Jeffrey Phillip

Starting To Decorate & Drawing Floor Plans

Published August 1, 2017 Decorating,Design,JP Home No Comments

People often ask me if my home is super organized and well decorated, or if I’m the cobbler with no shoes. Well, as of right now, I’m officially the cobbler with no shoes. Yes, that’s right my apartment is not the epitome of organization or design right now. I mean, it’s not that bad since the things I have are organized… very organized, actually. 😁  However, it definitely doesn’t accurately represent me or how I typically have things. You may not be surprised by this if you watched the video of my apartment tour from a couple months ago… but, honestly, I was hoping that I would have more done by now.

Since moving into my new apartment life has been go, go, go, go, goooooo! 🏃  Most of which has been good stuff so I’m certainly not complaining (and besides, who wants to listen to a complainer… all our lives are go, go, go, go, goooooo). It’s just left me with little time to focus on one of my joys – nesting! Plus, by committing myself to documenting my process of nesting (a.k.a. how I create and live in an organized home), I definitely ended up slowing down the process… quite a bit. Although, while it may be taking longer, I am enjoying a whole new creative process through creating my videos and having the opportunity to share more tips, ideas and simply more of myself than if I never began this journey. It’s been fun and thanks to you it’s been rewarding as well. I hope that you have also been enjoying the journey so far and that you’re finding some sort of inspiration in the various types of ideas I’m sharing around home and life. 🤗

All that said, the decorating train is finally (slowly) pulling out of the station. In this week’s video, I’m sharing some apartment decorating updates, as well as my ideas on getting started on a decorating project and why drawing floor plans to scale is über important (I’m also going to show you how easy it is to do). Oh, and I have one big change to share with you in the apartment that I think you will agree was an essential aesthetic upgrade. I hope you enjoy this week’s video! If you do, please click the thumb up button and subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss a future video… like next week’s, where I’ll be talking about some important measurements you should keep in mind when creating a floor plan, as well as a walk through of the floor plan for my new living room.

xo 😘


Moving Day Tips: 5 Things To Do Right Away

Published June 27, 2017 Moving No Comments

As you know, I recently went through some major life changes, which involved moving into my new apartment. Now, we all know that moving isn’t the most fun thing… although, I guess I shouldn’t say that so quickly… I mean, I love helping my clients, friends and family when they move. They are actually some of the most fun projects. I love setting up a new space, being creative, figuring out new solutions to make a space work better, as well as simply providing some helpful moving day tips. However, when you’re the person going through the move it can be incredibly overwhelming, stressful and anxiety inducing. Just the thought of it can be enough to make you want to pull out your hair! 😱   Moving is a complete upheaval of our lives, which can cause us to feel unstable for a period of time until our home is settled and feels, well, like home again. 🏡

Since I recently went through the process of moving myself (with all the feels), as well as having done this work with clients for nearly 10 years, I thought I would share 5 of my favorite moving day tips with you (along with a special bonus tip that is a little quirk of my own… but works very well in my life for making my space feel settled and complete 😊 ). No matter how big or small your move may be, and whether you are moving into your first apartment after college or across the country with your family… I think you will find these moving day tips super easy to do, as well as helpful in easing the chaos during your time of transition and making you feel at home a little faster.

I hope you enjoy this video & find it to be helpful as you plan for your next move. If you do, please do me a favor… click the thumbs up button, share it with family and friends, and be sure to subscribe to my channel so we can see each other again next week!

xo 😘