I know I've been posting non-stop about my new apartment and it's not going to end anytime soon... I really adore it and I love it more and more every time I get one more piece for it or find one new detail in the 1930's architecture of it like the coffered ceiling or the sweet bathroom mirror/medicine cabinet.
Raymour & Flanigan. If you're ever in the market for some sweet furniture that will last you a good 10 years, and you happen to be in CT, I highly suggest visiting Darrin at R&F. He's honestly a huge part of the reason we went with them and this couch. Not only is the couch amazing and sexy and comfy, but the salesman was the nicest guy ever and really hooked us up. The couch was double what we set out to pay, but after the multiple rounds at several different furniture shops and the insane characters we encountered, we wanted to give our money to Darrin. I kid you not-- one saleswoman looked like a sad 60+ year old muppet who had smoked and tanned every day of her entire life and had her wrinkled, saggy, tits almost entirely hanging out of her way-too-low-cut shirt with a cleavage that looked like a crater had landed there... She proceeded to tell us about her fiancee and her fashion and interior design preferences without smiling once... The longer the muppet ran on, and the more I looked at the couch we originally liked when we saw it upon entering that store, the more the couch turned into a shitty, cheap, crushed velvet lounge sofa (not in the good way) that would be living in a trailer in Nowhere, West Virginia.
Knowing I'm doing the living room in gray and yellow, my parents sent us a massive and beautiful arrangement of tulips, bells of ireland and fantailed pussy willows intertwined. It really makes me want to keep fresh flowers around all the time... I'm not naive enough to believe I'll ever keep that up...
And our sunroom is just awesome. I have no idea what I'll end up doing with it, yet, but for now we have some chairs in there that make it a nice little escape from TV.
I also finally hung my birdcage curtains in our kitchen. I love them. Everything about the apartment so far has just been awesome. Ikea was good to us (as always) and I see many more trips in my future. :)
Things are looking up at the LampShaw Homestead (That's it's foursquare name... "square" is right...) Decor is in full effect.
Aside from all the money I've been spending making our apartment beautiful, I have been doing some other retail therapy which will probably be what my next post is about... Presents for myself, and presents for others. Sometimes, ya just gotta buy shit that's pretty, dammit.
Sorry... I realized that every so often, it makes me REALLY happy to sing as LOUD as possible to Dashboard Confessional while driving... I did this recently, so that's why the song made the playlist for the post. It just makes me damn happy...