I’m happily crossing a BIG to-do item off my list as I type this: post a full apartment tour! And nothing feels better than the simple pleasure of crossing an item off your list, don’t you think? It tops off what was an extremely busy weekend for me. Highlights include seeing family, old friends, new friends (French ones, o la la!) and as an added bonus, we reached one hundred thousand Facebook likes at work! So I’m gonna go ahead and hit publish and then I’m going to collapse in bed with A Woman is A Woman and a cup of tea.

You may recognize a few of these pieces from my Bring It Home series on CamilleStyles. That’s because sometimes, I really do bring these pieces home! One of the perils of the job I suppose!

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DIY dining table, painting by Betty Mbitjana, chairs Overstock, table runner Chilewich
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Painting by Jeannie Mills Pwerle, flower crown DIY, white tray West Elm
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Record player AudioTechnica, headphones Panasonic, hat J.Crew, side table Howl Interiors
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Painting by Gloria Petyarre, bookshelf Amazon
Addicted to bell jars, and putting white ceramic things in them. (On left that’s a squirrel, on the right is a gnome)
The divider between my living area and bedroom
Painting by Betty Mbitjana, table runner Chilewich
The view from the bedroom through to the dining room
Boot storage, a perennial problem of mine
Skateboards by stopitrightnow
DIY bedside table, skull print MadeByGirl, chicken leg side table Howl Interiors

Ah studio apartments. I believe everyone’s gotta try living in one at least once in their lifetime. How else would you know the joys of vacuuming your entire home in just under 7 minutes? Or listening to music in every room without a surround sound system. Or having enough art to fill every wall (because there are only 4 walls). It was seriously an experience I wouldn’t trade for the world. Notice I’m using past tense, as I have since moved into a new apartment complete with dining room, living room, two bedrooms, and an extra, empty area that I still can’t quite figure out what to do with (cons of living in a full sized apartment). You might have seen bits and pieces of my space before, but thanks to my photographer friend Jenny (another thing everyone should do in their lifetime befriend a photographer! it’s the best) you can now see my whole space in one place. If you wanna see the apartment in progress, or any of the various DIYs in it, here you go!

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xoxo Cristina

Photos by Jenny Sathngam



Cristina V. Cleveland

Cristina V. Cleveland is a senior beauty editor based in Austin, TX. She has been exploring personal style and decor on Fuji Files since 2009. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, To&From Magazine, Coco+Kelley, CamilleStyles and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.

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  1. I love the website redesign – it looks so fantastic! And can’t wait to see your new space, too.

    I *still* haven’t hung anything on the walls in my place. It’s starting to irritate me that I can’t just get it done.

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Fuji Files was started by Cristina Cleveland, the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, the largest hair and beauty content platform. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Teen Vogue, CamilleStyles, Blavity, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, Coco+Kelley, and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.