If you would have told me 6 months ago that I would have an apartment in LA, I’m not sure I would have believed you. Ever since I started entertaining the idea of leaving Minneapolis, I knew that I would end up settling in NYC. My original plan was to spend the winter in California and then continue on to New York, however the universe it seems had a different plan in mind.

So one rash decision, and a large deposit later I had my self my very first solo apartment. I decided to stay in LA for the year for a few reasons. I felt like the potential career opportunities and connections that took shape in my first few months were worth sticking around for, as well as the community of friends I had surrounded myself with. But the main reason I decided to give LA a try was for the opportunity to heal and come out the other end stronger, more full. LA gives you space to focus on that, and I know that when I do end up back in NYC I want to be able to hit the ground running.

All that to say, I am so excited to show you all a peek inside my LA home. To be super transparent with you, I’m pretty proud of the way this space turned out. Its the first time that I put together a home for myself, and to me, it feels like a much-needed sanctuary.

When I started putting this apartment together, I wanted to be very intentional about what I brought into this space. I wanted to surround myself with positivity and well, love. Everything in this space has a meaning and a purpose, and it is all 100% me. The mementos and baskets have been gathered from my travels around the world. The art is a combination of pieces from my mother, travels, and drawings that I did in college. The closet houses prized fashion staples, a visual representation of years of getting to know myself and my personal style.

I originally shot these images for a feature on my friend Kates blog, Wit & Delight (check out the original post here!). A little piece of my heart from me to you. I hope in some way these images leave you inspired.


My First Grown Up Apartment


Couches are from Bludot + Article / Coffee table, chair and side table are all vintage


Desk and chairs are vintage / rug via Frances Loom / Table via CB2 / Light via Workstead


Chairs are vintage / Table is from Amazon / Rug is by Cold Picnic / Light via CB2


Shower curtain via Society6 / Bathmat via CB2 / Handtowel via the Ludlow in NYC


LA Living: An Ode to My First Grown Up ApartmentLA Living: An Ode to My First Grown Up Apartment

Credenza, mirror and bench are vintage / side table by Menu / Bedding via Parachute and the Citizenry / Rug via the Citizenry / Daybed via Article