Change is the essence of life.

So there comes a time in a girls life where change is a much needed thing, whether it relates to boyfriends, friends, lifestyle, or in my particular case my apartment. I have always either lived with a roommate or lived at home and never fully gotten to decorate my own place and got to decide on everything by myself without any other input from people around me, not that that is a bad thing sometimes. I have lived here for about 9 months and always had a serious urge to redecorate it but either never had the time or energy to really sit down and think about what I wanted to do, until this past weekend when someone told me I needed more paintings on my wall did I really begin to think I really want to change my whole apartment theme.

In the October issue of Seventeen Magazine, there was an article on how to redecorate your room and one of the themes was French Boudoir, after the Coco Chanel Suite at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Paris, where Coco actually lived! Now being a Stylista myself, Coco is my all time favorite fashionista and designing a room inspired by her room seems only natural. Black and white are my all time favorite colors for a room and I feel like they are such classic colors you can really make a fabulous room with them. I always love a splash of color as well. Even though I have not been lucky enough to visit Paris yet I would love to bring that city into my room and apartment, even if it is just a painting or a mural of the Eiffel tower. Pier 1 has an amazing metal wall decor of the Eiffel Tower that would be perfect to place on a wall and be able to admire that every time you walk into the room!

Since my walls are already painted white, I feel that bringing color into the room will be the bedding and wall decor. The current bedding I have right now, is from none other than Target! It is black scroll with a splash of pink in it, which I love and am working into the room very nicely I must say. One of the other things I have always wanted for my room was a wire dress mannequin. Since these aren't the easiest to find, I am hoping with a little more search on the internet and local vintage shops, I can find my dream mannequin which will be the perfect addition to my new french themed room. I have already found some accessories at Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie so I can't wait to go with B, and have her help me get the perfect items! Now all thats left is to go accessory shopping, which of course is every girl's favorite thing to do and find the perfect accents for the perfect french themed room.

I for one can't wait to begin the shopping to make this French Boudoir themed room just perfect! While I know creating an exactly replica of the Coco Chanel Suite isn't possible, I am using her for inspiration for my dream room! I can't wait to finish it so...

Until then... Live Stylishly