My Apartment in the Washington Post Express

Washington Post Express

You might have seen this Instagram about a week and a half ago… my roommate, apartment, and I were featured in the Washington Post Express! It’s the Washington Post edition that’s handed out commuters at all the metro stations, and it’s actually quite popular. The story was about how to make the best of a weirdly laid out apartment… fun fact, we actually divided our one bedroom apartment into a two bedroom by getting a contractor to put up a real wall to split the massive living room in half. You can read the entire article on pages 17 and 19. We’ve been sticking by the “let your decor evolve and don’t try to rush everything as soon as you move in” rule, so things are constantly changing in our small, cozy space.

While the whole apartment (including a lot of the prettier spots) wasn’t photographed, I wanted to share some items that made it – or kind of made it – into the shots, plus what I’m wearing in the photos since it’s easily one of my go-to outfits. Many items pictured are old so are sold out, but I’ve linked to some similar finds below. Note the line about the blanket from India below… it’s one of my favorite pieces and I’m so glad similar versions are available domestically. Hope you enjoy!

Washington Post Express Feature

ONE: Lilly Pulitzer Dress // TWO: Loren Hope Cuff // THREE: B.P. Flats // FOUR: West Elm Throw (not available, but love this blue one) // FIVE: Scratch Map // SIX: from India (I’m obsessed with this blanket, and the only place I’ve seen them sold in the U.S. is through Kalyana Textiles. This print reminds me of the one I have back home… seriously, they are the.best. Perfect for the foot of your bed, extra cold nights, for guests, etc.) // SEVEN: Ikea Pillow // EIGHT: Threshold Ottomans

PS: Our rug was purchased from an unknown store in Montreal, but if you’re looking for a blue and white living room rug, I’m partial to this one!

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  1. Congrats!!! That is so fun and exciting. Looks like you’ve done a great job making use of the space – it’s beautiful!

    Posted 12.2.14 Reply
    • Monica wrote:

      Thanks, Annie!! You’re so sweet. It was certainly exciting :)

      Posted 12.3.14 Reply