Really, it’s all about the towels.

Really, it’s all about the towels.

When dealing with a tiny bathroom (as seems to be all that exist in the L.A. area), there are two very important things to keep in mind. Numero uno: cuteness! (This goes for everything always.) Numero dos (and probably what is actually number one in real life): functionality!  I’m not going to lie, mashing these two priorities together can be extremely tricky sometimes. Lucky for you, I live for just such the conundrum, and I am here to show you how I’ve pulled them both together in my teeny-tiny little bathroom! So, if you notice in the pictures, there isn’t so much as one drawer built in to the space. There is, thank goodness, at least an under the sink cabinet (although it also houses all of the pipes which annoyingly take up space), and also a mirror cabinet. Other than that, the bathroom has zip, zero, zilch for storage space. You wanna know what? This girl has some stuff! Curlers and lotions and makeup and blah blah blah. I’m assuming that, unless you are some kind of a freak, you also have some stuff! What do we do with this stuff when there is basically nowhere to hide it?  This is precisely where cuteness and functionality must collide.  The trick to pulling off a room where mostly everything is accessible while still looking good is finding eye appealing storage. And if you are me, which you aren’t so take this for what it is worth, the storage must also be quirky and different. Yes, I could have bought a pre made bathroom storage cabinet of some sort and...
Prints & Things.

Prints & Things.

As I mentioned in Welcoming and Bidding Adieu, it’s important to have the things you love around you.  I love finding new ways to incorporate the things I love, and that inspire me, into my home decor.  I thought I would show you guys a small section of my living room and how I have made it a sort of collage of found items.  My work area is also stationed on this wall, and I will definitely be doing a post about that space, but for now here is a little glimpse of what I see every day!   The important part about building areas like this is to not try to do it all at once, otherwise it can end up looking forced.  Just start collecting things!  I have had some of these things for years and some for only a month or so.  It’s also fun because I can move things around and switch them out if I am getting tired of seeing the same things.  Do you have a collage of loved items on your wall?  Have you found any interesting ways of displaying your inspiration?  Prints: I Love the Shit Out of You & I Want Candy by Idieh Design // Red & Black Postcards: Jordan Sondler // Print Hangers: Target // Skull & Florio S.O.M Print: gifts // Bird Posters: Ikea // White Frames: Ikea // Throws: Ikea // Pot & O Light: Home Goods // Mirror, Chair, & Tambourine: Vintage ...
Too many shoes.

Too many shoes.

Too many shoes?  No, that isn’t a thing, BUT trying to store shoes when there are a lot of them can be really difficult.  Never fear my friends! I have the solution!  I guess I mean that I have a solution for MY shoe problem, and HOPEFULLY it can also be the solution to YOUR shoe problem. I have tried every rack out there, I swear to you, and none of the racks that are made for shoes have worked for me.  Either the shelves are too short for boots or it is a wire rack and the heels just slip right through, or it’s just plain bulky and ugly.  I was also having the problem of shoes getting ruined because they were basically throw into a pile.  Some of my favorite shoes have been ruined because they became misshapen by another pair sitting right on top of them. I looked everywhere and it seemed that every option for shoe boxes was REALLY expensive.  Seriously, I’m not kidding, SO EXPENSIVE.  I love the idea of having little plastic see through tubs for every single pair of shoe I own, but I also like the idea of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so food came first.  Then I came across these lovely boxes at IKEA.  Oh, IKEA!  You crazy stupid place.  Fairly easy to put together, very cheap (around $3.00 to $5.00 for two!), and I think if you write on them nicely, they can be left out of the closet.  I stack mine against one wall, out of the way and easy to get to.  I put a link to them...