Cathy Anderson, the voice behind the style savvy blog Poor Little It Girl is giving us a peak inside the spot she calls home. Its bookshelves will make you envious and the affordable yet crazy cute furnishings designed by Havenly will inspire. It's a spot that not only caters to her oh so girly side but allows her boyfriend to feel right at home too. Have a look at the full tour captured by Hannah Hudson Photography right here and be sure to get cozy with our interview with Cathy here.
I always joke that I'm working on living in every major city on the east coast. I'm from Jacksonville, FL, moved to New York City when I graduated college, then to Atlanta to work as the Style Editor for a city magazine, and now I reside in Washington, DC. On all these trips, my furniture collection has been made up of old hand me downs and random pieces I picked up along the way. Nothing fancy, nothing matched, and certainly nothing with any style.
As the voice behind the blog Poor Little It Girl (with a focus on affordable beauty and style and recently named by PEOPLE Magazine as one of their Top 5 Style Bloggers), I have always wanted to share a little behind the scenes look at PLIG "headquarters" if you will. Of course, work needed to be done! I was so happy to partner with Havenly to help me design my dream space here in DC!
I live with my boyfriend and knew I wanted the space to reflect both his and my personality. He's a big music buff, so his record player and guitar had to be highlighted, and my love for bright white and clean lines was also a top priority. Our designer at Havenly did such a great job working with us on pieces we wanted to keep, helping us find new (affordable) pieces to add to the space, and gave us great ideas on how to update our 750 square foot rented space.
One of my favorite parts of our home is the living room. The built in wall of bookshelves (which the previous renter had installed) give such a great focal point to the room, and make the space seem bigger than it is! I love finding new books and trinkets to add to the shelves and it's always a great conversation starter when we have guests over.
All in all, I couldn't be happier with how our little space turned out! We've lived in this apartment for a little over two years, and while this isn't our forever home, it certainly has become space that makes us feel like more than just renters in someone else's space. It feels cozy and like ours, which is exactly what I had hoped for.