New Apartment Decorating

Balloon Observation #1 & #2 | © Julia Stotz and Brian Guido |

So I don’t know if I mentioned but I’ll be moving into my new apartment sometime around the second week of April. Exciting right?! I signed my lease on Valentines Day (showin’ myself a little love) and I am beyond excited. I have a small den for my sewing stuff, lots of sunlight, and a pretty good sized back porch for hanging out and work parties, my favorite kind of parties! God I'm lame, oh well, can't change the facts. It’s a great neighborhood with a delicious chai right around the corner and tons of taco places, plus it’s smack dab in the middle of a circle of the apartments of some of my favorite people in Chicago! I really lucked out on this one thanks to this lady who gave me the heads up, she kind of rules.

That said, I basically own nothing besides two dressers and my sewing stuff so I’ve been stocking up on necessities and a few things to decorate my apartment. My friends Julia and Brian (you may know them from my finished project photos, hound photo shoots, or as the owners of the gorgeous studio I Instagram weekly) are having a print sale right now and I’m trying to decide which of these prints I should get to spruce up my new place. I really want to decorate it with things I love made by awesome people and those two fit the bill. These are the 3 I’m deciding between, what do you think?

Lone Horse near Big Bend, TX | © Julia Stotz and Brian Guido |

Pears In Morning Light | © Julia Stotz and Brian Guido |

Mount Shasta | © Julia Stotz and Brian Guido |

This photo of Mount Shasta would look pretty dreamy hanging over my bed with my Hills + Hollers quilt. I think I’m leaning towards this print. I love it so much I even used it in a post a while back when Julia first added it to her site. It reminds me of my favorite literary quote...

"Whoever has made a voyage up the Hudson must remember the Kaatskill mountains. They are a dismembered branch of the great Appalachian family, and are seen away to the west of the river, swelling up to a noble height, and lording it over the surrounding country. Every change of season, every change of weather, indeed, every hour of the day, produces some change in the magical hues and shapes of these mountains, and they are regarded by all the good wives, far and near, as perfect barometers. When the weather is fair and settled, they are clothed in blue and purple, and print their bold outlines on the clear evening sky, but, sometimes, when the rest of the landscape is cloudless, they will gather a hood of gray vapors about their summits, which, in the last rays of the setting sun, will glow and light up like a crown of glory." - Rip van Winkle - Washington Irving

There are really too many good prints and they're only $20 a pop, maybe I need more than one. Also get ready for more apartment decorating posts in the future, dun dun dunnnnnn.