We've been married two years and are still living in our first place, a little apartment in the city. Some of our favorite restaurants are within walking distance, as is an amazing second hand bookstore, and the rest of life's essentials.
I lived in this apartment before we got married (it was my first place on my own!), and after we eloped Corey moved in. Me, being the maximalist, had a very full closet and no extra drawer space. This was fine on my own, but when we married I had to try and make some room. We ended up buying a clothing rack. He fit his entire life and all his belongings in the back seat of a Mini Cooper when we got married and he moved in. I was even able to sit in the front seat! If I were to have fit my life in a vehicle it probably would have required the largest Uhaul available...including the passenger seat. Mixing our styles in the apartment was fun. We have similar tastes in that we love midcentury inspired design, but also have some different preferences. He likes very sparce interiors, I don't. Looking through these photos you can probably see who got their way!
Late this summer we decided to document this time in our lives and had a photo session in our home with Amanda Faith Photography based in St. Paul, Minnesota. We had a blast. She did an amazing job capturing us and our home!
Yep, I won out in the sparce vs full (what I call happy design!) category, but he says our space evokes happiness- and I agree. I am proud to say I did read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and although I did not follow it step by step, I am learning to get rid of things I no longer love, use, or need. I'm enjoying it too!
We are so happy to have some photographs so that we can remember what life is like in this stage. Apartment living has a unique set of challenges. I've become a master of command strips (This is my favorite type for hanging photos!) and learned that window unit air conditioners are really ugly, but are very useful on a hot summer's day. And living in the basement? Not as bad as it could be. I love our cozy little one bedroom, and though we have hopes to purchase a house next summer, I'll always love this place.