Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My new kick-ass job

Hey guys! A lot has changed in the past few months and I couldn't be happier about it. If you follow my Instagram account then you know that I started a new job in November. I now work with some of the top designers in the city at Obelisk Home. Obelisk Home is a design firm with a retail showroom. Officially, I have two main responsibilities.

First, I merchandise and stage the showroom floor. I love this part of my job because we always have new and beautiful things coming in and I get to decide where everything goes. Sometimes, this means I have to totally rearrange the floor! I basically get to spend all day decorating with beautiful high end products.

The second part of my job focuses on branding and marketing. I am in charge of the Obelisk Home design blog (see my posts here) and our social media outlets like Instagram and Facebook. This is awesome because it is something I really enjoy and love doing.

Another aspect of my job is that I sometimes get to help out with photo shoots, videos, and taking trips to decorate homes!

I feel completely at home in my new job and love being surrounded by such inspirational and talented people. It's a huge step up from working at Starbucks, that's for sure!

Anyways, I won't bore you with more details, just posting a little update about life.

Visit www.obeliskhome.com and follow us on Instagram @obelisk_home

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Living Room Tour

I've lived in my little downtown apartment for over a year now, and it's just now starting to feel like home. The process is slow when you're a broke college kid. As someone who is so driven by visual stimulation, a beautiful interior is very important to me, soooo I've pinched pennies on some things and splurged on others.

Besides having no real budget, another challenge is that my apartment is a walkup with narrow halls and sharp corners. This makes finding furniture that will fit up the stairs a huge challenge...an Ikea sofa wouldn't be my first choice, but since it comes in pieces, it fit up the stairs. I've also sacrificed my bed and settled for a full size mattress. The plus side to having to shop small is that it is usually much cheaper.

Because I've had to stay on the cheap side for my main pieces of furniture, I splurge on accessories. I think it's funny that some of the throw pillows on my sofa almost cost as much as the sofa does! I justify spending more on things like that because it makes the less expensive pieces look less cheap. Plus, these items can move with me wherever I go.

As you can see, my style is a curated blend of vintage, chic, and edgy pieces. I hate walking into someone's home and being able to tell where everything came from (I'm talking to you Restoration Hardware junkies). I also hate a boring space with expected things that every other space does. One of my favorite things about my living room is displaying my own male nude photography. Not many people have the balls (pun intended) to hang a dick on their wall. Maybe I'm just crazy, but it's certainly not an expected element.

All in all, it has been a long process. I am going to share the other rooms in my apartment soon as well. You can expect a look into my kitchen and bathroom next.

I hope you enjoyed your little tour of my living room, come by for an evening cocktail anytime!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Test Shots


Winter Rains

It seems that every time Alex and I hangout I end up shooting him. I don't think any one is complaining.

Design by Colby Kern .
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