Move-In and Make Your Mark

Our custom furniture provides the perfect backdrop for residents to get creative and really make the space their own. Need some inspiration? Come back to this blog every week for our #MoveInMonday posts, where we're tackling a different room of your apartment every week.

We’re kicking things off with ideas to make your entrance-way warm and welcoming. Our resident organizer, GW, always says that one of the best ways to stay organized is to have a place for everything, and then put everything in its place. (Easier said than done, we know!) We’ve linked this post up with our Pinterest so that you can get even more inspiration to make your new apartment a home. 

A Place for Keys

If you’re anything like us, the first thing you lose is your keys. I know that I have a tendency to put them down arbitrarily and then spend 15 minutes looking for them the next time we’re headed out the door. We love the idea of a catch-all for keys, change, and any other random things you’ve accumulated throughout the day. You can either hang it on the wall next to your coat hangers or use one of our custom nightstands as an end table to hold one or more cute little bowls!

A Place for Outerwear

I’ve definitely been guilty of sticking my wet umbrella and jacket in the shower after a rainstorm instead of hanging them up by the door. Instead, try a rubebr mat for shoes right under your coat hooks. It’s an easy way to keep the rest of your apartment clean and dry on rainy days, and you can DIY some really creative options to show off your personality!

A Place for Memories

The best thing about college is all of the memories that you make along the way. What’s the use of all of those cute pics you take if not to show them off? Your entrance way or hallway is the perfect place to showcase your snapshots, momentos, or write a sweet note to your housemates. 

A Three-In-One

Nothing says "college" more than a little multitasking. In our model apartment turned office at The Legacy, we have a cork board/chalkboard combination with attached hooks and a little bucket to keep our things organized! Not only can we write little messages to each other on the chalkboard, but we can keep business cards pinned up for easy access. Plus there's a place for our coats and keys to find a happy home!


Keep checking our blog and Pinterest for more inspiration as the summer months go on! If you've already moved in, send us some pictures of how you decorated. We'd love to know what you love about your space!


"What's that place with the magic coffee?"

Every Wednesday night, without fail, my LPV group chat chimes. The conversation always goes like this:

HW: "Breakfast club?"

LR: "Yes! 8:30 at Green Line?"

Me (MC): "Definitely. See you in the morning!"

Thursdays are our “breakfast club” days, the days where we come into the office early and get administrative tasks out of the way. Of course, no breakfast club is complete without a cup of java, which is why we stop at Green Line Cafe on our way into the office. Not only is GLC only steps away from The Legacy, but it also has amazing food and the perfect latte. Their coffee is so perfect that whenever our Sales and Marketing Coordinator comes to check out the property, she says “Let’s go to that place with the magical coffee."

Our team loves their breakfast food. HW will passionately argue that they have the best bagels in University City, and if I could get their grab-and-go breakfast sandwiches everyday believe me, I would. My personal favorite thing that the (super nice) baristas have concocted for me is their coconut latte. The simple addition of some coconut syrup to their already amazing iced lattes gives you the perfect pep to get through the summer heat. Today, ML and I took our lattes (coconut, of course, plus a mint tea and a vanilla latte for our coworkers back at the office) out to their magical back patio for some mid-day TLC.


This spot is perfect for a morning meeting, afternoon study sesh, or a low-key first date. Check back every week for more hot spots and highlights! We’re checking out all of University City’s gems so that you can make UCity your home.