By the way, if you were counting, that's seven moves. SEVEN. Since December 2015.
When my position went fully remote and I knew the move to Nashville was my new reality, I decided I needed to find a place I could see myself for a few years. I toured several different apartments on my second trip down over the summer, and landed in a beautiful building on the city's West Side. It's a short Uber downtown, a 4-mile run to the pedestrian bridge, has a great gym, and is in close proximity to several neat cafes, breweries, and shopping centers. The location is great. And despite the faulty fire alarms and a few burst pipes (other apartment complexes had it worse), I can't complain. Until I save up for a condo or house, this is home.
That said, I've had a lot of fun putting this apartment together. I had to do some creative rearranging with my sectional couch (the Nashville apartment is much smaller than my previous one), and sold off my dining room table and chairs along with that vibrant green armchair before moving here. But aside from a few wall decorations I have yet to purchase, I think it's pretty much finished. It's home. I'm home.
Through the kitchen is the living room, which serves as a dining room, hangout space, and office. This room gets an incredible amount of natural light, which I absolutely love (these photos were all taken at sunrise). I tried to keep with the theme of industrial accents/neutral tones, only bringing in color with plants, books, and a few prints from IKEA. Nearly all of my furniture is from Wayfair (couch, bar stools, desk, TV table, bookshelf), with the only exception being my desk chair (which believe it or not was a Walmart find). Couch pillows and a throw blanket from Kohl's, an ottoman tray found at TJ Maxx, and my little black mandolin all pull this space together atop a cozy Scandy rug from Target.