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Feeling Like Home

I always say it takes 6 months to feel at home. We moved in to our apartment March 1st and I realized the other day that our apartment is finally feeling home-y. I still need art for the bedrooms and few more things but other than that I am loving our little Parisian digs. I think the entry way needs a piece of art, something tall and simple. Maybe like this? I’m still deciding where to put that red feather juju hat I got at the brocante last weekend. I threw it up on the wall so the littles wouldn’t try to play with it but I’m still deciding where it will live. I’ll hopefully do a complete house tour in the next month or so. (ps: Here are pictures when we moved in!)

all photos by Oh Happy Day

  1. Jess

    September 22, 2011

    Oh i Love that chair and the couch!!!! Looks so homey!

  2. Jennifer

    September 22, 2011

    oh, it’s darling! i love all the little touches!

  3. fanfamfun

    September 22, 2011

    you have done a fantastic job! it looks beautiful and cool. the fact that you did it on a budget, in a place you were not familiar with and you didn’t go to ikea, i am impressed. 🙂

  4. Melissa@Julia's Bookbag

    September 22, 2011

    It really looks lovely — are you going to bring the sofas (love them both, esp the blue velvet!) back to the U.S. when you return?

  5. Margie

    September 22, 2011

    It looks really home-y, more importantly it’s starting to feel like home, which is the best.

  6. Maria

    September 22, 2011

    amazing jordan! i love how you still made this place your home even if its a short time. so inspiring!

  7. Nuria

    September 22, 2011

    Hello Jordan,
    My name is Nuria, and I love your Blog!
    It would be great if you could help me! I am looking for a cool place in Paris for celebrating kid´s birthdays..
    Thank you in advance!!!
    Best regards

  8. rebecca s.

    September 22, 2011

    it’s beautiful!

    i just LOVE that umbrella holder.

  9. kae

    September 22, 2011

    it looks so open and airy. Can’t wait to see it al!

  10. Sarah @

    September 22, 2011

    Very exciting! I cant totally relate on how long it takes to feel like a home. Then in our case we end up moving! But this time we just renewed our lease so I can REALLY enjoy our home =) Very awesome. I can’t wait to see your tour!

    – Sarah

  11. Ridgely's Radar

    September 22, 2011

    Looks great! Nice job!

  12. Brigette

    September 22, 2011

    it looks so sweet and homey, love the couch and use of color!

  13. Annie

    September 22, 2011

    I have that same field guided tote!!!!

  14. Damaris

    September 22, 2011

    We just moved to Bahia Brazil in the beginning of this month. It’s been rough making our house feel like our home but it’s slowly coming together. I felt better after reading your post. I guess these things take time.

  15. Meg

    September 22, 2011

    Your red treasure looks PERFECT on the wall 🙂

  16. brannon

    September 22, 2011

    we were at that same market last weekend and I remember seeing your red hat! A great find! We came home with a few vintage french school posters, similar to the one below.
    We also did the Puce St. Ouen and I would agree with you, much better finds at the smaller brocante markets!

  17. Kacie

    September 22, 2011

    It looks really cozy and lovely. Happy Fall in your home!


  18. Mrs C

    September 22, 2011

    Looks beautiful!! It took me a good year to finally feel like our home was cozy but three years in there’s still so much to do!! Finally got it down to one room left. Yikes!!

  19. Tara

    September 22, 2011

    Love the couch! Is there a story behind that? I would love to find something just like it.

  20. TN

    September 23, 2011

    Cute, Cute, Cute!

    We will be having a Brocante in our neighborhood this Saturday come by! Blvd Beaumarchais (I think it is on the 11eme side) just before Bastille!

    It has taken us over 1 year for our apt to finally feel like home! I hated living like that…but we had tons of construction here 3 phases…and now I think we are finally settled (well until next year!). Baby Girl is going to arrive soon so we are in a hurry to get things done around here!

    Your place looks lovely and is an inspiration to us all! I love the drops of color everywhere…I need to do that!

    Have a Happy Weekend!


  21. Traci

    September 23, 2011

    That is a HAT!???? wow. Just leave it there, it’s perfectly. . . .un-perfect. And perfectly red. 🙂

  22. DENISE of Hello, Moxie!

    September 23, 2011

    Can’t wait for the full tour. LOVE it!

  23. Savvy in San Francisco

    September 24, 2011

    We were just talking about the juju with Victoria of SF Girl by the Bay last night. They had them at the Jonathan Adler store. I had never heard of it until she pointed it out. It looks amazing on the wall. Such a fun pop of color!

  24. shelby h.k.

    September 24, 2011

    beautiful!! enjoy the coziness of your maison.


  25. Interior Decorator Mississauga

    September 26, 2011

    It looks really cozy and lovely…! . I am totaly agree with your post! Thanks!
    Interior Decorator Mississauga

  26. ajb

    September 26, 2011

    Your “hat” looks so much like this piece from Jonathan Adler:
    Love it!

  27. flowkong

    September 26, 2011

    It’s just a piece of flower that can melt all the differences between you and loved pals. Flowers signify the cheerfulness and enjoyment of life, and perhaps that’s why it’s the most valued gift for human beings. With its fragrces, colorfulness, silently it states the message the heart wishes to explore. Stop at
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