During our trip to California in May, we visited my cousin's apartment in San Diego. It was mother's day, and we walked in and she had Mimosa's, berries and pound cake for us to snack on. How cool is she? Her space was so adorable. Within 2 minutes I asked her if I could show it on my blog, haha. I never do that... (except for the time 2 days later when I was at my aunt's house in LA and asked her the same thing!) I was so stoked she said yes!
As you can tell, Ivy loved her home too. The building was built in the 1920's or something and was just outside downtown San Diego. Look at this awesome view.
Her color scheme was basically neutrals, greens and wood, with a little black thrown in there. Simply perfect.
Her boyfriend is into records and music, so they decided on having a vintage speaker system to fit the feel of their place.
We are a product of the 80's! Old Nintendo!
Her gallery wall was so simple and clean and perfect.
She works from home, and I absolutely loved her office space:
All the built-ins flow so nicely!
This green chair was from Craigslist. I love the color. My cousin doesn't love the white pillow (IKEA), but I think it brings a perfect amount of softness to the corner. How's the wood stump on the right?!
In her bathroom she had photos of my great-grandmother Irma that my mom and I had never seen. Wasn't she gorgeous?! I loved how my cousin mixed the vintage style with clean lines and simplicity and personal touches!
My aunt also gave my cousin a vintage train case, and she used it in her bathroom.
This was outside the apartment at one end of the hallway:
This patio "garden" was at the other end of the hallway:
And last, but not least, look at the old elevator! Complete with the gate you close on your own! So fun!
And that's my cousin's apartment. I love it.
After our visit we went to lunch for Mother's Day. Here's Ivy and my cousin:
Four generations of women:
What a great day!