Are you absolutely Pantone Emerald green with envy over your friend’s amazingly cool apartment?
Do their exposed brick walls, granite countertops and Jacuzzi tubs make you lust for a loft like theirs?
If that's true, you may have a serious case of apartment envy.
Here are some do’s and don’ts on how to handle that jealousy with style!
DO make a list of all the things that are better about your own apartment than your friend’s.
DON’T tape it to your friend’s apartment door in the middle of the night.
DO pinpoint specific features that make you insanely jealous — like how you find it very hard to enjoy their waterfront view for more than an hour at a time.
DON’T list things like their smug attitude, ridiculous good luck or generous trust fund.
DO use your list of fave features to make a Pinterest board of ideas inspired by your apartment envy.
DON’T name it “Reasons Why I Hate My Friend’s Penthouse.”
DO ask your friend to come over to your place to help with decorating advice to make your apartment look more like theirs.
DON’T let your friend see the voodoo doll in her likeness you have hidden in your closet.
Apartment envy is a serious affliction — so serious in fact that blog posts are written devoted to the joy of jealousy.
Embrace your apartment envy and use it to inspire you to make your home more snazzy and special. Soon you’ll have the apartment everyone else is envying!
(DO invite your friend over for dinner to show off your newly-redecorated apartment.
When she comments on how your place looks better than hers now, DON’T say “I know.”)