Wednesday, January 20, 2010

sweet little place to call my own

It's fast approaching a new time in my life.

My Sister and I have been living together since January 2007. After both finding ourselves homeless (okay... in need of a roomy at the same time), we moved into a Townhome apartment which should be described as:

  • 3 floors
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 bath
  • Large Basement for storage
  • THE TINEST CLOSETS YOU WILL EVER SEE (the bane of my existence).

Yes, it has been a place where we watched Jon&Kate+8 for hours on end (pre-drama. For new viewers: YES, there was a time when it was a sweet show about a family, not the circus it is now), painted toenails, bitched about our day... it's been our home. We have endured the HIGHS: Cooking dinner together, chatting over tea & LOWS: Let's just say lots of hair-pulling and slapping has gone down...

{Bitch.}

The reason this is changing? My Sister is getting married in April to the British love of her life. Her pending marriage comes at a good time as we were both ready for new scenery and digs...though, not to say I will not miss a lot about living with her (and I can't even begin to imagine how sad she will be leaving me).

Though the moving date is still fuzzy, I know it will be within the next 2-3 months. Thus, my mind is skipping past the sad part (I'm not there yet, we haven't even barely packed) and focusing on how I can decorate my new place when I move.

It is my hope that I can find a way to live alone when I move. I have always wanted a little place to call my own. My life past high school went something like this: Dorms>Sorority House>Parent's>Apartment with platonic Boy Roomy>Apartment with my Sister.

So as I daydream about a sweet little place just for me, my mind is wandering to what it will finally be like when I can decorate solely at my own accord...thus... I'm inspired by these images today...

{Images via Weheartit & House Beautiful & Home Design Interior, Gosselin sister image here}

Final Jersey Shore tonight... enjoy it! :)

PS- to the person formerly known as Heidi Montag: WHAT THE F&$% IS WRONG WITH YOU???

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40 comments:

Dragonfly said...

Oh, I agree with you re Hiedi???
And yay - nice to live by yourself for a while!
I love that first pic!! Go for it :-)

Sher said...

How exciting to be living on your own for the first time in your life! Can't wait to see how you will decorate it!!

I'm excited to decorate mine in all white interiors next time:P

xx

Inspiration in Italy said...

Wow, congrats to your sister! Also best wishes for this change in your life as well...this was a sweet post.

I AGREEEEEE about Heidi, my mouth dropped open?!?? :)

xoxo
Rachel

Meg said...

soo beautiful. I have always wanted a place of my own that I could decorate just the way I wanted it. I just wish I could afford one! one day. one day.

psshhh, Heidi? get a frickin life. she was so much prettier before she got all famous and stupid.

HOOORAY for jersey shore, even if Im sad its the last one. Im wonderin if there will be more seasons???

bananas. said...

So even though its sad to think of "the end" of your living situation with your sister, its even more exciting to have a place of your own. I never got to live alone. Always dreamed of decorating my own loft or apartment...and now i do that in my house, i just consider a male's opinion when choosing linens. Lol.

jociegal said...

Awwww Caitie - I will miss you too. Who would have thought it would have been three years and can you believe some of the stuff that has gone down? Haha. When it comes to your decorating, I know there will surly be lots of color and photos all around.

Mari said...

the blue room is my dream and that red room is just divine!!! have fun figuring out what you're gonna do- live it up for those of us who still live at home =(

Laura said...

Just let me know when you'll need help moving :) Stop by my blog today sweetie so you can pick up your over the top blogging award! Congrats and you deserve it...

kirstyb said...

the pink ones are beutiful - i want a lil place of my own too xoxoxox

Nathalie said...

oh well... such a hard decision. Loving everything. But I can tell you, the colour of the first pic (the seablue/turqoise)... no good for a bedroom. Tried it once. My boyfriend and I ended up moving into the living room, we literally had nightmares in this room :)
Enjoy the last weeks with your sister. Sounds so great you live(d) together.
*Nathalie

Rasha said...

I would take ANY of those rooms.. I love thm,

Kara said...

Aw, moving is kinda sad but soooooo exciting!!! It's gonna be a great time for you and I'm sure your place will be super cute :)

I moved to downtown Phoenix over the summer after living in dorms/apartment in Tempe for 4 years and it was awesome but lately I've been super nostalgic for Tempe. Where you live, and who you lived with, will always be a part of you!

Sissy said...

Ohhh I'm going to a new house with my bf and I also daydream about the decoration. Also think the same about Heidi, poor girl : (

The F Word Online said...

these are amazing photos ! i would love to have any one of these photos as my bedroom.

AND i just read about heidi montag. its sooo unfortunate that she had to take away from her natural beauty. she was such a pretty girl !

xx lue

Miranda said...

"(and I can't even begin to imagine how sad she will be leaving me)"

HAHAHAHAHHA love that quote.

if the spot all on your own doesn't fall through, you can always move in with meeeeeee! :-)

Gwen said...

Congrats to you both!!! I love all the rooms. So many decisions so little time. :) XOXO

Leah said...

Oh, it's so exciting to be able to decorate your own place according to what you really like. Those colors of the inspirations you posted are so you... I find you such a happy person.

