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What strikes me as awesome with this apartment, is that first and foremost, there is a sense of calm, there are three people in it in a small space and there’s blue and gold. I’m beginning to fall for the idea of lots of blue and gold in my next solo space.

This is Apartment Healing, the Saturday feature of the The Black Urbanist where I talk about my love of interior design. This month, I’ll be spotlighting a few of my favorite home tours from sites such as Apartment Therapy, AprhoChic and others that share my sense of simple, electic and transformative style, especially in spaces and places where its un-expected. Before we get back into the meat of the post, just a reminder that The Black Urbanist is powered by Bluehost.  Check them out and they’ll get you started with everything you need about web hosting and blog making. They’ve kept me going right here for the past 4 years and counting.

I want to first commend Apartment Therapy for partnering with AphroChic. I just finished reading through Apartment Therapy Presents… and it’s inspired me to write this series of posts. However, the one thing I noticed about the book was that many of the homes were colorful, but not the people. Yet, clearly, I have nothing to worry about. Just like I was clueless about the world of African-Americans and other people of color in planning and community development when I started this site, I’m finding out the same is true in other sectors too. And I’ve added Remix: Decorating with Culture, Objects, and Soul, to my wish-list.

Which brings me to the home of  Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, who is the editor of HuffPost Home. She’s been in this apartment through post-college career growth, getting married and recently having a baby. And most importantly, there’s this awesome living and dining room composition:

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That’s a turquoise table, against a gold splattered wall. The four pictures are of icons of civil rights leaders. A solid-looking wooden floor. A golden teddy bear on the coffee table. Chevron curtains.

And there’s more from where that came from, check out the original article  for more on how this home is, in the words of the original authors, “vivacious”.

This post is part of my participation in #NaBloPoMo, the time of the year when bloggers come together to pump out daily content and connect. Find out more about that project and how I’m participating, here and here.

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  • Your blog is wonderfully written and interior settings of room with paint and decoration is awesome.

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