Decorating a Small Space

This post is sponsored by Pottery Barn.

Decorating a Small Space | truelane
Decorating a Small Space | truelane
Decorating a Small Space | truelane
Decorating a Small Space | truelane
Decorating a Small Space | truelane
Decorating a Small Space | truelane
Decorating a Small Space | truelane

Photography by Michele Equitz

Pottery Barn entry console

By now, you’re probably heard the rumors about housing here in Seattle. Up here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re paying a premium for pretty petite places (try saying that five times fast), and when you add roommates into the mix, the apartment I share with two of my siblings makes for a tight squeeze.

Our front door opens right into the living room, which means instead of having an actual entryway, we have to create the illusion of an entryway using rugs, furniture, and strategic placement for both of these things. To anchor our “entryway,” I’ve been on the hunt to find a piece with a little height and an enclosed space to hide clutter like keys and incoming or outgoing mail. When we moved in, I settled for an oversized bench just to have somewhere to put stuff when we come home at the end of the day, but it was never a piece I visualized having long-term. I was happy to see Pottery Barn Apartment had just what I was looking for, and more! This curated section of the Pottery Barn site is a great resource to find space-saving pieces for urban living.

Beyond being just practical, the wood tone of the Mateo entry console complements our light floors and Southwestern-inspired rug in a way that brings all of my entry dreams into reality. It’s slender and sleek enough that I can already tell it’ll make the transition from this small apartment to my next place, and my next place, and so on.

Being creative with your space and your decor is something that comes with the territory of apartment living, and it’s cool to have a worldwide brand like Pottery Barn recognize that and be proactive about helping you find a solution. I highly recommend browsing their Apartment section and thinking outside the box to create your dream small-space entry!

Art Camp

Ditsy Florals | truelane
Ditsy Florals | truelane
Ditsy Florals | truelane
Ditsy Florals | truelane
Ditsy Florals | truelane
Ditsy Florals | truelane

Photography by Sunny Golden

 
Top c/o Vans  |  Levi's shorts  |  Ray-Ban sunglasses  |  Backpack and sneakers c/o Vans


I can’t believe it’s been a full year since these photos were shot—how time flies! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend POW! WOW! Hawaii this year, but you can bet I followed all the fun very closely on their social media. Spending ten days in the Kaka’ako neighborhood in Honolulu, waking up early every morning and spending late nights with the same people really makes POW! WOW! feel like camp—a really cool, community-oriented, exciting and inspiring island art camp.

To relieve some of my FOMO, I found these outfit snapshots I never got around to sharing last February. It’s always such a blast to partner with Vans Girls during this incredible street art festival—their summer style hits the perfect mark between my simple yet edgy everyday style and laidback, Hawaiian inspiration. They’re always one of the first brands I hit when I head for warm weather. And truth be told, this is exactly the time of year that I start looking to fly somewhere sunny.

Make sure to check out the rest of my past POW! WOW! content for more island inspiration!

Winter Prints

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Winter Prints  | truelane
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Winter Prints  | truelane
Winter Prints  | truelane
Winter Prints  | truelane
Winter Prints  | truelane
Winter Prints  | truelane
Winter Prints  | truelane


Photography by
Michele Equitz


Blazer c/o Windsor (
similar) | GRLFRND denim c/o Revolve | Zara boots (similar) | Fendi bag loaned c/o Bag Borrow Steal | Tory Burch watch


I don’t know what it is about the juxtaposition of this business blazer/beach town, but I love it as much as I love the mix of plaid and Fendi logo print. I’ve been working hard lately to mix up my looks instead of wearing my jeans/t-shirt/teddy coat uniform every day, but our surprise winter storm up here in Seattle has seriously stunted my wardrobe creativity. If I leave the house at all, it’s in my Blundstones, parka, fleece-lined hat and mittens.

Luckily, we only get snow like this once every decade, so I have to sit back and enjoy it—and feel very lucky to be able to work from home!