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I Bought a New Sofa!

The most exciting news - I purchased a new sofa! After months & months of searching for the right look, I finally made a commitment to the Milo Sofa from Sandro. I see a ton of sofas in my day-to-day, but I'm just so picky when it comes to my house. I wanted a Danish-inspired look with wider track arms and a low profile. The sofa had to be deep and down-wrapped. The most complicated factor was that I needed a modular piece that could fit up my super narrow staircase (we had to lift our last sofa up the balcony to the second floor - it was a nightmare). 

The Milo sofa has all of my requirements. Plus, I've been dreaming of that gorgeous bluish-gray velvet upholstery!

As with any custom furniture, the wait is going to be quite long. I'll be lucky if I see this sofa by the end of May. It will totally be worth the wait!

You can purchase the Milo sofa here.

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My First Piece of Adult Furniture

After graduating college, I moved in with my now Fiancé, Eli. I could fit all of my belongings into a small Ford Escort and most of our furniture was gifted from family. This meant that half of our small apartment's rooms were empty. Flash forward four years to now and we live in a similarly-sized place but now there are definitely no empty rooms! Still, most of our furniture pieces are temporary or items that were built specifically for the house. 

In a Wayfair blog post today, I share what my first adult furniture purchase was - 

My first piece of ‘real’ furniture was a modern leather recliner that I purchased right after my significant other and I closed on our home. With its down cushions, custom leather upholstery, and sculptural metal arms, this chair not only represented my personal style, but it also signified a permanence in my adult life that I hadn’t felt before.
— Jerrica Zaric of Jerrica Zaric Interior Design

I seriously love this leather chair. I bought it for Eli so he'd have a nice place in the house to be able to relax away from the TV or bedroom to read of do a bit of work. We actually got rid of our dining room table and transformed it into a small study for him. Once my house is in a bit more order, I'll post a photo so you can visualize the space better and actually see the chair! 

I feel like once you get a taste of well made furniture, you can't go back to IKEA for the major pieces. As an interior designer, I am always finding unique quality pieces for clients but my own home still has a bit of work needed to make everything reflect our style. My next big purchase? A new sofa! We are sitting on an old World Market sectional right now that's served us well, but I have my eye out for a Danish-inspired sectional that I can lounge in. 

You can see the Wayfair blog post here: Apartment Living: 5 Items to Invest in Now

Create your own view

I love to cook, so I tend to spend a lot of time in my kitchen. Right now, my kitchen isn't the most ideal space; there isn't any room for a dishwasher, the countertops don't all match and the laminate isn't in the best shape, but it has quite a large floor plan. One thing that I see as a downfall in the kitchen is that the sink isn't on a wall with a window. I don't have a dishwasher, so a lot of time is spent at the sink washing dishes and staring at a blank wall. 

To help with the boredom that settles in, I hung one of my favorite vintage prints above the sink for something interesting to look. I made sure the print was well framed with glass so any water splashing up doesn't ruin the print. Typically the spray is pretty tame, so the artwork stays dry pretty much all the time. 

This is a great addition to your kitchen if you live in an apartment and can't make any serious changes to the walls, or if you live in an older home. A big plus is that the glass over the print is much easier to clean than a painted wall. And best of all, the print adds extra color and visual interest to the room.

Here's how it turned out - 

Coffee Table Love

My coffee table came in... and I love it! As I mentioned in a blog post last week, I am making a few updates to my own home this summer. As an early birthday present, my wonderful mother helped me buy the Pebble Coffee Table from West Elm (thanks Mom:). I'm waiting until later this summer to post photography of my entire home and office, but I'm just too excited about the coffee table not to post about it! 

Both the shape and surface reflect the smooth river rocks that it was named forThe table is smaller than the old one Eli and I had, but it fits the proportion and aesthetic of our 800 square foot home better. Take a look at the shots I captured today of the table below. You'll also notice another early birthday present in the photos, this time from my sister - a copy of Hi-Fructose Magazine signed  by Margaret D.H. Keane (thanks Val:)