I am so excited about this post, and finally branching out a bit on my site to include some interior design. It is always something that I have enjoyed doing, but in our last place we outgrew it too fast and our living room became an extension of my closet/office, and stuff was everywhere due to the lack of storage. This is largely because of the unique set up of the apartment, which was a triplex loft, meaning the only door (other than the front door) was the bathroom door and the rest of the space was open, and divided into different levels. While Matt and I made that apartment a home for 5 years, we are so excited about the change and exploring a new neighborhood and decorating our space.
As I promised not too long ago, I plan to share each step of the way with you all and may have a few questions/suggestions so make sure to follow along via Instastories and Snapchat! I will be sharing a reveal room by room as they are finished, but thought it would be fun share some of my ideas and inspiration with you all along the way. I am struggling a bit with our smallest room (8ft x 8.5ft with a closet) as it will one day be the perfect nursery, but until then we want to utilize it as a guest bedroom, but with a pull out couch or piece of furniture which doesn’t take up the entire space. Open to any ideas you all may have!
Whenever moving into a new space I always like to start with creating a Pinterest board for each room/area I plan to update/design. I also create a few rough designs in Photoshop to bring my ideas to life and swap items in and out to see what looks best. I am an extremely visual person, so this is what works best for me without being able to have everything in person.
So, lets get into it shall we?! First up, the living room.
We just recently invested in the majority of our living room furniture with the help of companies like Driscolls Antiques and I absolutely love it, so not a whole lot will be changing in this space. We still haven’t got every piece of furniture yet though, I’ve still got to get some pieces for my living room. I’ve seen some great TV units around which will be next purchase. We went with a mid century/antique and modern feel, with the eames chair knock off and amazing couch design. What we never got around to was finding artwork for behind the couch, properly styling the TV stand and bar and adding a few planters and pieces to warm up the space and make it feel like home. So those are my priorities. Below are some before photos of the space, and I’ll be sharing “final” photos when I finish designing the space next month!
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