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Minimalist Interiors: How To

HomeKelly Kennedy

About a month ago I moved from a tight one bedroom apartment to a spacey two! It has been so wonderful to have the extra room but it's also added a decorating challenge. All my walls in my old apartment were covered in art and gallery walls, but now I have too many walls and too little art to create the same effect. The same goes for my furniture, there just isn't enough to fill the whole space. In the future I hope to slowly collect more art and furniture for the space but I don't want to invest on anything right now.

My solution to this decor problem has been to consider a more minimalist decorative look with the pieces I have. This can be difficult because it means every piece has to be placed perfectly and should be beautiful on it's own. I've collected a couple images below that have helped me create the minimalist look in my home. Notice all the white wall space left un adorned and the simple decorations that mostly include plants. I hope to share my new apartment on the blog once all the decorations are complete. 

Layer it on me

FashionKelly Kennedy

Temperatures are dropping...YES YES YES! Colder weather not only means my hair will no longer look like Einstein's, but it also means LAYERS. A fashion girls dream. I've never understood how stylish ladies could love summer (looking at you Leandra Medine) because to me dressing gets more exciting the more cloths you put on (hello pattern play). So in honor of THE best fashion season here is a round up of great ways to incorporate layers. 


Autumn To Do List

LifestyleKelly Kennedy

Fall is my favorite season and I'm so thankful it's finally here after a long steamy summer in Chicago. There is something about autumn that feels like a new beginning each year. I get giddy when the bright leaves cover the ground and the air starts to cool. 

Each season I try to make to do lists; things I want to accomplish before the next season starts. It's usually pretty typical stuff (go to the beach in the summer, have hot coco in the winter, ect) but it really helps me feel like I'm making the most out of that time of year and keeps me from having regrets when the time passes. Here is my list of what I'm going to do this fall:

  1. Bake the perfect apple pie. I already attempted this two weekends ago and it was such a failure! ( I don't recommend this recipe )
  2. Take a long job along the Lakefront Trail
  3. Bad scary movie marathon while eating candy corn and drinking pumpkin beer (here's a list to start with)
  4. Carve pumpkins. Mike and I bought pumpkins last year and then never carved them, not this year!
  5. Have a picnic in the park before it gets too cold. Doing it solo is a great idea also.
  6. Work on my buttermilk biscuit recipe in time for Thanksgiving. Last year my biscuits were less than impressive and I want them to be the star of the meal this year.
  7. Take the train out to the 'burbs to see the foliage in nature.



Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower
— Albert Camus