Anatomy of An Apartment

The Anatomy of An Apartment: A Peek Inside Our New Home

Anatomy of An ApartmentYou know what I plan on doing today? I’m going to sit on my couch and watch Netflix. Afterwards, I may take a nap. Why so lazy? Because yesterday, Sebastian and I officially moved into our new apartment in San Francisco. It was a crazy, hectic, wild and, truthfully, stressful day. But — we made it! And we have a gorgeous new home to show for it. The craziest part? The entire moving process lasted only 3 hours. 3 hours. The expedited timeframe was courtesy of our amazing and super-heroic team of friends and helpers who made the entire show as breezy as it possibly could have been.

Anatomy of An ApartmentAnatomy of an ApartmentAnatomy of an ApartmentWe woke up at 6:30 and got some coffee and doughnuts for everyone, and the whole cast arrived at around 9:15. It was hilarious – as soon as we opened the door, our  apartment went from silent and empty to positively bustling in about a millisecond. The rug came first, then the couches/bedside tables were assembled, and before we could even blink, we had half of an apartment and a room full of fast-moving and meticulously efficient people. Sound nuts? It was!Anatomy of an ApartmentAnatomy of an ApartmentIn what seems like a retrospective miracle, everything was in and put together (nicely!) by 12:15. Our pans and cookware was shelved, our bed assembled, and paintings were hung. Our lease technically started in June, but I felt yesterday for the first time that this space had become oursOur apartment feels like us – it’s cozy and fairly serene, and I particularly love that it feels uncluttered. In all honesty, there’s really no way that we could possibly be luckier. Most of our furniture is, interestingly enough, from West Elm, which was awesome because they offer fantastic in-home setup for just about anyone.Anatomy of an ApartmentAnatomy of an ApartmentAnatomy of An ApartmentAnatomy of an ApartmentAnatomy of an ApartmentOur apartment is definitely a work in progress – over the next couple of months/years, I’d love to start buying some more art and collecting mementos of our life in development. But, for now, I’ll be cuddling up on my couch and enjoying the view :)

Special thanks to Pam, Therese, Robert, Brian, Anne, Matt & co. for being such rockstars! You guys are the best. We couldn’t have done it without you!

  • Danielle

    Congrats on the new space! We move in the next month and I am not looking forward to it. Your space is beautiful and you have a great sense of style. Right up my alley! Hope you guys get settled in quickly and enjoy making your house a home :)

    • Amanda

      Thanks so much! And congrats to you as well. I can’t wait to see what your new home looks like!!

  • Steph

    Love love love this!

    • Amanda

      Thank you so much, Steph! That means a lot :)

  • Sherry Sideris

    Great blog!

    • Amanda

      Thanks so much, Sherry!

  • Winny

    Such a beautiful house! Congratulations!

    • Amanda

      thank you so much, winny!

  • Yelena

    Great place! How did you get inspired? I like places that look decorated, but not cluttered. I think you managed to do just that.

    • Amanda

      thanks a ton, Yelena! I mostly turned to Pinterest for the inspiration due to the wealth of gorgeous home photos over there. It helped A LOT, and I think we’re pretty pleased with the results! :)

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  • Stephanie

    We can’t wait to visit you!

    • Amanda

      Neither can I!! Did you see the glassy baby on the dining table?! I LOVE it and light it every night. I’ve written you a thank-you note that will be in the mail on Monday :)

  • Kate

    You’re killing it with that dining set.

    • Amanda

      thanks, lady. we got placemats yesterday. gamechanger.

  • Sarah

    Wow, girl, what a beautiful space! I’m a tad bit jealous, as I sit here in my parent’s home slowly going crazy. You are a lucky lady & seriously, best decorated in the fastest amount of time record goes to you. :)

    • Amanda

      thank you so much, love! that really means a lot. I’ve been living in a shoebox for four years, and so this exceptionally fortuitous upgrade feels like I’m now living in a castle. we are SO, so lucky, for real. xox