And to the girl formerly known as Heidi, WTF are you thinking for wanting a cup size of H? (According to her, she wants an H for Heidi.)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Congrats both to your sister and you!!! I totally feel you on wantinga place of your own and on the whole decorating thing (I am currently finsihing the re-decoration of my bedroom and I am so proud of me lol).

Out of the pictures you posted, I love the feel of #4 (the reddish pink one) and the color palette of #6. #7 is a great room but I can imagine myself sleeping there - I just would feel safe with so much glass all around me, I'd feel exposed to the outer world lol For me, it's be a perfect living or dining room.

And o-h-m-y-g-o-d... I had no idea Heidi went at it again. I feel so horribly sorry for her. Can you only imagine for one second how broken she must be on the inside to go and do something like to herself... I hope she finds peace finally, and I hope she stops at that.

Krista said...

This is such an exciting time in your life! While still able to have an incredibly close relationship with your roomie (umm...hello! She's your sister!) you get to grow to the next step in your life! Adulthood! Grown up stuff! A little scary, but imagine whats ahead for you! I'm loving a little bit from each of these photos! Can't wait to see what YOU do with lots of imagination and space! (ie: bigger closets!)
PS: What is the deal with Heidi? At 23? And wants the boobs bigger. Scary.

OceanDreams said...

I can't believe what happened to Heidi either, she is so crazy!! I hope you find your little dream a apartment. I too would like to live alone in my own little place, I hope this works out for you! It gets crazy after having to move here and there and everywhere. I love love all of these lovely photos!! I am going to be giving you some awards shortly girlie...

Cafe Fashionista said...

An absolute necessity are twinkling fairy lights hanging above your bed - oh, I love it!! :)

Miss Eve said...

What an exciting adventure is to live alone...enjoy every minute of it :-)

Love your design inspirations...

Cheers: Evi

M. said...

such gorgeous rooms

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Stacy said...

all the best for you and your sister!

and i completely agree with you on heidi... ew.

http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

Rhiannon Banda-Scott said...

omg first of, I just watched Heidi's GMA stint. She's an idiot. Big idiot.

And second of all! All of those ROOMS. I wouldn't be able to choose!! Yikes they are gorgeous! Oh and Columbine? I am obsessed too. I love true life crime. Lurve it!

Annie said...

looking at home decor photos and websites really makes me want to redo something in our little townhouse!! AH!! i just retouched the paint in out bedroom....i guess that'll just have to do for now ;)
love all the rooms you posted hun!! looks like your style is allllll over the place! always a good thing though :)
hope you had a great week.....SO glad tomorrow is FRIDAY!!

Yvonne said...

WOW! I could totally take a lil bit of this, lil bit of that, from every one of those room layouts! you have pretty awesome taste :) claps!

p.s. sad face to the final episode of Jersey Shore. I must say, I've gotten attach to those crazy a$$holes lol

(always)alanna said...

LOVE all the white- planning on doing something similar soon.
totally agree with the heidi comment haha
xx
and gorgeouss blogg! will definitely be stopping by to visit again SOON!

Samantha said...

WOW! This collection of interior designs are amazing... you and I totally share the same taste! Thanks for sharing.. I might post some on my blog sometime too! :)

Iva said...

Congratulations!! So much fun!! you and your sister will do an awesome job decorating!! ;) Sorry about the tiny closets!!! you'll be creative I sure with storage!!

The Owl's Closet said...

what an exciting time:) can't wait to see how u decorate ur new pad. love the inspiration pics above! these rooms are gorgeous! hmmm, is it just me or does the pic on the 3rd row look a lot like edward's bedroom in twilight?? haha:D

p.s. finally saw the lovely bones. bawled like a baby:)

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

Alicia said...

congrats to you sister! and man, that's exciting to be able to decorate your own place! i'm secretly jealous! my house has to be child friendly...booo! lol...i can't wait to see what you do! and omg...did you watch jersey shore??? and the reunion?! SAMMIE WTF???

Rica said...

awwww! congrats with your sister's wedding! the bedroom photos are so attractive. I'm also looking for ideas on how to decorate not just a bedroom but the whole entire house, since we're also moving. thanks for this ideas :)

xoxo,
sassy rica ^_^

Inspiration in Italy said...

PS. I have passed along an award to you in my recent post! ;)

Graham I. Haynes said...

This is a bloody great post.
(Sorry, had to get British for a second.)

The "bitch" caption is brilliant, and I think you've chosen an impressive array of photo inspirations. I can't even pick one, they're all marvelous.

Enjoy the move, have fun with it, and be free :)

Grace Like Kelly said...

Your post cracked me up, i love this...my sis and i have the same relationship...I love the photos!

Tasha Gregson said...

Good look finding somewhere :) I love all the pictures, makes me feel inpired to decorate!!
xx

Couture Carrie said...

So many inspirational home pics!
Congrats to your sis, and good luck with your place!

xoxox,
CC

Polished Sense said...

cute cute rooms! Great finds :D Love the inspiration!

Happy Friday :D

♡,
Jessica

Holly said...

Those rooms are divine! You will have to post pics of your newly decorated digs...

Holly

PS- Heidi Montag is just wrong!