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Tropical leaf and succulents decor via OEH & Afloral9
Office makeover

Okinawa Home Tour

After shopping for some decor items the past few days, I got motivated and finally finish up decorating our small apartment. Welcome to my Okinawa Home Tour!

Still, can’t believe I am doing this (honestly, when we first moved in I didn’t plan on sharing this space one bit).

It’s tough when you live in base housing, overseas! You are not allowed to paint or make any major changes. Creativity is going to be your best friend!!!

The living room, dining area, and the kitchen space is combined, it’s all open concept, except the kitchen has a few upper cabinets dividing the room a bit.

I will show you the kitchen in a later post, it’s a hot mess – blue tiles, steel counter tops, awkward cabinets, oh and let’s not forget the mind-blowing tiled vinyl floor (yes, I am looking at it right now).

But, before I start boring you, why don’t we start with my Okinawa Home Tour.

Living Room

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I have to say, bringing this sectional with us overseas was the smartest idea we had made for this tour so far. It is easy to take apart into 3 parts to be exact.

The covers can be taken off in case something gets damaged during the shipment or if mold will get to it, replacement covers are available at Ikea stores, and they can be washed as well (been there, done that).

The other furniture piece I didn’t want to part with, was my coffee table.

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Creating storage is essential to living in a small apartment, my prior “laundry basket” has been turned into a pillow & blanket storage basket. But, often I find my kids toys in it instead!

Fine by me, as long as I don’t have to step on the toys.

Okinawa Home Tour - shopping for decor

Guess it’s the right time of the season to get extra home decor goods, stores are trying to make room for Thanksgiving and Christmas goodies.

I got all of this at 50% off, it sure made my day since we don’t have anything like Marshall’s or Homegoods over here.

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These super cute book ends are perfect for my small handmade book collection, and due to the colorful covers, I turned the books all around to kept my display clean and organized.

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I also added an antique chalky brushed frame, with a quote I wrote in brush lettering.

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Updated Living room:

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Shop this look:

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Shop my shelf:

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Dining Area

The dining area is actually very spacious for base housing, most of my blogging happens on that Farmhouse table!!!

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Okinawa Home Tour - Dining area

Here are some of my different decor styles throughout the year.

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Christmas Home Tour

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Bedroom

The bedroom is my haven, this is where I hide after a long day of work, screaming kids, or when I want to draw while laying in bed. It’s my perfect little space on earth.

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Shop my Bedroom:

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Updated Bedroom Decor: Click here for the full post

Tropical leaf and succulents decor via OEH & Afloral9

Office:

The Office makeover was one of the most fun projects in 2016, I love the new office layout. You can find the full reveal here.

Office makeover
Okinawa Office makeover

Reveal Okinawa Office

This is it for now, hope you got inspired!

16 Comments

  • Reply Linda Grubbs November 5, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Your apartment is beautiful!!

  • Reply OhEverythingHandmade November 5, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Thank you so much Linda!

  • Reply Kathy November 5, 2015 at 10:36 am

    It’s stunning Bettina! I would have never guessed it’s base housing. Love your bookcase styling and that farmhouse table!

    • Reply OhEverythingHandmade November 5, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Glad you like it Kathryn, it’s been a challenge to make this one work for me. But, it’s cozy now, the space grew on me!

  • Reply Aniko November 5, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, Bettina!!❤️

  • Reply Colleen Priester November 8, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    What housing is this?? My home on base in Okinawa does not look anything like that 🙂 Your home is beautiful.

    • Reply OhEverythingHandmade November 8, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      It’s in the towers on Camp Kinser!

      • Reply Colleen Priester November 8, 2015 at 8:18 pm

        Well, you have pulled off a miracle 🙂 It looks great! We live on Lester, so our housing is about as out-dated as it comes. I wish we had lighter floors (although that means more dirt showing) because our house feels a bit like a cave with dark wood-look vinyl 🙂

        • Reply OhEverythingHandmade November 8, 2015 at 8:55 pm

          Thank you Colleen. I have to agree the floors here are terrible, they get dirty so fast – I have to steam clean every other day just to keep them maintained.

  • Reply Megan December 20, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Those sure look like Towers! We lived in them from 2008-2011! You did such an amazing job personalizing them to your style and taste! I can sure appreciate what you started with, lol! Kathryn just invited you to a Military Spouses DIY blogger group I just formed (Marine spouse here!) and I’m so excited to discover you and get to know each other. I hope you’ll join in and we can connect!

    • Reply Bettina Johnson December 20, 2015 at 9:34 am

      Hi Megan, thank you so much for stopping by. Yes, the towers are a challenge for sure! I didn’t even feel like sharing anything when we first moved in. But after we got settled in, and I arranged all our furniture I felt like it could inspire others, especially those who live in base housing.
      I appreciate the invite to the group, looking forward to meet everyone.

  • Reply Heather January 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Hi! I love your space! Wondering what your thoughts on your wool shag rug from rugsusa? I’m considering it for our playroom but would love to hear about your experience. Thanks!

    • Reply Bettina Johnson January 4, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Hi Heather,
      I personally LOVE the rug, and the feel of it. BUT, it will create lots of dust bunnies. It took us quite a while until it stopped shedding (7-8months). We had it at first in our living room, and due to the traffic, I had to vacuum the room EVERY day because of the dust bunnies. But, after we moved, we placed the rug in our bedroom. It’s a beautiful rug.
      But, if your kids have allergies this rug may cause irritation because of all the dust bunnies it creates.

  • Reply Ariel September 27, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Beautiful space! I love the soft colours and am super jealous of all that natural light!

    • Reply Bettina Johnson September 27, 2016 at 8:15 am

      Thank you, Ariel. The light could be better (I have to manually brighten my images), but it sure is brighter than some of the homes I’ve seen on island.

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