life in a tiny apartment.

September 21, 2011

Tip #5: Splurge on pretty towels.

upon entering our apartment, guests* are met with towels hanging unapologetically on the bathroom door. we never remember to close the thing and so it gapes open leaving fuzzy, mismatching towels for all the world to see.
well, no more. we bought four turkish beauties here, and haven’t looked back.
mostly. james would be the first to tell you that these towels offer a rather different post-shower treatment than their terrycloth cousins. they require more work. a little more vigorous drying. slightly more aggressive sopping up of water from soaked locks. they’re not perfect, but they’re awfully pretty. and they dry faster than any towel i’ve ever used, which means they smell better, longer. major points.
* thought our place was too small for entertaining? this past weekend we squeezed eight people into this lil’ place. plus a baby. that’s right folks: 9 beating hearts in fewer than 250 square feet.

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  • Reply Mal September 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Those towels are so pretty!

  • Reply s a m September 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I live in tiny little studio apartment, and I just read through all your 250 posts. Such great tips – I definitely thing I need a prettier broom.

  • Reply Cindy September 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    the towels look so pretty and i'm sure your place is a cozy as can be.

  • Reply Deb September 22, 2011 at 4:34 am

    "9 beating hearts in fewer than 250 square feet"
    doesn't that sound like a great title for a book! Love your words Erin!

  • Reply Kayla Poole September 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I've been itching to try turkish bath towels for a long time. They're so aesthetically pleasing.

  • Reply caroline September 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm


  • Reply Serea September 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Love your blog, love your Photos.

  • Reply Steph W September 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Rock on with your small space!

  • Reply pierre September 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm


  • Reply another feather September 28, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    i love these towels! I always mark them as a favorite on etsy. I need to break down and buy some. I know what you mean about the linen/ cotton vs. terry. We have linen towels and they are kinda stiff and not so fluffy, but dry so quick and never mildew which is a super plus!

  • Reply Whim of Iron October 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I bought linen turkish towels a year ago and never looked back. They have become softer and more absorbent as I have used them. I find that they wick away water better than terry ever did, and certainly dry faster and take up less space in the linen closet. I can't speak for the cotton ones though.

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