At Home with Kara Haupt

At Home with Kara Haupt        Kara Haupt At Home        At Home with Kara Haupt  We're so happy to welcome Kara Haupt to the blog today to share her lovely apartment with us!

"My best friend and I moved into this apartment together a bit ago and it was the perfect reprieve from our last place's boring location and terrible, yellow-beige walls. Though it's very small, the balcony and great floors make it all worth it. Plus, my favorite coffee shop is just downstairs. The best!

At Home with Kara Haupt     At Home with Kara Haupt      Kara Haupt At Home       Kara Haupt At Home    "Our place is super small and so the main room is an office, dining room, and living room.  My favorite spot is my desk, as I spend most of my time there. I write a lot of affirming, positive notes to myself next to my desk and it's all-around a good place to hang out. I can chat with my roommate or move over to the couch if I get antsy. This was the first apartment where I've had my own working space that wasn't the kitchen table or floor, so it's so nice to have a home to make some magic.

At Home with Kara Haupt       At Home with Kara Haupt Kara Haupt At HomeKara Haupt At Home   Kara Haupt At Home         At Home with Kara Haupt"I have quite of bit of my grandmother's work up on the walls. She was an artist and passed away a few years ago, so it's nice to have her presence out and about. I have one of her paintings, some polaroids, and posters I made for a school project where I photographed and archived her art supplies (by my desk). 

"The large bra drawing I did on the living room wall is always a conversation starter too. It's impossible to ignore!
 
At Home with Kara Haupt          At Home with Kara Haupt         Kara Haupt At Home Kara Haupt At Home  "We've been here for 10 months now. We left a lot of furniture at our old place, so we've slowly added pieces to the main room as time has gone on. We finally caved and got an IKEA couch, but were able to dress it up with inexpensive mid-century legs we found on Etsy. It's the first place we've had that actually feels put-together and homey. Which, in college, is a nice feeling!"
 
Thank you so much for sharing your space with us, Kara! You can see more of Kara over at her website and IG account
 
Credits // Author: Kara Haupt, Photography: Mei Ratz Photography
  • I have never been more in love with anything that I am with this filing cabinet. The words written on the front are just amazing. I will definitely be doing something like this when I get my first place alone.

  • What?! I can’t believe that’s your college apartment. It looks so legit…inspiration for what I want my place to look like once I graduate ;D

    http://itsjpei.wordpress.com/

  • So simple and still so beautiful. Amazing how minimal style can make miracles!

    tsiou, http://www.inwhirlofinspiration.com/

  • I love this! Hope this series is coming back to the blog 🙂 Love that she has her grandma’s art up. I have pieces from my late grandmother around my house as well, I love it.

    Also, LOVE the colorful update to the blog, Nice!

    Wendy
    http://www.splendidlysimple.com

  • Yay! I’ve missed the “At Home With” posts… They’re definitely my favorites.

  • It looks like such a cute and creative space. Thanks for sharing.

    Girl Against Oleka

  • Kara, I would definitely buy your bra drawing! You should definitely sell it. Through the ABM shop, maybe? Pretty please. 🙂

  • Bitches build empires! YES! I love the handwritten notes in front of her desk. What a great way to keep yourself motivated 🙂 I love small spaces!

  • Thank you for sharing. It looks wonderful and very creative, Kara!
    Please, please show more lovely small apartments like this, ABM. I sometimes find it quite tricky to make a small place my own without over-stuffing it.

  • I really like what you did with your filing cabinet. I have a standard boring gray metal one that’s a complete eyesore! This inspires me to spruce it up!

  • Hi

    I really like the bra-thing and your little-office-place.
    Wish I had it too!

    Greetz

  • It’s funny to see how your “super small” flat seems super huge to my parisian eyes 😉
    Lovely place! I love this feature on ABM.

  • That filing cabinet is amazing!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

  • love the file cabinet restyle….. wonder if i could pull that off in my conservative (read: boring) office..

  • I love looking at other peoples ideas and renovations. I hope to see more apartment tours in the future.

