March 25, 2009
As promised, here are pictures of the apartment I just signed a lease for. Keep in mind, they’re in the midst of some renovations, so the floor has been stripped and the walls still need to be painted…but, this is a terrific before shot to compare with what it will look like once I get my little decorating hands on it.
This is the bedroom…check out the loft bed! I’m going to have this room painted in Ralph Lauren’s Pale Grey (#UL13)
This bookshelf hides a window, but no worries…no light comes in, when you look out you see nothing but a brick wall. Gotta love city life. This is going to be one of many DIY projects. I’d like to put up some type of backing between each shelf with a pretty design covering it. I will also have to take some hints from my friend Eddie Ross
at starting some sort of collection.
Obviously, this will be painted. I’m using Ralph Lauren’s Brilliant White (#ML01). I love white bathrooms, it sets the tone for my apothecary-inspired
I have a feeling this area is going to come in handy for entertaining…
Just your regular, makeshift apartment kitchen. Nothing fancy. I will paint the walls, though I’m still trying to decide what color. Maybe after I’ve lived there awhile, I can talk my landlord into letting me paint the cabinets a fresh white color, and just maybe
take off the upper cabinet doors to have exposed shelving like this
Painting this room the same color
as my last place…Ralph Lauren’s Embassy Purple (#TH59).
Okay, so not really a hallway per se…more like a door…but I am glad that my private spaces are set apart from my public spaces. I have every intention of finding a unique vintage doorknob at a flea market to jazz this doorway up a bit.
Okay, so that’s the “before” tour! What do you think? Any decorating suggestions?!