Our Newest Brooklyn Apartment

I cannot believe that the last time I wrote about our apartment was in August. To be fair, I don't blog very often, and we moved into the new apartment not long after I purchased Fit4Mom Brooklyn. Last fall was a bit of a whirlwind. Plus, I still feel like the new apartment is not 100% where I want it to be design-wise, so I've been kind of dragging my feet on sharing with you all. And my last excuse is, I think it's really important to live in a new space for a bit before you get too invested in layouts, design, furniture, etc. For example, I LOVE Adeline's room, but I have rearranged it twice already. And it probably has one or two more slight rearrangements in its future. 

 Move-In Day!

Move-In Day!

We moved into this newest place at the beginning of October, and it's taken the past few months to settle in, rearrange, and brainstorm to feel good about where things are at. The good news is that unlike the interior of our Austin house that I notoriously repainted on a monthly basis (in reality, I repainted the dining room twice and my office 4 times), I haven't repainted any walls in this apartment. I love the white paint we chose as the main color, I love our gray accent wall, and I totally love Adeline's accent wall that I painted. 

 All the colors I initially considered for this apartment.

All the colors I initially considered for this apartment.

 Adeline's Accent Wall - don't mind the window glare (it's not actually splotchy at all)

Adeline's Accent Wall - don't mind the window glare (it's not actually splotchy at all)

 Have replaced bedding since this photo, but SO happy with how that wall turned out. p.s. Is it dangerous to have papier mache deer antlers over your head at night?

Have replaced bedding since this photo, but SO happy with how that wall turned out. p.s. Is it dangerous to have papier mache deer antlers over your head at night?

Okay, so here goes. Here is my plan for sharing apartment updates. I'm going to post one room each week until I'm done. For a sense of what that means, there are five rooms in our apartment, not including the hallways. And I'll probably just post the bathroom and kitchen in one because we really haven't done much to either. This will also give me incentive to finish our bedroom, clean the entire apartment, and attempt to take some better photos. On that note, how do you take decent photos of hallways with no natural light that are naturally dark? I need tips. 

 Adeline vetoed this hallway gallery wall. She was right.

Adeline vetoed this hallway gallery wall. She was right.

I wanted to kick off this weekly series with some progress photos first, so you can see what you're getting yourself into by reading these. And if you want to go back and check where it all started and my original design ideas for the apartment, check out this late August post from last fall.  

 One of Adeline's early room arrangements

One of Adeline's early room arrangements

 Early living room styling (our boxes sat against that wall for weeks)

Early living room styling (our boxes sat against that wall for weeks)

Next week, check back in for the first room on this tour - our living-dining room + office combo. You get three for the price of one!