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Updates in Alison's Chic & Feminine Apartment

Today, we're revisiting an apartment that I've blogged about and swooned over a couple times before (...Pretty Patterns, Pretty Pastels here and Alisons Oh-So-Pretty Apartment here.)  I'm as smitten as ever with Alison's use of dreamy whites, pretty pastels, and playful touches of color.  So I was psyched to see she's been busy with some more decorating updates in 2013.

Alison carefully curates all the pretty objects that surround her, keeping furniture clutter-free and lovely items corralled on trays.  Isn't the light blue lamp base perfect with that rosette-spotted white shade?   

Her bed deserves an award.  It's one of the loveliest I've ever seen.  And I love the billowy, ruffly bedding.

A chic, white and gold chevron tray contains Alison's phone, a sparkly tea light candle holder, and a spray painted white mason jar displaying fresh flowers.  The nearby aquamarine glass lamp base is lovely.

Alison's living room is just as lovely as her bedroom, but integrates a few more colors and shades of gray.  I'm head-over-heels for her sleek, modern gray couch and the pretty pillows upon it.  

I'm also a big fan of her simple white desk placed in front of a big, bright window.  What a perfect place to spend hours writing, blogging, and pinning!  

Like Alison's lovely decor style?  Check out past tours of her apartment in the links mentioned at the beginning of this post.  And check out her photostream on Flickr: alid3y.  



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