Inspired by Max & Daniel’s recent home purchase and near-immediate awesome renovation planning (those two are unstoppable in their creativity and energy), I decided to share some planning and mood-boarding of my own. I’m typically a “wait until the last minute to decorate” person. Like, right before my parents come to visit. But with this apartment I really want to make the effort to make it a nice space of my own. So I thought that if I shared some ideas, inspiration and “befores” here, it might hold me accountable to actually finishing a project I start– for once.
So here is my living room, in all its off-white glory. The room is the first one when you see when you walk in and currently has an insane chandelier with iridescent crystals. I mean, why not? Also, this room- and every room- are covered in what looks like white paneling. It’s almost like wainscoting but not as cute. But since it’s all white, it kind of blends together and works in a simple country house sort of way. So I decided to leave nearly every room (except for my closet, which will be wallpapered) white. That way I can embrace a colorful textile or two (or three or four) and keep the remaining pieces neutral.
Because I moved from such a tiny apartment to a much larger one (about 450 square feet to 850) I really don’t have enough furniture to fill up the space, so I’m starting with the basics: a sofa (the one I recently had broken and re-built to fit inside), an armchair and a vintage woven chair. Oh, and a cat tree. I also have a marble coffee table I got from Brimfield. Beyond that, it’s all up for grabs. Let’s hope I can pull off something half as pretty as these inspiration images… xo, grace