My Rustic, Cosy Living Room – Eva’s Apartment

Welcome to the first look into my apartment. This is my happy place that I’m building for myself, and although it’s far from done yet, I just couldn’t wait to photograph a small part of it and show it to you. The reason why I’m so attached to my apartment this year is a deeper story than you would normally thing. You see, I announced back in June that I was moving, as I always do when my lease comes to an end after a year. I am a nomad. I can’t just stay in one apartment. I always crave a new experience.  After playing it safe and hopping around apartments near my hometown, I finally decided to do something crazy; move to somewhere new. Somewhere far. I needed a place with new beginnings and new memories to be made. My soul demanded new people to surround me.

Recently Andrew and I broke up, and it was the right decision for us both. I quickly found myself not sad that It was over, but enthralled of the idea of being a new person and finding out who “Eva” really was. I’m two years older then when Andrew and I started dating, and at that time, I lived at home with my family in a small, cluttered space with two dogs. I saw life differently. Innocently. I miss that time so much. Now I’m still the crazy, goofy, inspired, hopeless romantic that is Eva, but I’ve learned so much along the road to becoming more confident and being an “adult” (lol at the word adult).

Anyways. My apartment was something that I really got to start fresh in. A space that I could play with. It was my chance to have a blank canvas, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Like a 900 square foot present to myself, I got to reinvent who was deep inside of me. I wanted a space that I could feel at home in. I wanted to cosy up with myself late at night on a comfy couch. I wanted to invite my best girl friends over and have sophisticated college sleepovers where we talk about the future, while wearing overpriced, ineffective face masks that smell like spinach.

This is just my unfinished living room, but I really just wanted to share with you a little piece of what I am having so much fun creating, because every day that I spend customizing my apartment to who I am right now, I get closer to finding my happiness again.

Love, Eva & Paris, my loving cat that keeps me company in this new chapter of my life.IMG_0055

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Eva Gutowski

YouTube sensation Eva Gutowski (better known as MyLifeAsEva) is a fashion, lifestyle and comedy vlogger with over 3 Million YouTube Subscribers and 5M followers across social media. Each week, Eva shares room-decorating tips, Tumblr-inspired outfits, day-in-the-life videos, and more.

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  • -e

    OMG Tots Apartment Goals!!I looove it so muchh!!Have a nice new start<33 I am so happy for you 🙂 Hope one day I'll have a place like this 🙂 Please do a video with room decor so we can know how to style a room like youu <33

  • Oh my God, this is seriously amazing, the details are so lovely, the plants, crochet hanging and the geometric display are my favourites!
    Mantenso xx
    She’s AbouThat Life

  • SUPER CUTE, I love woody edgy style (does that even make sense?) But my furniture is like worn out a little like torn on some spots and unremoveable paint 😛

  • Victoria Thomas

    I love your living room area. It excites me on what your apartment looks as a whole. You have inspired and motivated me to redecorate my room. I just wanted to ask you where do you get most of your furniture from because where i live there aren’t many furniture stores that fit my style.

  • Lubomira

    Eva, I am so sorry for you and and Andrew. And I know that he doesnt deserve you. Youre living room is soooo adorable!!! It have amasing details, cute pillows, super cool furnitures… It is awesome! P.S I love you!

  • MeMyselfAndI

    I’m sorry about you and Andrew but still look on the bright side you have an amazing living room! Love you!!!

  • TruthOrFlair

    OMG I’m sooo jealous! Everything is just so pretty! It makes me wanna move into a bright beautiful apartment too.. but off course I’m moving into a small dorm room

  • Sorry to hear that you break up, great place to start new chapter. It looks very cosy and those woods looks so nice

  • Apeksha Ghumatkar

    Love that you want to make your apartment reflect you!

  • Lisa Eder

    Oh wow, your livingroom is GORGEOUS! Very excited to see the rest of your apartment (if you want to share that of course) 🙂

  • Your living room is just gorgeus! And for seconds I thought the cat under the table was actually paris haha
    And I’m sorry about you and andrew..

  • The Ellie Times

    Beautiful pix, love the pillows and the tiny table lights 🙂

  • Pareen

    Wow, your living room looks amazing! I hope you do a room tour 😉 Speaking of tours, I can’t wait until Girls Night In! <3

    • Talulah

      you place is amazing so like full of Nature.

  • taylor_samuelsun

    Apartment tour on you tube please!!!!! Your AMAZING!!!

  • Alberta

    Your apartment looks so fresh and beautiful! I love, love, LOVE all of everything you got! Hehe (:
    I’m totally a nomad as well and I think it’s awesome that you are trying to find out who “Eva” is again! Thank you for being so personal with us.
    You rock! 🙂

  • Skay

    Actual apartment goals!!

