home in the studio

Photos by Marlee, of Ivory and Oak photography.

Dedicating this post to my dear apartment; a place that has transformed as much as I have.

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My home style:

Mid century meets midwest meets minimalism?

Honestly, I just pick what I love. I’m drawn to dark woods and clean lines. I love mixing old with new. Texture, shapes, and natural light are what I value must in a space. 

Inspiration:

I’m definitely inspired by Danish design and culture. I love when a space is cozy, calm and intimate (buzzword: hygge). I love dimly lit rooms and I always try to have candles lit (the smell of vanilla – ahhhh). I recently came across the house of Finn Juhl and I’m obsessed.

Biggest challenge:

If I wasn’t a renter, I’d experiment with the wall color and change the light fixtures – but, for the time being, it just gives me something to look forward too!

Also, having my studio space in my living room has been both a blessing and a challenge. The room offers plenty of white wall space and natural light which I’m so grateful to have. However, the downside is that there’s no separation from the rest of my apartment, so that clutter can really influence the atmosphere and become an eye sore (especially when I let things pile up on my desk – eek).

What’s next:

Moving to a new apartment! I’m most excited for a south facing balcony (hellooo container garden), a bigger kitchen, and having a living room again! It’ll be the perfect place for the next chapter.

Favorite KC interior/home goods shops:

Modkoto: a mid century gallery in Westport, found my dream dresser there.
Urban Mining: another mid century haven, open first Friday weekends!
Bella Patina: mix of modern and traditional pieces, a west bottoms first Friday staple.
River Market Antiques: found my favorite weathered stool for $15 here (Also the basement level is my go to spot for clothes!)
Coveted Home: Jaclyn, interior designer and owner of the shop, has the best eye for things! Mix of new and vintage.
Golden & Pine: the shop I go to for ethical home goods (also a fan of the shop’s well curated, neutral palette).

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