Apartment Updates.


Last week I shared a little wish list with pretty little things I was jonesing to add to my apartment… today I wanted to show you some of them, being put into effect! It’s fun how a few small changes and thoughtful touches (like this carafe for your water, and these copper candles) can make such a big difference.

The biggest change probably has to do with bedding. I’ve slept with a duvet for as long as I can remember, but when I was home at my parents’ house I slept under the coziest quilt and decided I wanted to get one for my own apartment. I like to make my apartment as cold as humanly possible and then sleep under a big comfy quilt. This one is not only very affordable but extremely comfy… I highly recommend it. I went with all white – nothing is better, in my opinion… so serene + tranquil (and luckily Tyrion’s fur doesn’t show.) I also bought the matching shams. (Sidenote: both the quilt and shams are on sale right now!)

Also on the bedding front… just discovered this linen spray and it is the absolute best… it infuses your bedding with the loveliest lavender scent.




Also… for the candles, try the mahogany scent. It’s warm & inviting and just a really nice scent. It’s a winner with the boys.





A faux fur throw at the foot of the bed is a must… perfect for snuggling up with a good book before bed! This one is really similar to mine.


photography by Lydia Hudgens.

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Gabriela:

    Such an adorable little space, I love how you’ve added so many personal touches! I have a quilt at my parents’ too, but for my own space it’s a down duvet all the way- I like to feel like I’m sleeping in a cloud!

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  2. jillian:

    i love your gallery wall! and that rug 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  3. Poor Little It Girl:

    Your apartment is so stinkin cute! When I lived in NYC I was held up with 5 other girls in a duplex in the east village…as you can guess, it was not very glamorous! LOVE your little home!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  4. Heidi:

    In love with that copper candle! I just picked up a copper tray and a new copper saucepan, which has led my husband to believe I am obsessed with copper.


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  5. Nan:

    Love your apartment! I am a huge fan of all white bedding, I just purchased a new pair from Parachute bedding. Love your navy and white rug, any chance you would mind sharing where it is from. I am currently looking for a new rug for my bedroom.
    xo Nan
    Simply Elegant Blog

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    • Grace Atwood:

      hi nan! i got it at rugs USA!

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  6. Jess Zimlich:

    Your space looks amazing! I want to spruce mine up a bit 🙂

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  7. Kayleigh:

    Thank you so much for sharing some snaps of your space! Your apartment is so chic and liveable.. very inspiring!

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  8. Shannon at www.strippedchic.com:

    Your cat is the cutest! I love rooms with lots of framed pictures. So many talking pieces! I don’t think I’ve noticed copper candle holders much – works really well against the wooden table.

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  9. The Avg Girl Guide (@AvgGirlsGuide):

    Adore your space… so pretty and personalized! Totally a white bedding kind of girl… and desperately need new! Checking out this quilt.


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  10. Victoria:

    The apartment looks so beautiful! I’m with you on how cozy quilts are. The ultimate bedding experience in winter: a duvet WITH a quilt folded at the foot of the bed. It looks so snuggly!

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  11. Rachel:

    Gorgeous apartment! Where is that couch from?

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    • Grace Atwood:

      pottery barn!

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  12. Saša Rakovec:

    I love your iphone case!

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  13. turqandteale:

    Such a cozy and inviting space Grace!

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  14. Catherine:

    Such a beautiful space! You have me inspired!


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  15. Kelsie:

    These look like they came straight out of a magazine! Well done on the decor, I want everything! I love interior design, and can’t wait to someday be able to DIY a whole house!! And I agree on the big comfy duvet blankets…although quilts have a nice homey quality to them as well. This post makes me excited for fall!


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  16. Kristine:

    I love the rug too. Where did you find it?

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    • Grace Atwood:

      It’s from Rugs USA!

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  17. RA:

    After your recent request for art recommendations, I’d love to hear how your art wall is coming along as well!

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  18. Andrea:

    I love your apartment. I look so cozy and homey. You did a great job decorating it. 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  19. kiley:

    darling apartment – wouldn’t expect anything less! so so SO very bummed to miss you during my next NY trip! just another reason to get back sooner rather than later!

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  20. lexi (@glitterinclexi):

    Your living room is adorable and I love that first picture!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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  21. Rose:

    Your apartment looks gorgeous! I love how you’ve managed to make even a small space feel so personable. Thanks for sharing some photos with us 🙂

    Blonde in this City

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  22. A Hint of Life:

    So cute!!
    Love your little apartment, I want to decorate mine!!
    Xo, Belen
    A Hint of Life

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  23. Vanessa:

    Do you have somewhere specific that you like to buy your frames from? I’ve been searching for thin ones, and I love the gold!

    8.20.14 Reply
    • Grace Atwood:

      yes! I go to Amazon… I type in the dimensions and always end up finding pretty ones.

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  24. Tiffany:

    Your cat and apartment are so adorable!

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  25. Buggy:

    perfect combination of cozy and chic! Lovely additions!


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  26. comfortablyychic:

    Love that quilt! Do you have a down comforter underneath? I never know if you need something more than just the quilt!


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  27. Emily:

    Your apartment is gorgeous! I have been trying to create a gallery wall for my living room. You’ve inspired me to do so. Now, the trick will be getting it to look just as great! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Lu Meng:

    Hi Grace! Tyrion turns out to be so beautiful. He looks just like his mom. I love those photos of you–you look perfectly gorgeous. And your site looks stunning with so much great information. Great job!!

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  29. Amanda:

    where did you find your coffee table?

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    • graceatwood:

      West Elm, but it’s old – I don’t think they sell it anymore! 🙁

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