  • This space is so beautiful. I love when people really make the most of a smaller space. It looks like such a cosy home:)

  • Such a lovely use of space! Love all of the motivational quotes! Great fonts and lettering! 🙂

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • Beautiful place, I am in love with your kettle pot on the stove!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • Thank you ABM for bringing back the “At Home With” series!!!

    While I love seeing the homes and work spaces as well as DIY projects by ABM staff and contributors, I love this series because it gives us a peek into other artists/bloggers homes who have different types of homes, ideas and aesthetics. It is always inspiring!

    Thank you for sharing your home Kara.

  • Care to share sources on that cool black/white photo on the wall? And that orange rug? So bright and cheery!

  • YES!!! I have missed the “At Home With” posts so much! Please tell me we’ll be seeing more!

    ❤Sara

  • Cute place! Its nice to see some one on here who is living in an apartment with a roommate. At least from my California perspective, its much more relatable, then the places usually on here (girls about my age or younger in large homes they own with their husbands).

  • I spy a Design Sponge project! (http://www.designsponge.com/2012/12/diy-gift-series-mountain-pillow.html)

  • love this! my apartment is about the same size and it’s small but cozy! 🙂
    xx nikki
    www.dream-in-neon.com

  • Love this home! So comfortable and beautiful, yet so creative and inspiring!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Love from Italy!

    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.it/2015/02/vienna.html

    Bambi

  • Thank you so much for featuring someone who is making a home in a semi-transitional time in their lives! So many home tours are about someone’s “dream home” and everything is curated over time and usually pricey.
    But Kara as created a lovely home with her best friend/roommate with what they have now at this stage in their lives (and with pieces collected over time as well). As someone who is in that same situation, it’s inspiring and encouraging.
    So thanks for representing other age/economic groups your home features. And thanks to Kara for sharing your lovely home! (You ARE your own Queen, girl)

  • Aww, how cute and stylish! I love this little place! It’s amazing how these personal touches bring so much character to this apartment. I really love the art and the home accessories… That tea kettle is to-die-for! ABM girls, I really love the “At Home With” series! Please continue!

    Circus & Bloom
    ♥♥♥

  • Aww, how cute and stylish! I love this little place! It’s amazing how these personal touches bring so much character to this apartment. I really love the art and the home accessories… That tea kettle is to-die-for! ABM girls, I really love the “At Home With” series! Please continue!

    Circus & Bloom
    ♥♥♥

  • I love Kara’s style! It’s always inspiring seeing small spaces lit up and decorated in a way that makes them feel large and airy.

    maggie
    www.shopean.etsy.com

  • So lovely! I particularly love the mountain cushion and the bra drawing — what fun touches 🙂

  • Yesss I love the “At Home With” series! Glad to see it back. 🙂 Kara’s space is lovely–I love the color scheme.

  • What a cozy little spot! Looks perfect for college. I love that little snow-capped mountain pillow on the couch!

    www.boxesandjars.com

  • Love, love, love your home! Especially the bra/Bikini and the mountain pillow and…. pretty much everything 🙂
    xo hope

  • Love love it…. I love how the couch faces the windows and the balcony.. no tv.. that’s so nice to see! I’m not a big tv fan.. altho I love Downton Abbey!

  • These At Home With features are my favorite. I love that yellow kitchen table. I’m 31 and we have a craigslist torn up couch; thinking it’s time to upgrade to an Ikea couch with etsy legs as well. Great apartment!

  • Wow there is so much cute and personal details in her apartment, i love it! especially the little deco pillow on the couch, aww!!
    too cute!

  • Love how much this apartment reminds me of mine on college! 😀

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

  • I love how it’s so minimal with a lot of little detail – very pretty! love the illustration too.

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

  • I loved this post! As someone who also rents a fairly small apartment, it’s really inspiring to see different ways to make these spaces special and unique. I’d love to tear down some walls and get into the nitty gritty of remodeling, but unfortunately it just isn’t an option at this point.

    I love Kara’s place!

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

  • Love your style.. I have to redesign my apartment too with some small colorful ideas..

  • YES, I totally want to be like Kara when I grow up. This babe is going places! Awesome feature, ABM 🙂

  • I spy an ABM project 😉

    I love your space Kara. It’s amazing how a small space can feel so airy and happy. The bright light coming in is a dream!

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