July 20, 2015

Home: First Look




We've had a change of pace and scenery lately. Instead of roaming around the city hunting for grimey alleys to explore, we've spent our days weeding through the aisles of IKEA looking for the perfect minimal pieces for my new apartment. After countless hours of hauling and building, we are happy to say that our relationship has passed the IKEA test. It's far from being complete, but this studio apartment is all mine. It's my new home. I have big plans for this gorgeous small space so stay tuned for more home updates.




Like with any big changes, the move brought about a tidal wave of emotions--some of which I'm still sorting out despite having lived here for a little over two weeks now. With a new job and new adventures on the horizon, I just have to remember the wise words of C.S. Lewis and that "there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

111 comments:

  1. I like the white and minimalistic design. Hope to see more pics in the future!

    LUXESSED

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  2. I love how you've decorated your studio apartment and I'm glad to hear that your relationship has passed the Ikea test. I love the minimalist pieces that you picked out and the bedroom area looks so cozy! I'm looking forward to seeing what pieces you continue to add to this space over time.

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  3. Loving how you decorated you space so far. So simple and clean. Can't wait to see more photos. Hope your're settling in.
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  4. Love fresh clean white look of your home!!
    When it comes to house, I love minimalism.
    Awesome. Xoxo
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  5. your new home looks great(: i hope you start feeling more settled soon!

    p.s. i have that same edith hamilton book! i've never read it though haha

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  6. Pretty place!

    Agnes x

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  7. Love the clean lines in the decor, lovely.

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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  8. The first steps into building your environment are amazing! So many important decisions that define you

    Natalia
    Lindifique

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  9. The furniture shopping test!! Hahaha, that's how my husband passed mine when we did our remodel. Great simple pieces you have there.

    ~ xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  10. awesome!! it's always great to have your space speak for your own personality and style!! love the minimalism!! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  11. what great spaces! love your black chairs!
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  12. It's darling! Love how fresh and bright it feels! Love the coat rack!

    Hailey
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  13. The minimal and modern style is gorgeous! Ikea always has the greatest affordable pieces
    Dresses & Denim

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  14. This space is gorgeous! Great job!!

    xx Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

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  15. This space is so inspiring. I love how modern it is. It's truly beautiful!

    Shauna

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  16. Love the simple and fresh look! So clean and inviting!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  17. Loving the details of your new home and the overall minimalist vibe! Looks like something straight out of Pinterest :P Isn't a Pinterest-interior all we could ever ask for? haha. Anywho, I wish you the best with adjusting to the new changes, and I hope you find many adventures along the way! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  18. Oh I love your new place and the chic, minimalistic decor! I am a big believer of using plants and flowers to accent the house and I really like the greenery you added to the space! And such wise words from C.S. Lewis! Something we all need to remember to confidently move forward :) xo~ Lena
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  19. nice pictures

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  20. Congrats on the new place! Can't wait to see more photos!

    xx

    Beauty By Rhenicia | Beauty By Rhenicia

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  22. Your home looks so pretty! I love, love, love how white, simple, you've decorated it which such classic clean lines. Also, I noticed that you have Anthem by Ayn Rand on your bookshelf, which is one of my personal favorites!

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  23. Your house is so chic, totally your style
    xo
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  24. Your home looks so neat and chic.
    I love the white paint :)

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  25. love these little peeks into your new home - looks pretty perfect and the perfect canvas to get creative!
    best of luck for your next few weeks. I'm pretty sure great things are ahead! Sofia

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  26. Great deco! Super chic!
    xo, Jane
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  27. beautiful home decor!! xo

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  28. Beautiful interior! I like minimalistic and white space!

    jointyicroissanty

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  29. Great deco! Love it!

    xx nora
    www.uploading-my-mind.blogspot.fi

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  30. Change is hard! I always think I will get better at it as I get older, but so far that doesn't seem to be the case. Ha! It looks like you have a great new space!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  31. Your home looks so pretty! So perfectly minimal, I love it!

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG Outfit Collaboration

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  32. I'm coming to visit asap so make some room for me thank you.

    SKYPE SOON let's pick a date so we can chat about all the good and bad things. <3

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  33. Your house is so pretty,i lvoe the clean design and details
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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  34. Amazing post dear!

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  35. Great post Love your style! It looks so white and pristine. X

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  36. 1984 is my all time fav book, so cute to see it in your shelf! And I love the simple space :)
    x Van
    FOREVERVANNY

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  37. Lovely ;)
    Edita
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  38. Looooove! This is exactly what I would want my home to look like. But living in military housing we are kinda stuck with what we are given, but one day...

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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  39. You are working your magic, lady. Loving the place so far!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  40. Great quote and I love the minimal decor style. Looks great!

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  41. I love the minimalistic and monochrome feeling in your home! :) xx


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  42. I already love the direction your studio is headed!

    Diane
    www.mychaneltaste.com

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  43. Love that coat hanger! It looks like a dress form, right? So cute! Your place looks so darling! <3

    Enclothed Cognition

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  44. Oh love how clean and minimal your home is! Love it :)

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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  45. Love the plants in the mug!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  46. Wow love the the design of your home! It's so minimal, fresh and clean. In love!!

