I spent this past weekend/week in Boston with one of my favorite people in world Katie, and her boyfriend Jake. She has always had AMAZING interior style but she has really outdone herself in her current apartment. A lot of her finds are from antique stores around the country, which is a skill in and of its own. Their home is a perfectly gender neutral, not too girly and not too masculine so they both love it equally.
Here are a few tips from Katie about decorating your home when moving in with your boyfriend.
1. Take your time– Especially when it comes to the big decisions. Moving in with your significant other is a huge life step. When I say our apartment was practically empty for two months after we moved in (other than a bed and a couch) I’m being dead serious! It was important to me that my boyfriend Jake and I enjoyed the process together and found items that we’d both like for a long time. Lucky for me, he loves design and kept me great company while planning and shopping. Aside from the financial investment in big furniture pieces, I wanted to be sure we were achieving an aesthetic that made us both feel at home. In retrospect, I wouldn’t have traded a mostly empty apartment for the world and I’m incredibly glad we chose to take it slow.