Earlier this week, I shared my Philadelphia apartment hunting tips. Today, I’d like to give my response to the other question I get most frequently: where should I live? Picking your first Philly neighborhood is such a treat, because this city is known for its special, unique hoods. We truly do have a place for every human and every budget here, but when I’m recommending a place for a city newcomer, I typically stick with a select few. If your neighborhood is not mentioned here, don’t worry – I’m working on another piece featuring some Philly ladies repping their hoods – all over the city! (Keep reading if you’d like to be involved!)
Before I say anything else: welcome! Philadelphia is a city I am pretty much obsessed with in every way possible (except this one). If the journey of moving to a new city seems overwhelming to you, you are not alone. Since I’ve started blogging, the question I see most frequently always has to do with moving to the city, and it is: where. do. I. start? And the answer, hopefully, is here!
With spring right around the corner, I am getting refreshed & renewed determination for fun apartment revamps. I am desperately in need of a closet clean out (speaking of which, how do you all feel about a blogger “closet” sale? Would you come? Send me your thoughts please, thx.) and I have several things on my wishlist: rug(s), a bar cart, and (yes) a TV. So, in my never-ending quest for inspiration, here are some images I’ve been loving lately.
Nicolette Mason‘s entire apartment is amazing, but I especially love this bookshelf of ‘organized chaos.’
This ‘bedroom’ is proof that with a little imagination & some inspiration, it’s easy to utilize all of your space to the fullest.
These crates are perfect customizable storage units that take advantage of vertical space & work well for temporary living quarters (ie, rented city apartments).
Utilizing every inch of wall space is something essential for me in my small apartment. I also love the complementing colors of this room.
A white comforter (thanks mom!) makes all the difference – it gives the room a free & clean feeling. Amazing use of those shelves, too.