Hey! I’m Carmen.
I started this blog in 2017 as a personal creative space to plan and document my journey designing my 750 square foot rental apartment on a budget. I’d save design ideas, curate decor finds, and write half-finished posts that only my mom would read (hi mom)! I used ‘moodboarding’ as a verb; hunting down items I saw on Pinterest was a sport.
A year and many moodboards later, I found that writing my ideas down truly has helped me discover a design aesthetic that is a reflection of me. Eventually, more of you kept coming back to read my design musings and get tips on bringing your dream home aesthetic to life on a budget, in a rental, or in a small space. It’s encouraged me to continue sharing what inspires me in hopes it can do the same for you!
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A note on brand affiliates and partnerships:
My blog sometimes includes affiliate links for some of the products showcased, which means I earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. This does not sway my opinions, and I only post about things I truly love and believe in. (In fact, many of these items I cherish in my own home and were purchased long before this blog even existed)! Sponsored content and affiliate links will always be disclosed when used in a post.