As I mentioned in this post, we've been slowly working on updating our apartment to be a true reflection of our style. I was recently listening to the new Chris Loves Julia podcast, and Julia recommended when you're starting to redecorate your home, start small. Focus on small rooms that don't need major improvements. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and make the whole process seem less overwhelming. Perfect advice for someone like me. I tend to put a lot on my plate which leaves me feeling overwhelmed. This way, I can focus on small areas that need attention, taking things step by step to create the space I envision. The entryway is almost finished, I'm just waiting on one last piece, so I can already feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with finishing a room. I've decided to stick with the small spaces that I can finish quickly to keep up the momentum.
The next area up for a makeover is our front porch. We live in an flat here in San Francisco on the first level above the garage. There is another apartment above ours, so we have a large landing by our front door where the stairs continue up to our neighbor. It's a pretty large area with room for plants and possibly some seating. I don't want to go overboard, but I do want to add a little personality to the space so it's a warm welcome for us and our guests.
I've included a few pictures of the spaces that have inspired my design as well as what the space looks like now. Hopefully in the next month or so I'll be able to share the finished space!
What do you think of my inspiration? Any tips for places to shop with affordable outdoor decor pieces?
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