House: “Romanticizing” my studio apartment

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I’m known for having trinkets. I go out, and I buy something that makes me smile (if I can afford it) whether I will be able to use it or not. Most of my trinkets are for decorative value, but sometimes, I store them in a box too. I have a treasure box full of letters, drawings given to me by kids, rocks, and different things that bring back memories from a certain period of my time. My trinkets and array of bric-a-brac range from a rock that was given to me at the beach in Haiti by a strange little boy, to heart-shaped sunglasses, to a decorative birdcage, or roses I’ve dried up over time.

I’m also known to rearrange my living space quite often. I think that’s because I am a creative person whether I can express that creativity or not. And for that, I’m constantly bored of the way my things are exhibited, so I shift things around. For example, my couch has already been moved three times. Some mirrors are constantly being switched from their locations, and I just always get a new idea of what to do with my things when I’m in the shower. My boyfriend laughs at me sometimes because I think of a thing, and I get really excited as if it’s going to change my life. Then I try to get it done right away. And my recent project lately has been to “romanticize” my studio apartment. If you don’t what it looked like before, click here.

I added a pair of window panels to add a bit of mystery and romance right where the hallway entrance separates the large room of my studio. I just love the way it changes the whole appearance of the place! Something just so simple just lifts the apartment up. I left the lights from my New Year Eve’s party around my Eiffel Tower by the bed, and I love that too. I changed the bedding to something I also consider a bit more romantic. I got the best deal ever at Home Goods!

I removed the dried roses I had hanging at my kitchen counter, and put them in vases. I also bought some small river rocks from Michaels and filled the bottom of the vases to give them more texture. My small rustic shelf I used as my jewelry holder is now the main piece to my “romantic” corner. I call it that because almost everything looks flowery and rustic.

Another great addition to the apartment is my hanging planter. I’ve got two more! I just need to find the right plants for them. I need plants that won’t die very quickly or don’t require much attention.

I think these very small details give me pleasure and transform the small apartment in the every sides of my personality. Am I the only one who gets excited when I change the smallest thing in my apartment? Even if I get a new basket to organize my kitchen cabinet, I get thrilled by the thought of it.  Stay tuned for more around the home posts! :)

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16 Comments on House: “Romanticizing” my studio apartment

  1. sherlljourney
    February 6, 2013 at 10:44 am (2 years ago)

    Lovely. I love changing things around my house too, I got it from my mother she is amazing at it. I like the view of your place it always catches my breath each time I see it in a pic, beautiful. By the way I wonder what you guys did that day hmmmm (side eye ) who could resist a kiss in such a beautiful smells good home with dried up roses??? Keep it lovely Fanm Kreyol.

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    • findingpaola
      February 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm (2 years ago)

      hahaha! You’re so funny! We actually had friends over for dinner. Tyler cooked an amazing meal as usual, and we watched a short film my friend directed that I “starred” in. Thanks love! Hope your family is doing great.

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  2. Anonymous
    February 6, 2013 at 10:42 am (2 years ago)

    Lovely. I love changing things around my house too, I got it from my mother she is amazing at it. I like the view of your place it always catches my breath each time I see it in a pic, beautiful. By the way I wonder what you guys did that day hmmmm (side eye ) who could resist a kiss in such a beautiful smells good home with dried up roses??? Keep it lovely Fanm Kreyol.

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  3. Rob Moses
    February 6, 2013 at 10:13 am (2 years ago)

    Looks awesome! How about a couple shots out your window to see your view? :)

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  4. jmcvl
    February 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm (2 years ago)

    I so love moving things around at home. Makes it feel like a brand new apartment sometimes! Your place looks beautiful- very elegantly done! X

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    • Rose A. Gold
      February 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm (2 years ago)

      Beautiful. I love changing up the look of my apartment too. Breathes life into the surrounding almost immediately.

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  5. Scott Mitchell
    February 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm (2 years ago)

    very cool apartment and seems like a great view too. Everything seems perfectly selected and placed. A true apartment of an artistic mind. Stay good there and happy Tuesday!

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    • findingpaola
      February 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you very much, Mr. Mitchell! I’ve got some little projects to do around the place, but I’m happy!

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