  • i just love the way you write, it’s just amazing :3

    ps: i love how your apartment looks! <3

  • Olivia

    Your living room looks so beautiful! Definitely using this as interior design inspo

  • valblogin

    Ahh it’s so cute. GOALS. AF! I love the way you write about your life. I can feel what you feel. Loads of love, Valérie. And i want to thank you for being my fave youtuber and my biggest inspiration ? ?

  • Melanieee ☀️

    apartment goals

  • OMG!!! Apartment Goals!!! I just can’t

  • Julianna Tramell

    How and where did you find your camera?Did you get yours on a sale? I have looked on amazon but they are extramly expensive.

  • Darya

    Your living room looks awesome its better then mine

  • Laney Duncan

    luv it!!!!!!

  • charlene forde

    loving the new apartment

  • Laura Senior

    Eva, first of all your apartement is so amazing, not just because it’s so pretty but because it reflects who you are and that’s the most important part ! I’ve been following you since you were that girl with black hair doing videos in her pink room. It has being such an amazing journey to see how much you have grown and you inspire me everyday. New begginings are always something exiting but can be hard, you always help me see the magic in every situation. I don’t know if you are going to see this message, but I just wanted you to know that you are an inspiration, and I am so thankfull that i can share your journey, and feel like you are the big sis that I always wanted ❤️


    I love your posts, Eva!!! You are amazing and you actually inspired me to be more myself!!! LUV YA!!!

  • LA

    so cute love it

  • oleeshay

    OH MER GERD! Your new apartment is going to be ON POINT! And when you’re done painting on that new canvas It’s going to be the most beautiful painting anyone has ever seen because it was painted with heart.

  • OMG your livingroom it’s going to be PERFECT!

  • Kocureková Maťka

    Eva! Your living space looks fabulous, keep doing building your cosy place to live 🙂 ♡ Also I’m watching your videos from your first videos to these days and I can say that I feel like you, I’m also trying a whole new start these last weeks and I broke up with someone too. I grow up with you trought the years and you always make me happy and make my days and eyes shine. So I wish you, that you find your Eva as soon as possible. I know its hard somethimes and being an adult its such a complicated procese and nobody can learn it ♥ But keep doing what you make happy 🙂 I looove your videos and this blog, I looove reading every single word. You make me happy in every video you made, you are a such funny girl! Love you Eva, my friend 🙂

  • It looks so pretty. I would love to have a space like this to relax in after a long day. Can’t wait to see the rest of your home when your finished making it as gorgeous as your living room.

  • Jacquelyn Nieto

    I love your apartment i hope to one day have the amazing decorating skills you have aquired.

  • Omg I am completely smitten with your living room. From the potted plants, to the fluffy pillows and even that wall hanging (which by the way is to DIE for), I kinda think this new living room exudes the right/older vibes. Oh, and I love how reflective you are!

    xx, Roxanne
    (p.s. pinning some images as rustic interior inspo!!)

  • Charlotte

    I LOVE your apartment so much so far. Please please PLEASE could you do a room your? Really need room insp. love you Eva ! xxx

  • I looove your living room !♥ I want a full house tour on your youtube channel ☺

  • jackelinemr

    Hi Eva im from Puerto Rico.. your living room looks simple but cute i love the colors that you choose. I just love it <3

  • gladys

    nice living room

  • Ashley

    Hey Eva can you do more how to survive high school episodes

  • andrea flores

    so in love with the “living room” ahh=)<3

  • I love your living room and all the rustic and warm fuzzy pillows! You should do an apartment tour!

  • StylishRanter

    I love your living room, I am so obsessed with plants and flowers around a home!!

  • Cali Hirst

    can you please do an apartment tour on youtube! your style is so inspiring <3

  • Miah

    WOW EVA! your apartment is adorable! Maybe you should make a youtube video on your apartment tour sometime. I would love to see were you got all of this stuff! Also can you please come to my house and redecorate my room thanks LOL <3

    • pseudonym

      Grumpy Cat (lol ikr) is from Michael’s, the candle is from Anthropologie (I got it today, love it! smells sweet and fruity), the string lights and gold prisms are from Urban Outfitters, and so were the books. You can get the wooden logs from home improvement stores or even Anthropologie! Tie them with white yarn to get the look Eva got. You can probably get the camera, really cheap, online. 🙂 for the couch, you can probably got it from a Living Spaces. Target has really cheap throw pillows, and I saw that they have a fuzzy white one that resembles Eva’s? I think that Eva got the throw sequined throw pillows and blankets were probably from either Urban or Anthropologie.

  • Alyssa

    Do you have your own apartment or do you share it with family?

  • Alyssa

    Oh yeah and how often do you post on your website and on your YouTube acc?

  • malika

    can u please start using your vlog channel
    and can u do a sister tag

  • Maya

    I wish i knew where some of this stuff is from.

    • pseudonym

      the candle is from Anthropologie, I just got it today 🙂 The string lights are from Urban Outfitters, and so are the gold prisms. Books too, from UB.

