A Therapist’s Cozy Connecticut Home Is Perfect for a Homebody

published Oct 20, 2023

A Therapist’s Cozy Connecticut Home Is Perfect for a Homebody

published Oct 20, 2023
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When Valerie Moore, a therapist, first visited this building in Rockville, Connecticut, it wasn’t to see this apartment. “Ironically, the first apartment I toured was the one directly on the other side of my kitchen,” she shares. 

However, Valerie had just started a new job as a clinician, and it was also the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, so she felt uncertain about employment security. So, she sadly had to pass up the apartment she toured. But something about the space stuck with her. 

In the summer of 2020, Valerie toured a one-bedroom unit in the same building and signed as soon as possible. “I went back to do another tour, and I knew that this was the place,” Valerie explains. “The area is quiet, and I love that it’s ranch-style, so I don’t have to worry about anyone above or under me.”

And since moving in three years ago, Valerie’s spent a lot of time cultivating a snug environment with splashes of color. 

“I am a therapist, and sometimes it can be hard separating work from home,” Valerie writes. “My overall goal with decorating my space was to make it my safe space after a long day. I am a homebody, and I LOVE being at home, so I try my best to make it as cozy as possible.”



  • Sherwin-Williams “Snowbound” with an eggshell finish 


  • Rug runner — Amazon
  • Floor mirror — HomeGoods (spray-painted black)
  • Bench — HomeGoods
  • Plant — HomeGoods
  • Manifest That Sh!t sign — Dear Heart Signs
  • Gold hooks — Target
  • Credenza — HomeGoods (DIY painted black & change the pulls )
  • MÅLERÅS picture ledge — IKEA
  • Candle holders — Homegoods 
  • Marshall Acton II Bluetooth Speaker — Best Buy
  • Gold mirrors (buy them when they’re 50% or 60% off) — Hobby Lobby (small and medium)
  • Aero SM Matcha Green diffuser — Seasons
  • Audio-Technica AT-LPW30TK — Amazon




  • Beautiful by Drew Barrymore 6-quart air fryer — Walmart
  • Beautiful by Drew Barrymore tea kettle — Walmart
  • White utensil holder — Homegoods 


Thanks, Valerie!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.