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We are finally in our new place and loving it! Also, as a huge perk we have a fireplace! It is somewhat intimidating because it is such a focal point. There are many ways to make it truly shine. I love the idea of surrounding it by candles or having a statement art piece at the center. The furniture that circles the fireplace is also important; I want it to be comfortable and inviting. To bring in color–I think pillows and small accessories (like figurines, mirrors, or frames) or a bar cart can help. I even am toying with the idea of painting the area around the fireplace.
Here is one scenario I created–I’m loving the black and gold combo with pops of teal. Trying to stay with our new mid-century eclectic look.
Here are the details are on the photo:
Grey Side Chair ::: West Elm, $899
Pillow ::: CB2, $29.99
Candlestick Holders ::: CB2, $4.95-$6.95
Dessert Sun Mirror ::: Dot & Bo, $59.99
Logan Square Print ::: Etsy, $24.00
Bar Cart ::: Dot & Bo, $499.99
Teal Glasses ::: IKEA, $1.99 each
Faux Cowhide Throw ::: Pier1 Imports, $44.95
Dark Yellow Chaise ::: IKEA, $250.00
Happy home adventures!
Living in a studio or small apartment can feel cramped, but let these tips help!
I had to throw away a lot of my belongings when moving across the country–and then on top of that–I downsized from a two bedroom to a studio apartment. I have loved living with less (trying to be a minimalist instead of a hoarder ;)) but I sometimes feel limited in creativity when working with such a small space. I found these articles inspiring and encouraging. I want to tackle our new loft/studio with a new determination to make the space look bigger, feel homier, and show our creativity.
Let’s start by ways to upgrade a RENTAL space. Many of us are afraid to take extra steps to enhancing our rental…try out at least one of these awesome suggestions!
Here is a studio that is about the size of our current apartment, and they did an incredible job with the overall look and design of the space.
This is a beautiful, colorful space that makes me feel at home.
I am no stranger to limited counter space, but the apartment above has such an easy and practical solution.
Another visually attractive small studio space. I love the reading nook by the window. Having great lighting in your studio is going to make it look and feel bigger. If you don’t have it naturally, here are ways to get it!
From my studio to yours,