be very serene! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  13. I love the blue grey and white for the bedroom. Such calming colors.


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