As my year in Philadelphia is wrapping up, I wanted to make sure I took photos for my memories. This being my first time not living in Illinois, I wanted to make sure that my home-base was a place where I could come home each day and feel completely comfortable. I purchased a lot of great new pieces to update what I had from my college apartment, and the result was something that I am extremely happy with.
Obviously we have to talk about this sexy green couch. I love its tufted bench seat and its round bolstered pillows. For this apartment I wanted to go with a more upscale approach of mid-century modern decor that was very trendy last year. I do not really like vintage looking interiors, so to me this was a shape and color from those decades of influence that had the posh look I was going for.
I was able to add more photos to my gallery wall, and hopefully will keep it growing in my next apartment. I wanted a larger print to anchor the rest of the smaller photos, so I decided to go with the famous Prada Marfa sign. Since large prints for this image were pretty expensive, I decided to print it off as a poster for $20 at Walmart. I found its frame at Michaels, and it turned out fantastic. I am glad I did this instead of a canvas because I love the glossy finish of the poster print.
This lamp from Target is something I get compliments about every time I have someone over at my place. Its funky shape and marble base are such a fun addition to the room.
I am so proud of myself for coming up with the idea to put these stickers on this narrow wall. The room was extremely white, so adding this accent wall for $10 DOLLARS was a no-brainer. It took a longer time than I thought to stick each dot on such a small area, but it was definitely worth the time.
My friend Angelica gave me this Chicago card and frame for my birthday before I moved. She always gives me the best gifts, and I am glad I had a little bit of home with me in my space while being so far away.
I found this media stand on CraigsList from a Chicago couple that goes to estate sales and refurbishes old wood furniture. I am glad I was able to find such a beautiful piece at a fraction of the price from something similar from CB2 or West Elm. I was also able to score this amazing print from Wayfair for $25 dollars.
And of course, I am always burning candles from Anthropologie whenever I am at home.
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably recognize this mirror. This room has the most sunlight, so I like being able to give myself a once-over before heading off to work. I am glad that I splurged on this item because I was getting tired of my cheap, warped mirror that I got from Target. It is also great to have mirrors in a room so that it makes the space look larger.
Thank you for taking a look around my Philly apartment’s living room! Be sure to check out my other home posts here, and to check back soon for a look this apartment’s bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen tour!