    Vanessa // VNSX x

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  47. Beautiful photos, your place looks great. It is always crazy moving! But feels good when you are unpacked and settled in. Lovely quote.

    Sarah
    sarahjustinestyle.blogspot.com

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  48. Your home is as sweet as you! LOVE!
    Sending you much love, beautiful!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  49. such amazing home, love the interior :)

    xx,
    www.liviapangdoko.com

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  50. It looks so clean and fresh! I love all the photos! These need to be on pinterest!

    Would love for you to drop by my blog this week, I am co-hosting a Tuesday linkup! Feel free to add your link!!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  51. The arrangements and looks are very pleasing and neat!
    Thumbs up for that, hun!

    Have a great day!

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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  52. Love how everything flows together so nicely,I love it! :)

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

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  53. Minimalism at its best.
    What a great post!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Google+, Bloglovin & Instagram? I am @modellabellablog (:
    Maybe we could affiliate? <3

    Isabelle.
    modellabella blog NEW POST

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  54. Gorgeous photos !
    xoxo,

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  55. Hard to argue with tried-and-true Ikea! Plant game strong.

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  56. I love your home so much! so classy!

    http://www.ourlifeisbeautiful.com/2015/07/sunday-best_21.html

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  57. Absolutely love the minimalistic design! Your interior looks so clean and full of light!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  58. Looks like you have created a beautiful space and I get your IKEA pain, hopefully never go through again! x
    http://sweatshirtsanddresses.com/

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  59. You've created such a gorgeous place! I love the clean design...beautiful!

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  60. What a beautiful apartment!!! I'm also moving into a new apartment in 2 weeks and Im so excited to decorate!

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  61. This is apartment goals right here! Your decor style is absolutely on point. Loving how clean and minimal everything is! I'm currently apartment hunting (in NYC nevertheless) with my friend right now and we're having such a struggle finding the perfect pad... ugh, I just can't wait to decorate my place already! I even have a Pinterest board ready with decor inspiration hehe.

    I also just want another excuse to go to Ikea, so there's that :-) Pretty furniture and good food? Count me in!

    ✖✖✖ Kelsey
    RUNAWAY IN LA

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  62. It's very important to feel good at home ! I love your white and minimalist decor : I can feel the serenity ! ;) xox http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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  63. You've curated quite the chic little space and utilising Ikea no less. They really do have some wonderful pieces, if you keep your eyes open that is. Thanks for sharing

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  64. Lovely minimal design! I like all the white too.

    I think my favourite has to be the way you've chosen to display your bags - it's brilliant!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  65. You have such a strong sense of style, both in photography and decor - it's a fun journey to follow, that's for sure! I'm looking forward to seeing any future shares of your apartment, although right now it's near perfect already! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  66. This looks incredible!!! I really love the design!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  67. This interior design is so cute and minimalistic! I'm a fan :)
    I plan on getting new furniture since ages but just haven't found the time yet :/
    Anyways, I loved this post! Thank you for sharing! <3

    Micky♡
    http://princessfromjupiter.blogspot.com

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  68. Absolutely stunning, I love everything about this!

    Style by Avery

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  69. I love minimalist design. And always adore something green in the space! :)
    Love your succulents in the glass too..

    Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles

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  70. Really love the minimalist style!!

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  71. Hi Jasmine, I'm excited for you to have your own apartment! I love that the floors and walls are simple and minimalistic - it's always a good start. You chose some great items; I especially love the rack for your handbags. I experienced those trips to IKEA, too, so I know they can be pretty daunting.

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  72. Wow so gorgeous and love the minimal hints <3

    xo,

    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com/

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  73. I'm loving the minimalism. Everything looks so clean and crisp!

    Mili

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  74. You have some really lovely pieces. The plant in the mug is a lovely touch and I adore that pine stool!

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  76. Love this minimalistic look! Your blog always brightens my day :)

    Syd
    The Style Roll

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  77. Love it! Clean, simple, and so aesthetic!

    <3 Trou
    The Peculiar Trouth

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  78. Love this! So simple and beautiful!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  79. I'm loving your apartment! You definitely achieved a chic minimalist style!!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  80. oh my, what a beautiful interior! i absolutely love this style jasmin! so minimalistic yet cozy xo

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  81. I am loving the minimalistic pieces that you have picked up! I'm going to IKEA next week... since I'm moving to another apartment. Thanks for this inspiration :))
    Have a beautiful day,
    A.
    http://thepixiechic.com

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  82. This is lovely, minimalistic and cute, btw I love IKEA :)

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  83. Awesome photos! Lovely blog!
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  84. The IKEA relationship test it totally a real thing! Glad you passed :)

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  85. Ah, minimalism, my one true love. You've done such a great job. I'm so in love with IKEA haha.

    Emily | One Stormy Sunday

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  86. I love how crisp and clean everything looks! So minimalist

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  87. Your place is super cute! I love the minimalist touches!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  88. Loving this minimalistic interior (future goals haha)

    -Emily
    http://monodays.blogspot.com

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  89. Gorgeous, I love how clean and minimalist it looks

    Adaora
    www.always-becoming.com

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  90. I love Ikea! It's like an adult's candy store! What a wonderful apartment. The interior looks amazing. Congrats on your new place.

    xo

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