17 July 2008

settling in

Here are some pictures of our place. We still have random boxes lying around and I have barely begun to decorate, but here it is:
We put our massive buffet in the entry way. The little basket is a catch-all for Mabel's leash, our sunglasses and sunblock and loose change.

This is what you see as you come through the entry way:
Ta da! It is our dining area! And it needs some curtains. Desperately. I'm thinking pink. And I need to recover the chair cushions, too. Because they are ridiculously stained from the kids spilling food all over them. And because the toile might have looked nice in our house, but I want something less formal for the apartment. Less formal and possibly vinyl. And while I am at it, maybe a patio rug under the table to catch spills...

Anyway. To the right of the dining area is the living area:
(The picture on the table is of my dad as a boy.)
Jonathan found this massive tumbleweed while walking Mabel one day! And we just happened to need something on top of the tv cabinet, so there it sits.
My new bookcase is behind the couch. Jonathan's computer table is also behind the couch, so he can watch tv while he types. (Extra prints and boxes are over in the lefthand corner.)

Here's a view of the dining area from the living room. Hmmm... I think I need to raise that print a bit. It looks a little low.
See the boxes leaning against the wall? We have way too many prints to hang in this apartment! That sunny area over to the right is the door to our balcony. I have it open today because it is nice and cool and breezy outside.

We didn't have enough space for our books, so I only unpacked my favorites and I shelved all of Jonathan's books in this bookcase at the end of the hall. It was supposed to go in the Lion's room, but we'll just get him something else eventually. Perhaps. Sorry this picture is so blurry. I don't have the best camera.
And that's all I took for now...

7 comments:

Kristen said...

Looks nice! :)

Olivia said...

It looks lovely. You always know just how to decorate to make a house a home. Way to go girly!

Roxanna said...

I love it... it looks great

Elisa said...

YAY! There is so much light! I like the bookcases.

Elisa said...

All of the pictures are really helpful, Erin. It makes you seem not so far away and it gives us something to visualize. Thank you for opening up your home to us!

Retainer Girl said...

I love it! It looks so cute and "you!"

Where's Weber said...

it's so great to see your rear window print. we just got rear window in netflix. yay. danny hasn't see it