MY PICKS!! (New Interior Design Obsession)

by sarahgrand

I moved to the city this past weekend! I’ve lived on my own before, but all the other times, I was either too young or the living situation was too temporary for me to really care much about how the place looked. Now that I’m older and could stay at my new apartment for a few years, I put some thought into the design. Today I’m going to share some photos of my new bedroom and some of my other interior design picks. I CAN NOT WAIT until I get to decorate a whole house…my place is going to be so cool and funky!

So here’s my new room:



One of my favorite parts of my new room is the sky bedding. I got it from Urban Outfitters. I also considered the poppy bedding and forrest bedding shown below (also from UO). I sort of want to buy the poppy and forrest bedding and save them for my future home, but that seems really extra of me, so I’ll restrain myself!



Another favorite part of my new room is the funky colorful carpet! I got it from Soho Artists and Fleas. The seller had a bunch of other carpets, but the only other one I really loved was the one in the second image below. These carpets are as vibrant and neon as they look. Like the other beddings, I’m sort of tempted to get the second carpet for my future home, but again, that would be really extra of me!


In terms of wall art, I have a poster I made myself (above my desk) and also the “Pretty Much Everything” Draplin poster in multi-color, shown below. I actually think I like the orange one even more (I’ve been on a serious orange kick lately…) but it’s out of stock right now. The multi one goes better with my room anyways!


Here’s another Draplin poster I really like. I’m not going to get this for my room, but it’s something to keep an eye on.

I do, however, think I’m going to get this Father John Misty “Fear Fun” poster for my room when it comes back in stock (I emailed Sub Pop Records and they said they’re bringing this poster back, which is surprising considering this album came out 5 years ago…but good news for me!). The artist behind this album art is Dima Drjuchin. I love it!

I’m trying to keep my new room minimal and clean, so once I get the Father John Misty poster, I think I’ll be set. But in my future home, I want a whole wall COVERED in posters and art. Below are some pieces I really like. Some are album covers, some are magazine covers, and some are paintings, but what they all have in common is I LOVE THEM (and think they could work as wall art even though they’re not necessarily “meant” for that). The first image is a Deerhunter album cover. I don’t like the skull in the eye, but I do love the color (again, orange kick), and the overall vibe. I think it would look awesome next to the blue Hideki Inaba piece below it! (Please note: I probably could never afford a lot of these pieces, but a girl can dream).


More pieces I like…first is by Takashi Murakami. Second and third are magazine covers by Studio Feixen. Fourth is a magazine cover by Jessica Svendsen. Fifth is a magazine cover by Hideki Inaba. Last image in this set is a painting by Ralph Humphrey.






I’ve mentioned this on the blog before, but I’ve been super into inkblots lately. The first image below is actually from a psychology site, but I would literally have something like this on my wall. The images below that seem like they must have been inspired by inkblot tests (from the symmetry and stuff). The second piece is from Urban Outfitters. The third and fourth images are of pieces from Bethenny Frankel’s apartment (I first saw them in Real Housewives lol). They’re her daughter’s artwork “elevated” by artist Paul Morris.




I also think having some gradient art would be cool too. Not these things below, but something inspired by them.


Oh love these of course too! These are from the camouflage series by Andy Warhol.


In terms of furniture–I usually just like really simple, plain furniture, but these funky pieces from ABC Carpet are really cool. I especially like the green one. They come in all different sizes and shapes but they’re super expensive unfortunately!


I hate clutter and I’m not a big fan of unnecessary accessories, but these gummy bear lights are pretty cool not gonna lie…

So that’s all for now! I’m always looking for new unique finds so I’ll add more picks as I find them!