At Home with Arielle Vey in Oceanside, California

At Home with Arielle VeyMirrors/Ikea, Cart/Vintage, Cocktail Shaker/Urban Outfitters.

Today, our friend Arielle Vey is sharing her lovely apartment with us! We met Arielle through Instagram a couple years ago, and it didn't take us long to figure out how amazing her photography skills were. Oh, did we mention that she recently developed a new filter pack for our app A Color Story? It's SO good. 

At Home with Arielle Vey        Lamp/Ikea, Whale Art/Jen Lobo, Geometric Painting/DIY, Wall planters and Mirror/Umbra, Round Shelf and Copper Side Table/Living Spaces, Rug/Rugs USA, White Chair/Overstock, Coffee Table/Target.

At Home with Arielle Vey          "In 2010, my boyfriend Bennett and I moved into a charming 1940s beach apartment in Oceanside, CA. After two years, I got an unexpected phone call saying that we had to be out in 30 days so the owners could renovate our building into vacation rentals. Completely shocked, about two minutes later, they offered us a vacant one bedroom directly across the street but needed an answer immediately. I told them we would take it, sight unseen. I knew this was a gamble at the time, but we loved our street and neighborhood so much. When we saw the new place, we completely fell in love with its open floor plan, ocean view, and bright natural light. Our apartment is 800 square feet and was built in 1970. We’re across the street from the beach and can see the water from the living room and bedroom windows. To find a place like this now and in this area is rare, so we feel extremely lucky to be in this spot. 

At Home with Arielle Vey                       Maracas/Vintage, Basket Tray/Local + Lejos.

At Home with Arielle Vey                    Console/Target.

"The thing I love most about this apartment is the living room. The window takes up almost the entire wall where most of our plants are nestled. My favorite spot is the chaise section of the couch, which is right next to the window. This is where I take my laptop in the morning and start my day. It’s also a big enough space to have my office with an area for my desk off to the side, which is quiet and bright. 

At Home with Arielle Vey       Chair and Desk/IKEA (bases painted gold).

At Home with Arielle Vey                        Art and Camera/Vintage, Prism/Umbra, Wall Hanging/DIY.

At Home with Arielle Vey
Painting/Living Spaces, Table/Vintage, Chairs/Lex Mod, Coral Vase/CB2, Bowl/Local + Lejos.

At Home with Arielle Vey           At Home with Arielle Vey             "Something I don’t think I’ll ever be able to let go of is my octagonal table that I found on Craigslist and refinished. It’s so unique and the perfect size for our little dining nook next to the kitchen. The blue chairs that accompany the table are from Lex Mod and will forever have my heart.

At Home with Arielle Vey  Art/Framebridge (photo by Arielle), Sconces/Urban Outfitters, Nightstands and Bed/Living Spaces, Faux Fur Pillow/Target, Velvet Pillows/Ikea.

At Home with Arielle Vey   "The bedroom is our only tech-free zone, and ever since I moved my office to living area, it’s been the most tranquil room I’ve ever had.

At Home with Arielle Vey    Mirror/Urban Outfitters, Ladder/Umbra, Vase/Ikea, Dresser/Vintage, Lamp/Living Spaces.

At Home with Arielle Vey     "My favorite piece in the apartment has to be my dresser which I found at a flea market. I love the two-toned mid century look, and since most of the bedroom is white, I love how it pops. A fun newer piece is my brass metal lamp from Living Spaces on top of the dresser, which gives off a mellow glow at night.

At Home with Arielle Vey                          "We’ve been here for three years and together, we’ve never loved a place more. There are so many happy memories in this space that have evolved significantly over time. I’ve always kept it colorful but have slowly added neutral statement pieces over the years. I also feel like I’ve grown as an individual while living here, and I’m truly having the time of my life. Being able to live here makes it that much sweeter."

An apartment that overlooks the ocean?? #Goals. 🙂

You can find Arielle's blog here, and be sure to follow her on YouTube and Instagram too! xoxo.

Credits// Author and Photography: Arielle Vey.