Making it “Homey”

My roommates and I have been living in our apartment since October 2013. We have slowly been decorating our place to make it our own and to give a big white room some design and personality. One of the first things we did was compile this collage wall.


I love this wall. I wanted this wall to be a statement. We all had similar yet different design styles and this was a great way for us toย kind of tie it all together. I love it.

But one of the main reasons we fell in love with this particular apartment is the view. We have a great view. From our living room we can see all of Salem and on clear days we can see Mt. Jefferson. It’s truly something special and I feel so blessed to have this God-given view as our backdrop. Honestly, for the first several months we never closed our blinds. We couldn’t look away and we didn’t want to. Sorry if it sounds like I’m bragging because that is not my intent. It just took some time to pick out the perfect curtainsย to frame our wonderful view in our five windows. I’m telling you, the view is distracting.

So without further ado (or distractions) here is our final result:



I love these curtains. We needed a pop of color in our room, yet it needed to coordinate with our collected eclectic furniture. And honestly, you can’t go wrong with blue.

What I love most about these curtains are the rods. Or should I say gas pipes.


In my previous apartment/studio I had no closet. I used these pipes to make a clothing rack. It was pretty awesome and very industrial. But when we moved to our current place they found a new purpose. I’m pretty happy with the end result.

What objects do you use in new/ different ways than they were originally intended for?

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