      • Elizabeth


  • felicia

    sososo in love with the living room !! can’t wait to see your whole apartment eva 🙂

  • Kelsie

    OMFG ur ampartment so cool… u should do a DIY with stuff from ur house!! I am like ur biggest fan I watch ur vids like everyday!!


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  • Youtube Life

    Can I live here? Can we be roomies? Cuz my living room looks almost identical.

  • Kenisha

    Please follow me on instagram at viners_and_youtuberrs. I love you eva (mom)

  • diy girl

    amaze could you do like a room tour on youtube
    maybe where you got it all ?

  • Abbie

    Beautiful x

  • Abbie

    I’m screenshoting these amazing photos to use as backrounds haha you are amazing photography xxx

  • Laura


  • Hannah

    Your apartment is goals. I want to be an interior designer when I grow up so I watch your decor videos 50 times each! Your video have given me so much inspiration! <3

  • ivonnearcar

    I think you have made a great decision! You know, sometimes people just need to change and experience new things in order to grow up.
    PS’ you’re new apartment is goals af !

  • Samantha

    I like it Eva and I am your fan

  • Paola

    its a really cool place you have, I wish mine could look like that.

  • Nicolette

    where is this stuff from

    • pseudonym

      Grumpy Cat (lol ikr) is from Michael’s, the candle is from Anthropologie (I got it today, love it! smells sweet and fruity), the string lights and gold prisms are from Urban Outfitters, and so were the books. You can get the wooden logs from home improvement stores or even Anthropologie! Tie them with white yarn to get the look Eva got. You can probably get the camera, really cheap, online. 🙂 for the couch, you can probably got it from a Living Spaces. Target has really cheap throw pillows, and I saw that they have a fuzzy white one that resembles Eva’s?

  • Natalie Harris

    Could you please tell us where everything is from? Like the couch, the pillows, etc?

    • pseudonym

      Grumpy Cat (lol ikr) is from Michael’s, the candle is from Anthropologie (I got it today, love it! smells sweet and fruity), the string lights and gold prisms are from Urban Outfitters, and so were the books. You can get the wooden logs from home improvement stores or even Anthropologie! Tie them with white yarn to get the look Eva got. You can probably get the camera, really cheap, online. 🙂

  • Amy

    I’m proud of you , Eva . Good Job !

  • orlagh

    Your apartment is so cool!!!!

  • Bri 1525

    Your apartment is amazing.I love your grumpy cat plush

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  • Sofia Torres

    Is she still in California ? pd: I love Eva’s apartment

  • Izzathi

    i’m really inspired by your living room decoration and i’m really in love with it!!

  • Sunny Zhao

    I really love ur apartment’s style! P.S I can improve my English reading ur webside ~

  • alisha bertron

    I love your couch and the pillows also the tv

  • Sofia Prado Martinez

    Hi Eva your are such an inspiration please help one new Blogger https://sophiephilosophie.word… check out everyday and my Instagram: sophiephilosophie1998.

  • Katie D

    First off I would like to say that I adore your apartment! I love the rustic, urban kind of look. I just also wanted to point out that you have a typo in your text. Instead of saying, “deeper story than you would normally think.” you said, “deeper story than you would normally thing.” lysm no hate just wanted to help.

  • Your apartment is soooooo cozy and looks like a home (at least to me!). I’m DEFINITELY getting a lot of inspirations to my future own apartment. Come to Brazil, meet your brazilians fans!! Love you! Xoxo

  • Liviy Akle

    I wish I was old enough to move out already, even then I probably won’t have enough money anyways 🙁

  • harper sullivan

    can you do longer diy’s for organization

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  • emilie

    your picture are amazing Eva and so are your video! I love you very hard!

  • bri

    what are you going to college for? just curious to know

  • clappytheclown

    GUYS! does anyone know what camera she uses? Please let me know if you do!

  • Destiny

    any one know where the dining table is from??

  • Maddy McCreless

    Eva, you are my favorite youtuber and I watch your videos all the time. I’m sure you get this a lot, but I absolutely adore you. You are so beautiful and confident. My favorite thing about you is that you are not afraid to be yourself. You truly inspire me. Every time I watch your videos my self-esteem boosts because I know I am unique and beautiful. I hope I can meet you one day and thank you in person for being such a great role model. I am so thankful I found you on youtube. You are such an inspiration to me and I wish the best for you always.
    -Love, Maddy

  • Jessica Mair

    Eva you are too good at writing. Your words have so much passion in them and its amzing to read as i love to write also, well maybe one day ive got to make it through school first. But you are a huge inspiration for me and i hope one day i will be able to write as amazingly as yourself. Evanators for life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lottie MoMo

    I love ALL of the photo’s! You have such amazing lifestyle home (And clothing) fashion, well done. You should be VERY proud of yourself!!! XX


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