Our first apartment, will always hold a special spot in my heart (after all, that’s where Joe proposed to me and where we really started our life together.

The layout was open but it wasn’t the easiest layout to work because that living room just went on forever.  No that the space was anything to complain about, we just didn’t know how to break up the room and make it feel cozy.  At least there were plenty of closet space to help hide the clutter.

When we first moved in, we didn’t have much and our apartment was pretty bare bones.  This is what it looked like:

Sadly, I never shared photos of the bedroom because for the first few months, our mattress was on the floor and then by the time we got my bed frame and dresser moved in, we were getting ready to leave.

By the time we moved out, our apartment looked like this:

Not too shabby for our first apartment!  Around this time, we definitely started to understand the kind of home style we loved and wanted.