Name: Alexandra & Andrew
Location: Capitol Hill —Seattle, Washington
My boyfriend, Andrew, and I were in a long-distance relationship for two years before we decided to make Seattle our home. This apartment isn't just my first without roommates (after moving from NYC and living with two), but this our first time living in the same zip code, let alone the same apartment. Five months ago, the day finally came when we would be able to make pancakes together on the weekends (instead of sharing photos via text or Face Time), get a dog to play with on the same day of moving in (bad idea?), and watch House Hunters and Fixer Upper 24/7 (truly, it's on all day for the dog).
Our 650 square foot apartment isn't just a space, but our first together-home. It's where we're learning patience, the ins and outs of each others hobbies and just having fun. It's our comfort after a long work day in a new city with infant friendships and minimal familiar faces, and where we head back to after a road-trip down the west coast.
Our home is located in the trendy, quirky neighborhood of Capitol Hill. We're right near one of the prettiest parks in town, Volunteer Park, where we spend many hours with Penny (our dog), friends, or wandering around the conservatory.
What I love most are the 1920 original characteristics that are still present in the apartment. The bathroom and kitchen tiles are original, the bedroom/bathroom light fixtures and toothbrush holder are original ... It really adds a sense of history and comfort. It's relaxing (when it's clean) and holds many Scandinavian mugs, materials, and style that I always lean towards. Neutral, minimal design that feels like a cozy cottage is my design sweet spot. For this being our first place together, as well as a space I can really call my own and decorate as I like, it's almost exactly what I imagined.
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