At Home: Living Spaces

It’s nothing special, but our little 2-bedroom apartment has been our home for half a year now. One day { several } months ago I had the urge to try my hand at interior photography. The trick, I realized, is to use a tripod, a a narrow aperture (so everything is in focus) and a long shutter time. Of course, the floor-to-ceiling windows in every room of our high-rise apartment made it pretty darn easy to photograph. The result? Our home looks prettier in pictures than it does in real life. Not sure that [houston]’s okay with that, but I am. I like a home that is lived-in but tidy. Still working on the tidy part.

P.S. – Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister Michelle!!!


  1. says

    Pffft! Your apartment is way more put together than my house that I bought a year ago. I'm so bad at decorating, no matter how many magazines I buy and blogs that I look at.

    • says

      Thanks Gabby – and no problem! Also, remember to adjust the white balance on your camera (if you have a digital SLR there should be a white balance mode for "Custom" –mine is marked K for some reason) and take a picture of something white to calibrate it with!

  2. says

    Ok… now I have desk envy! What a great (and I would imagine, inspiring) workspace. My Mac is at the end of a dining room table – not ideal. Your apartment looks fresh and gorgeous – love it! xx

  3. Lynn Z. says

    Thanks for sharing! It's so refreshing and inviting to see where you crank out this awesome blog – and it gives us the opportunity to get to know you on a more personal level.

    If I didn't already know you and HB were med students, I would *totally* be able to tell by the clogs! Now if only they came in designer colors and patterns…


  4. says

    I like the way you styled your apartment, very clean and organized yet girly :) I am in the midst of redecorating my office and I am using lots of pinks and whites!

  5. says

    Your home is so pretty and classy!!! The kitchen is gorgeous and the floor to ceiling windows are such a nice feature. Thanks for the tips on how to photograph interior spaces. I still have yet to master my DSLR camera and it tends to blur out parts of my photos when I shoot in the automatic setting.

  6. says

    Hi Krisina–like your home. It's very neutral like mine. Mine is in creams and grays. (probably why I having so much trouble with the color blocking thing!).

    Just a couple of technical things you may not be aware of.

    When I came from Facebook, that popup thing that wants you to sign-up, was clear and I couldn't get it to shut off. So I just went to your main URL and it then it came in properly. Not sure why?

    Also, I think you should read this article:… Your posts are getting stacked like the article indicates (at least it did in my feed today. Just wanted you to know. The Chief Blonde

  7. says

    Ah! So adorable!! I'm envious of all your natural light!

    And that color organized bookshelf…a girl after my own heart!

    Happy Birthday Michelle!

  8. says

    What a beautiful home you have, K! I love to see little sneak peeks into my favorite bloggers' homes. It's so cool to see how someone's personal style is translated into their living space.

  9. says

    Okay, so I have to ask… the framed fashion sketches – did you draw those? They are quite stunning – I love pencil sketches with color accents.

    You know what's funny/ironic? I'm an interior designer, yet I've never taken the time to do anything special to my own house… hmmm…

  10. says

    Lovely! And I have that same Pier 1 metal wall hanging that I see in the mirror in the last shot! It's not on a wall in my house now, but I'm thinking of dragging it back out again now…


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