Moving Into My New Apartment

After many months of planning and preparing, I’ve finally made the big move to Phoenix, Arizona! I’m so thankful for the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree in this amazing city. Now that I’m mostly settled into my apartment, I thought I’d share a few photos of my favorite little corners. Continue reading “Moving Into My New Apartment”

Apartment Decor: Macramé and Modern Global Vibes

Ladies and gentlemen looking to decorate your homes on a budget, look no farther than Target. I caught wind of the Opalhouse brand and knew this was the style direction I wanted to take my apartment in. There are punchy colors, global-inspired patterns, and comfy fabrics in three different collections: Indochic, Canyon Sunrise, and Mallorca. I love each of these and the curated collections they inspire.

Opalhouse for Target

There are three distinct, yet totally compatible collections. As you can see, they all share that same beautiful color palette and sophisticated boho essence. I love the earthiness that ties the three collections together. I definitely am leaning towards the Canyon Sunrise collection as my foundational style. I love the soft pink tones and desert inspiration.

I’ll go through each collection and share the pieces I’m most interested in purchasing. I have noticed a lot of these items going on sale, so I am led to believe this collection may be leaving Target soon! Disclaimer: All photos are property of Target, used for your reference and convenience.


As described by Target, the Indochic collection is, “French-Vietnamese fusion, full of elegant shapes and sophisticated jewel tones.” I couldn’t agree more.

Artificial Palm Leaf Plant in Gold Base, $24.99

indochic palm leaf plant

Tufted Oversize Lumbar Pillow in Cream, $24.99


Natural Stripe Throw, $24.99

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Okay, this is the collection I am most interested in. I love how laid back and comfortable, but still clean all of the pieces in this collection look. The muted pink colors and desert inspiration will look so nice with all of my minimal furniture.

Loury Pouf in Neutral Textured, $49.99


Rattan Basket Large, $34.99

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Global Stripe Lumbar Pillow – Pink, $19.99

canyon sunrise global stripe pillow.jpeg

Coral Diamond Tassel Throw Pillow, $18.99

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Rattan Table Lamp Pink Shade, $39.99

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Cream Fringe Lumbar Pillow, $24.99

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What do you think of this collection? I just really enjoy natural-inspired decor, punchy (yet refined) colors, and a relaxed vibe. I also love how affordable everything is and the ease of availability! Thank you, Target.

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Psalm 25:15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net. 

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Furnishing Small Spaces on a Budget, an Ode to IKEA

I’m not sure if I’ve shared this on my blog yet, but I’m relocating to Arizona this August to begin my Master’s program at ASU. It’s all exciting, and truly overwhelming, so the past few weeks have been jam packed with the logistics of the move. Last month, I secured my actual apartment unit after a few months of deliberation. I chose to live alone in  a one-bedroom unit, so all of the furnishing and little necessities are my responsibility! The efforts we make for a little bit of privacy. Having just gone through the process of finding affordable but comfortable furnishing options, I thought I would share my experience, maybe providing some advice for anyone who may encounter a similar situation.
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