March 13, 2011
I am building the decor in my apartment little by little.
With the whole apartment, I want to create a very nature-inspired, garden-like feeling. A little of the outdoors indoors, if you will.
A trip to Crate and Barrel last weekend produced lush green place mats for a mere $6. I loved the rich green of them - it reminded me of freshly mowed grass in early June. The ivory linen napkins were found at World Market ($10 for 6!). I had a small chiffon table mat from April Cornell, which I used to place under a small glass of merry Gerber daisies (contrasting nicely with the green place mats). The table is a simple wooden one from Ikea, but I like it for it's country kitchen feeling.
I want this space to be functional, tasteful, and enjoyable as it is both an eating and working space.