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Moving to Uptown

Posted on Saturday April 04, 2015 at 5:30pm in ,

Last weekend, on the same day as Foam Wonderland, I also moved out of my first apartment in Texas. I packed up all my stuff throughout the week, reminisced a bit, and said goodbye to Las Colinas. I didn’t think I would miss Las Colinas much, but actually I do miss it a lot. It is out of the way, and I never did anything there but go home. But now, there’s a nostalgic feeling of “home” somewhere over in Las Colinas that I can’t go back to anymore. Now, I live in uptown. Much closer to work and much closer to everything else I do in Dallas. It’s definitely bittersweet. It’s so much more convenient to live in uptown, but I definitely miss the beauty and nostalgia of Las Colinas. It’s funny timing, just around this time last year I was re-decorating my last apartment. I kept a lot of the same design ideas when moving into my new place.

The complex I moved into is called Echo. I love my new place. It’s bigger, beautiful, a brand new complex, and just a few minutes from work (exactly 2 miles away!)

Here are some pictures of my new place. Note, it’s still a work in progress and I’m still getting set up. I am for the most part unpacked, though.

Moving to UptownPanoramic view from my new balcony

Moving to UptownPanoramic view from my new balcony looking in

Moving to UptownKitchen

Moving to UptownKeeping it simple

That’s the dining room / living room. I think I will leave the dining room empty to give it that more minimalistic feel. I put up two bar stools at the counter so there is space for eating, as well as space on the couch. I may get a bigger table, although I’m not yet for sure on that. I did get rid of the trash can there (my complex gave me a new one that I am required to use for the valet trash, so I didn’t know what to do with my old one in the meantime. It looks a bit awkward by the sofa). I also now have my Tokyo, Japan print hanging above the couch as well.

Moving to UptownEntryway looking right, towards the bathroom

Moving to UptownBedroom / Office

Moving to UptownI love the huge window

Moving to UptownHome office. Where all the fun happens.

Moving to UptownTwo doors into the bathroom now. Cool floating vanity.

Moving to UptownThe floating vanity has underlighting

Moving to Uptownsup

My new place is amazing. It’s more expensive than my Las Colinas apartment for sure, but I do save money on the washer/dryer I was renting because that comes included in my unit now as well as the TV and internet service which I was paying a separate fee for before. It’s a bit roomier, but no storage unit. Luckily, I don’t have anything to store anymore, as most of what was in storage was Jenny’s. The pool area is fantastic. I can see a lot of great summer pool days coming up in the near future. Also, can’t beat the location!

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