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.
"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.
Maracas/Vintage, Basket Tray/Local + Lejos.
"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.
Chair and Desk/IKEA (bases painted gold).
"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.
"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.
"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. 🙂
Credits// Author and Photography: Arielle Vey.