first home

I feel really good about our first home. It’s cozy, it’s bright, it’s comfortable, and it’s unique.

We have been blessed by so many generous friends + family who showered us with goodies to get this little place set up. God provided the means to live in and decorate this apartment, and I am so grateful. We hope to have lots and lots of company over during our time in St. Louis.

Crate & Barrel couch, Urban Outfitters coffee table, thrifted and reupholstered ottoman
Craigslist TV and stand, IKEA armchair, thrifted side table
fabric art, Sophie Blackall print, picture of me + Mom, Urban Outfitters letter
thrifted chairs, CB2 pillow, library card, paper strip, and rowhouse art
Target $1 bin frames, Craiglist repainted table, Target kitchen cart, twine frame reused from wedding reception
Target lamp
Crate & Barrel rug, West Elm dishtowels
plates from all over
Crate & Barrel canisters, thrifted fruit basket, clipboards from Mom
Urban Outfitters shower curtain, Bed, Bath & Beyond rug
painting by mother-in-law, Crate & Barrel bed, West Elm pillowcases, Urban Outfitters throw pillow, upcycled IKEA duvet cover, IKEA nightstands, Target lamps
IKEA dresser, Anthropologie knobs, IKEA lamp, thrifted coffee filter garland, thrifted hanger
thrifted desk and chair, childhood lamp, and the husband
my inspiration board, Paper Source calendar
thrifted and repainted chair, Urban Outfitters desk, thrifted lamp
craspedia from wedding reception, Crate & Barrel platter, dip-dyed candle from reception, Crate & Barrel vase, tree branch from the weeping willow we got engaged under
yarn, fun cameras
always flowers on our table
Crate & Barrel garland
Pottery Barn Teen cable system from long ago with my film photos
me and Target mirror
  • Love how cheerful it looks Natalie! You did an awesome job of decorating =)

  • Angela Dieckman


    It’s so wonderful to see your bright and creative apartment and hear you feel so at home in it! Enjoy the memories you make there 🙂

  • Kendra G.

    “I feel really good about our first home. It’s cozy, it’s bright, it’s comfortable, and it’s unique.” You forgot to add that it’s SOOO CUTE!!! Awesome job decorating!!

  • You have great taste. Love your attention to detail AND love those turquoise chairs!

  • Kayla

    David and I looked at these together and he said, “this place just screams natalie”. It definitely does, and i love how everything has come together! Maybe we can make a trip there this summer and help fulfill your desire to have lots of visitors 🙂

  • The mix and match of stores + the cohesive overall look = so perfect! Love the teal/turquoise/aquamarine, too. Other faves: the mid-century mod style on your counter, your shower curtain, and the tall target lamp. Oh, and we use the same dish soap. 🙂

    What is the name of the paint on your table? We have an thrifted table I’ve been thinking about painting if we have room for it in our new place! Did you sand first?

    • natalie

      we didn’t sand first, though I realize we should have. I think we also should have put a sealer on, too, because it’s already chipping… so, I guess we’re going to shabby chic these days? anyways, it’s Mirage Lake by Behr!

  • So cute Natalie!:) I love it!

  • It looks great 🙂

  • We always envy you guys and how epic you are with this sort of stuff. We’re moving soon, so maybe we’ll have a cool place like yours (or maybe not =)). Thanks for sharing!

  • natalie

    thanks, friends, for all the sweet comments! it’s been way fun to combine our mismatched things into such a colorful, quirky space for us to live!

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