I've heard the term organized chaos used before to describe a sense of style, although I never imagined that it would be the perfect word combo to describe my apartment. What I love is my sense of change and how I'm not afraid to move my furniture, completely flip my living room, or give my objects a whole new purpose. 
I love museums so much (I work events at one!) I even call my office/S's art studio our "studio" and our living room is even a "gallery" for our beloved treasures. My favorite wall in my apartment is my purple basil painted wall, with an old Ouija board from my grandmother's house, our first collection of insects, postcards from Italy (a play on a song title from our favorite band, Beirut), and of course, a bouquet of dried lavender in a gorgeous white Lenox vase.
The wall above our bed (an "exhibit" maybe) is another favorite; the paint on the wall is a custom mixed paint that we paid a fraction of the price for because we found it on the oops shelf. I learned about the oops shelf, where custom and returned paint gallons go, from my dad who took me there to shop for paint for our faux-Pollock painting that hangs proudly in my living room. A few of my favorite things on this wall include my lantern fly, a rat skull, oil paintings done by S's older brother, and thrift store treasures. 


You can see why I adore the stylist, Sibella Court. My sense of displaying the treasures that I love and collect over time is seen throughout our apartment. To me, our apartment is a giant and interactive exhibit full of wonders from past travels, adventures, and our favorite stories. 

Salut, Yelle
Photos via my Instagram
I've heard the term organized chaos used before to describe a sense of style, although I never imagined that it would be the perfect word combo to describe my apartment. What I love is my sense of change and how I'm not afraid to move my furniture, completely flip my living room, or give my objects a whole new purpose. 
I love museums so much (I work events at one!) I even call my office/S's art studio our "studio" and our living room is even a "gallery" for our beloved treasures. My favorite wall in my apartment is my purple basil painted wall, with an old Ouija board from my grandmother's house, our first collection of insects, postcards from Italy (a play on a song title from our favorite band, Beirut), and of course, a bouquet of dried lavender in a gorgeous white Lenox vase.
The wall above our bed (an "exhibit" maybe) is another favorite; the paint on the wall is a custom mixed paint that we paid a fraction of the price for because we found it on the oops shelf. I learned about the oops shelf, where custom and returned paint gallons go, from my dad who took me there to shop for paint for our faux-Pollock painting that hangs proudly in my living room. A few of my favorite things on this wall include my lantern fly, a rat skull, oil paintings done by S's older brother, and thrift store treasures. 


You can see why I adore the stylist, Sibella Court. My sense of displaying the treasures that I love and collect over time is seen throughout our apartment. To me, our apartment is a giant and interactive exhibit full of wonders from past travels, adventures, and our favorite stories. 

Salut, Yelle
Photos via my Instagram

27 comments

  1. Yelle, your paint color is gorgeous, your treasures are a pleasure to look at. I'm pinning that second pic, it could easily belong in an Anthropologie catalog :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy that you liked it enough to pin it! I would melt if my place was ever associated with the gorgeous displays and catalogs of Anthropologie!

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  2. I like you're style. You need to come over and decorate my apt. ;)

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    1. Thank you! I would love to! Styling is a favorite hobby of mine, but I rarely get to do it!

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  3. I love that first photo. You have some really cools items in your home. I love the bugs/butterflies.

    Oh,I have nominated you for The Liebster Blog Award.It is an award that is given by the blogging community to new up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.

    check out lovenlavish.blogspot.com to find out more and get your questions.

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    1. Thank you thank you! I was totally hoping to nominate you! But you beat me to it :)

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  4. Very eclectic and fun! I also LOVE the oops shelf.

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    1. Thanks! I need to utilize the oops shelf more these days!

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  5. I love that purple in the middle picture! And that Ouija is so unique. LOVE. :)

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    1. Me too! It's one of my favorite spaces - thanks!

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  6. you are braver than i to hang a ouija board! looks lovely and perfect though with all your treasures. i am a huge sucker for gallery walls! i have about 10 posts in waiting about them. xo

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  7. I love the decor!
    I have a similar aesthetic, but as I live in company run housing, I'm unable to hang anything new up! You can bet I've replaced their "art" with my own pieces, though!
    I love Beirut as well. I've always dreamed of taking a music themed trip to Europe. Postcards from Italy, Mount Wroclai, Architecture in Helsinki, Stockholm Syndrome... oh, the places my music could take me!
    --Erin

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    1. Thanks! It's a shame you can't hang anything new! And as for a music theme trip, that sounds so perfect! When you go, bring me with you!

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  8. Your decor style is so pretty! "organized chaos" definitely describes my style as well... more chaos than organization, though :P xx

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    1. Thank you! There are definitely small corners of my home that are more chaos than organized too!

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  9. Hello Yelle! Found your blog through the Monday Blues blog hop and it is so chic! I love dried lavender too, I always keep sachets of it in my closet. Following you now, feel free to stop by my blog and say hello!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 
    deborah lippmann/fresh giveaway

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  10. Thats a very nice and cozy place. Love the decors.

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  11. Such character and thoughtful pieces. Love it!

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  12. I love that you embrace what you love and use it! Your style is delightful!

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  13. It's so cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  14. I'm currently building up my own thrifted collection of paintings for my wall :) yours is gorgeous! following you :)

    http://rrecommends.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  15. so lovely! the top photo is my favorite. :)

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  16. WOW, this is great - you have fantastic style. I too am loving the Ouija board on the wall. Not something I've seen before and it looks amazing!

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