My Studio Apartment Tour

This post is long overdue but oh well. I’ve received many questions about my studio apartment tour in the Everygirl (mostly about my pink ikat rug!), so I wanted to share a few more photos and provide some of the sources too. My favorite place to shop for my apartment is Home Goods (and Craigslist too), so a lot of those things can’t be sourced. But if I left out anything, leave me a comment and I’ll tell you where it’s from.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: studio apartment tour – dressing area

Ikea dresser (old) | cube | Home Goods mirror | lamp | DIY art | Osborne and Little wallpaper

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour

I love my little “dressing area” when I step out of bed onto a soft flotaki rug.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour – parsons desk and lucite chair

Desk | Ghost Chair | Notebooks | lamp

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour  – parsons desk and lucite chair

When I actually do sit down to write at my desk, it’s a fantastic place to work. But let’s be honest, I’m mostly blogging from my bed or couch.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour  – window sill

Blogs and Coffee print | framed Missoni pansy fabric | framed yearbook cover

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour

Kitchen Aid Mixer | Apron | Measurement Print | my own lemon paintings

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour  – hot pink kitchen aid stand mixer and cart

My mixer’s name is Ruby and she’s fabulous, isn’t she?

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour – Ikea expedit shevles

West Elm Tray | Home Goods wine rack | Crate & Barrel champagne flutes (old) | Paper Source paper that I put behind some of the cubes | my own art

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour – Ikea expedit shevles, table, and chairs

Ikea Table | Chairs | Bookshelf | Bar Table from Home Goods which I spray painted gold

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour – orange couch

My apartment is never this clean btw!Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour – Nikki Rappaport

Ikat rug | Flokati Rug | Duvet

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour – Nikki Rappaport

A wall of windows really provides great light in my apartment and makes it feel so much bigger than it is.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour – pink ikat rug

French pillow | Coffee table and side table: found on Craigslist | Couch: passed down from a friend | Gray fleece chairs: Bloomingdales from the 1980s | metallic pillows from Urban Outfitters (old)

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour – shoes Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour – magazine wallpaper

For my wallpaper entry, I tore out full pages of magazines with images I love – food (the fired chicken photo might be my favorite), fashion, interiors, cute boys, colorful designs – and using double sided tape, I put them up in rows. I think there’s about 150 pages up on the wall. I can easily remove one image if I find another one I like.

Also, how embarrassing. I forgot to clean up that messy area above my fridge where I store bags of chips and pans. Oops. :)

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour – kate spade eat cake for breakfast

Kate Spade tote

Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour Cupcakes for Breakfast: DC studio apartment tour –Nikki Rappaport

If you haven’t already, head over to the Everygirl and read more about my apartment.

Oh, and if you want to see something hilarious, check out this post from 2009 where I share some photos from my then brand new apartment. It feels nice to look back and see how both my apartment and I have grown.

68 thoughts on “My Studio Apartment Tour

  1. christin

    So, I’m really, really jealous. Because when I lived in a studio it was the MOST misshapen rectangle and we literally could not put a bed AND sitting area in it unless the bed was a twin. Your place is AMAZING.

  2. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection

    I am in LOVE with your studio apartment. I rented a studio the first year I lived in D.C. and had the hardest time figuring out how to arrange furniture to creature flow and make the most of the tiny space I was given. I clearly did not master this because your apartment out shines mine by a lot!! Even though I’m not in a studio apartment anymore, want to come decorate my place?! :)

  3. Angel Y.

    So much inspiration! I adore your studio apartment. How neat! I love the use of space and the furniture you chose. Your color palette is fun and warm. Those windows are to die for! Thank you so much for sharing with us. Love it!

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  5. Meg

    Oh, your place is so gorgeous — I just love it. And how funny to read your post from 2009 and see how it’s changed — so awesome. Very impressive!

  6. Atiqa

    This is amazing!! It’s so inspiring! I wish I had decorated my studio in grad school like this. I love your blog by the way. I am an excited new reader!

  7. Michelle

    I love the way you decorated your home so much, as well as the crazy amount of light you get! Thanks for linking to where you bought things.

  8. Kathleen

    I absolutely love your space and all the colors! I think your raspberry kitchen aid would be friends with my light blue mixer, we call her Tiffany!

  9. michelle

    i adore your place! i love how you used the space and color. and your kate spade tote is wonderful. :) you have inspired me to name my mixer.

  10. Pixie

    Great place! You’ve inspired me to love up my studio and make it pretty and bright. I don’t have quite the windows and sunlight but it’s a nice little alcove studio. I just need to do more to it and let it shine!

  11. Ricky

    Such great use of space. I LOVE the pink wine rack. Any chance you remember the name of the manufacturer? It’s just so great!

  12. Christie

    Love this! I am dying to find a studio apartment — do you have any tips or suggestions for finding studio apartments in DC, and how to know whether one is workable? Sometimes they have such strange layouts!

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  14. Maggie

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your studio! I want to redo mine to look like yours. Can you share where you got the curtains? And more imaged on the kitchen and bathroom?

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  18. margaret

    I love your apartment too – it’s so cute. So much personality and yet so practical. A lovely little spot for everything. Great wall colour. and you look very happy there – as you should do!

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  20. Heather

    This specific blog post, “My Studio Apartment Tour |
    Cupcakes for Breakfast” was in fact excellent. I’m printing out a reproduce to present my pals.
    I appreciate it,Eleanore

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  23. Yang

    So what I’m about to ask is a little creepy, but you wouldn’t happen to live in the Imperial House building would you? I’ve admired your blog for months and just revisited your apartment tour page when I noticed a bunch of similarities and the familiar view outisde your window. I will consider myself very lucky if you live in the same building. I’ll also be sad, because your place puts my dinky studio to shame.

  24. Shawn

    Love your place, love your style and could YOU possibly be any more adorable? I think not.

  25. Fatima

    I love how you’ve decorated it! :) I am moving to DC in a few months and looking to get a studio apartment (most likely in Dupont). Would you mind if I asked which apartment building this is in? I love how you get so much natural light and wanted to see if they have any units available. Thanks!


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  27. Allie Noelle

    Hi there! I just saw this website and I absolutely LOVE your orange couch! Do you know, by any chance, who the manufacturer of it was? I know you said it was a hand over from a friend but I’d love to see if I could look it up. Is there a tag anywhere on it?

    Thank you!

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  29. BethShereyf

    Your apartment is inspiring. I have a studio that I have been in for 4 years and I’ve had a hard time with the layout, but this gives me ideas. Beautiful place.

  30. Eric

    Hi. im from another side of the planet. just got a studio apartment myself with a similar layout to yours. just wanna say, i love how everything seems so perfectly in place! love how its super neat and cozy. thanks for the inspiration!

  31. Jess

    IN LOVE with your space! Its bright and although its clearly not big ( much like my own 460 sq ft studio) It is well designed. For another tiny-studio layout option swing by an take a tour of my place on my blog. I would love to see what you think.

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