Welcoming February From my New Apartment!

Welcoming February from my New Apartment! — via @SavvyHome

I only have three boxes left to unpack! #teamgab

First blog post from the new apartment! Boxes are not fully unpacked (but almost!), art isn’t hung (neither are curtains!), deliveries haven’t all arrived. But I’m burning my favorite candle, listening to my  February tunes and sipping on my new Espresso Yourself tea and it’s finally starting to feel like home. The sunlight is beaming in here and it feels so nice! I’m loving living in Griffintown

I’ve been following the construction of the new building across the street like a soap opera. It’s crazy how fast buildings go up! Yesterday was the coldest day of the year. I’m not exaggerating—the wind was blowing so hard it was -36 degrees with the wind chill. We’re talking celsius here, but fahrenheit and celsius meet at -40 (so there’s a little fun fact for you). I couldn’t believe these construction workers were spending all day outside building this thing! Brave men I tell you.


Here are five random things I’ve learned since moving

Having a coffee shop in the West Elm next to my apartment has proven to be very dangerous for the wallet. So far I bought a bed (I’m obsessed with it), a couple of trays and the most adorable little succulents.

Less is more. I donated so many things when I moved and it feels great!

You can never have too much bathroom storage. It has changed my life.

Measure every closet/cupboard/drawer before going shopping for organizing systems.

I need to get a picture ledge (or two) to create a gallery wall à-la-Eva-Chen.

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge for Domino



  • The Office Stylist

    It looks great!! Thanks for sharing!

    The Office Stylist


  • http://www.thefigsheart.com/ Lauren Burkitt

    Awesome! Looking beautiful already. Happy February, xo.

    • http://savvyhome.wpengine.com/ Gabrielle | Savvy Home

      Hah, I wish I could say that was my new apt, alas it’s Eva Chen’s office at Lucky Magazine! I’m channeling that vibe for my gallery wall though, you’ll get to see it soon enough 🙂

  • Katie

    Looks so great! Where are the black and white paintings from? I love them!

  • http://www.seeshopeatdo.com Whitney Campeau

    It looks great! Can’t wait to see more pictures (hopefully!).

  • http://www.catalinacreative.com/ Natalie | Catalina Creative

    WOO! So glad to hear it’s going well with the move! That bed is to die for!! Can’t wait for pictures (LOTS PLEASE)! Once you’re settled in let’s get back in touch about collaborating 🙂

    • http://savvyhome.wpengine.com/ Gabrielle | Savvy Home

      Yes!! Let’s talk next week. You can’t even begin to imagine how obsessed I am with that bed. It makes me so happy every time I walk past my bedroom!

  • Kelly Conlin

    Love love love your February jams playlist. If you’ve yet to hear Matoma’s mixes (on Soundcloud) you should give them a listen – I think you’d like his stuff. He’s an Aussie! Thanks for the constant inspiration.

    • http://savvyhome.wpengine.com/ Gabrielle | Savvy Home

      Playing them as we speak! Thanks for the recommendation, sounds great so far! 🙂

  • JD

    Where is this rug from? I’m in love.

  • Emily Wignall

    i hope we get a peek of the new home soon! and, i can’t imagine having a west elm next door…it would be so hard to resist a daily shopping trip.

    • http://savvyhome.wpengine.com/ Gabrielle | Savvy Home

      You will pretty soon! Yes yes, so dangerous! It’s not just that, the closest/only good coffee shop in the area is IN the West Elm store! So I’m there every single morning. I need to get a Nespresso asap to start saving money haha.