Now & Then

Today I'm over at Emily Clark sharing a picture from my very first apartment in college & comparing it to my current house.  Emily's series "Now & Then" invites bloggers to talk about their evolving design style & what makes them cringe when looking back.   (There's a lot to cringe about with me ;) 


I'll give you a hint that my first college apartment looked like THIS:


eeeeeeeeek...
I wonder what happened to that wooden owl?? 
I have this weird feeling his head came off during a party...

Thanks so much to Emily for inviting me to participate in her series!  It's been a lot of fun to read!!
 Emily is such a talented & kind-hearted blogger & designer who seems to balance it all, so hop on over if you can!  Click here to read and see more of the room.

xoxo, Lauren

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12 comments:

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I'm definitely taking a look!

Have a great day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

I love the bamboo rod story -- I'm just impressed you have pics from your college apartment. I have memories, but no photos. They are permanently stamped in my mind. All of our furniture was rented from a store called CORT. Ugly to say the least and rented. Yuck, now that I think about it.
xo
hooper

under spanish moss said...

How fun...we are hoping over to check it out!
XO Angela and Renee

Conspicuous Style Design Blog said...

LOVE Now and Then...going to look now!
Stacy

Love Where You LIve said...

How fun! I just went over for a peek. I so love your home now. My style really has changed. I remember my first house more so than my first apartment. I was into black and white, colorful abstract art -- and very clean-looking tables and cabinets. Rather minimal. Now, I'm more traditional and decorate using finds and treasures. I feel comforted with "things" now. And, for good or bad, I have a lot of "things." Hope you're enjoying a nice summer.

kayce hughes said...

I love that the green plants have been a constant!

Rachel said...

Wow! What a difference!! I was so excited to see over on Emily's blog that you're a JMU grad...me too! Go Dukes :)

Emily A. Clark said...

Thanks for being a part of the series, Lauren, and for your kind words. Loved your post :)

Diane said...

too funny but that bamboo curtain rod shows an artist in the making! My first apartment had the same dinky pics hanging above the sofa and, of course, a throw to hide the ugly couch. Thank goodness we have all evolved

Janine Green said...

Not so bad actually...we all had crappy college apartments. Sticky floors and make-shift privacy curtains. We did the best we could with what we had!

Windlost said...

Lauren, that was so fun! I can still see the new Lauren in that old room - like you say - the plants, the nature, the relaxed natural look...

Too funny. I really must find some photos of my old places. At least you had pictures on the wall...

xo Terri

Wives said...

I'm pretty sure even in college you had good taste - let's check this out…