This post was published in 2006 when I was a grad student living in a studio apartment and I don’t want to forget this part of my life!
I love looking at people’s homes, how they use a space and how it is decorated. I frequent the MLS web site, not to search for a home, but to check out the photos. When I saw BooMama was hosting a Blog Tour of Homes, I was excited and can’t wait to visit others’ homes!
Since this is my soon-to-be-former residence, my mom doesn’t have to worry about “strangers” seeing where and how I live 🙂
I picked this place based on the floorplan and the fact that it was the best place close to work and class that money could rent: it is furnished, has two spacious closets, utilities (electric, cable, Internet) are included and seriously who does not love
some being enveloped by wood paneling, which Jane Dough says it’s very retro-chic!
It doesn’t have much in the way of cabinets (I store plastic containers in the fridge) or counter space, but it accomodates my smoothie maker, toaster oven and microwave. The living room doubles as bedroom, workout room, dance floor and guest quarters. Sometimes I crack myself up when I announce (to no one, obviously) that I’m entering the study, proceed to take three steps from the living room and sit at my desk *cue the laugh track*
Due to picking a furnished place (so I would not have to move big stuff twice within a year), I do not have all my worldy possessions here. I have a small bin to satisfy my craft fix and used the top of the dresser behind my desk for creating. I have family photos (which I removed for the photo shoot), but otherwise I am not a fan of dust collectors and clutter (although there is some unexplained “stuff” in front of my TV).
Now that I have talked it up, click on the door, enter my lair, see where I blog and if you can pick out my Target purchases (sneak preview below)!