7 Things I Wish I'd Known About Decorating My First Apartment

As many of you know (if you're regular readers of MyDomaine), I redecorated my 350-square-foot living and dining space recently and I am extremely happy with what interior designer Tali Roth and I created together. (Oh, and my husband helped too.) It was a labor of love that took six months, and I honestly had no idea it would take that long. But despite that, I was so giddy with excitement and haste that now, upon reflection, I realize I could have hit pause and slowed it down to savor the process a little more than I did.

It's just that, in the moment of creating, everything feels so chaotic, and you feel the pressure to get things done fast, just like everything else in this modern life. I mean, time is money so I understand the rush but I also miss a time when you could stop and appreciate the little things. Blink and you'll miss them. It's true. So, as someone with a little more wisdom in the ways of redecorating, I want to impart some of the things I wish I'd known before I started and a few lessons I learned along the way. Take heed.