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Apartment Dreaming | Kitchen Inspiration

Most of you know that in a few short months I will be moving back down south to attend graduate school. This Baylor Bear is adding the Oklahoma State Cowboys to her list of mascots, and in the past few weeks I've added some gorgeous Anthro goodies to my kitchen collection. I currently live with four other gals who graciously provided everything for our house, so my dishes are either already at home (thanks Mom!) or neatly wrapped in bags in my bedroom. In the fall, I will move in to a shiny new 1-bedroom apartment! I fell in love with the space and location (even though it was only stud walls at the time...) my first visit to OSU. Lately I've been daydreaming about spiffying up the place once I get there, and here is where my mind has wandered.

If I am correct, the counters, cabinets, and appliances will be dark, unlike the rest of the apartment which will be mostly white (woohoo!). Two of my greatest concerns are (1) storage and (2) wall decor. We cannot nail anything into the wall, so everything has to have a temporary fix. Command strips and I are about to become best buds. I love the collage of white plates because I think it both brightens the space and will be easy to pop up on the walls.

The dishes at the top are the Sissinghurst collection from Anthropologie and I am absolutely in love with them! They were an early birthday present from Mom and Dad (well timed since I won't see them till July) and I've paired them with the Fleur de Lys collection for a mixed-and-matched set. The latte bowls are an Anthro staple and over the year I have gathered quite the collection. I hope to have them displayed somewhere in the space. 

As far as storage goes, I'm hoping the cabinets cover most of the bases, but I get the feeling they will serve double duty as my pantry also. I love the look of open shelving and (if there is enough space) I would be more than happy to display my favorite pieces on the steel shelving units pictured above. Now if a Kitchen Aid Mixer just happened to appear, I wouldn't complain ;)

I also picked up a few odds & ends at Goodwill this weekend (I found a merchandise card in my purse and an Anthropologie canister tucked away! What luck?!). I really need to put the purchasing on pause until I get home. Otherwise my tiny car is going to POP on the way back to Texas.

Is there anything you think this girl is missing? Or any advice to give this gal preparing for another cross country move? I'll take 'em all!

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  1. Apartment dreaming is the best. Any kind of dreaming is wonderful and exciting really. Take in advantage your anthropologie enployemt no doubt...as they have some really gorgeous kitchen and dining staples. xo danica

  2. Eeeek! I wish I worked at Anthro. Absolutely in love. I'm pretty sure we have the same taste in things because even our blogs have an eerily similar template haha.
    Love every single thing that you posted above! I can't wait for my husband and I to move into our new house so I can purge the old stuff and stock up with new, pretty things!

    Would love to get to know you more!!