Contemporary Shabby Chic


At the beginning of autumn, my boyfriend will be renting his first apartment off campus at our uni! The whole paperwork side to renting a place is new and slightly unnerving to him, let alone the thought that he has to fill this space with furniture and homey bits. And that's where I swoop in and help per his request!

His style and my style differ. He likes the bohemian and warm feel, while I prefer the contemporary, modern, and shabby chic look. Though I'll chill at his place often, it isn't my apartment, so I'll put aside what I'd want to make his vision a reality. 

Designing his place got me thinking, though; how would I decorate my first apartment? That's the inspiration behind this post. I image it'd include pieces like these. As you can see, this look is very fresh and clean. It very much follows the modern and contemporary style. Neutral colors are the primary ones used, with the occasional accent color or metallic finish. This look does come across as very cold and sterile, so I'd definitely warm it up with shabby chic pieces, like throws and pillows- anything with texture. Perhaps I'll draw inspiration from my current bedroom setup as briefly described in this post

I may not rent my first apartment for a few years and have the opportunity to plan and setup everything as I'd like it, but until then, I can live vicariously through my friends, boyfriend, and brother until I'm ready to take that next step! Oh how fun interior designing is!

How would you describe your style?



  1. I love the white walls & rustic pieces like the wooden table & stone fireplace. So pretty. :]

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  2. I love the white walls & rustic pieces like the wooden table & stone fireplace. So pretty. :]

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  3. Love the idea! :) I think my boyfriend would prefer something like this but all my shabby chic takes over! ha :)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  4. I love is. I'm so obsessed with interior design, I've just redesigned my mums living room and now doing my bf's dads house. My be and I are currently saving up for our own place and I can't wait to decorate. I'm loving everything grey at the moment!

    Sarah x

  5. Oh I love this style! So classic and pretty :)
    -Jenna <3
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  6. I absolutely love this style of interior design- the white pieces mixed with the rough wood looks so great. I'd describe my style as very light in colour and quite minimalist. I hate clutter!

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