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Life With Manali – A Little Place Called Home

September 18, 2018

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Brand photographer & educator based out of Northern VA & DC. When I'm not behind a camera or teaching about systems, you'll find me at a vineyard with wine & cheese or cuddled with my cat Keegan on our cozy couch!
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This weekend I moved back into my house out in Herndon after living in Ballston, Arlington for a year! I can’t believe a year went by so quickly, I distinctly remember moving into my apartment. Since it was my first one I actually got to pick out my own furniture like my bed, my desk, my chair and rug which was HUGE for me! I get my love for decorating from my mom and am not completely at home until I’ve cozied up the place!

Packing up my little apartment was easy enough (not emotionally of course) but making space in my room back home was a little difficult. Throughout the course of the last two weeks I’ve moved so many heavy boxes, suitcases and furniture back and forth between my apartment and house. After lots of struggling (it wasn’t cute) my room is reflective of me and my style once more, and is a cozy place that I can see myself living and working out of! I have my bed that I bought on my own back in the place which is really nice and I even have a dual desk situation going on (the older desk was entirely too heavy to move out). I wish I had before and after pictures of this room to show you guys! It gives me hope for if I ever decide to become a room fixer upper in the future! I do have a few of my apartment (these were totally test shots before shoots but thats ok!) to compare what my apartment looked like vs. my room.

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Also, if anyone can think of a creative way to add in a coffee station somewhere in my room (see images below), let me know! Ill be waking up at 6:30 to commute to DC for a while which is a whole hour earlier than I’m used to, so I will be needing all the coffee I can get! But here’s what it looks like so far!

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