3 ladies in the city: Apt Inspiration
Yesterday I let you all in on my latest project. This project is a bit different than my traditional clients, because I’m related to one of them!
Now the apartment is not just my sister’s, but her two roomies as well so I had to take all 3 of them into account when designing the room.
Here is a little reminder of the before:
Now while some think this green may be a bit bold I love it! I’m a huge color lover so this should come as no surprise. The ladiesasked for my advice before they picked this color out a couple of months ago and I gave them the green light on it.
When looking for inspiration I tend to look through fashion magazines and clothing catalogs first before looking through interiors.I don’t want to feel like I’m simply copying a room I like. Fashion is a huge source of inspiration and tends to mimic trends in home design so it is a good starting point for inspiration.
While flipping through the latest J.Crew catalog I was hit with 2 great sources of inspiration:
They both have that fab green hue, touches of bling with gold, an unexpected quirk with the gray/white stripes plus a dose of girly glam with the touches of pink throughout. (*Caitlin you were the closest in figuring out what color combo I would go with! I knew you would be. I swear we are like long lost design sisters!)
They both give off a wonderful ladylike glam that I think suits these ladies very well.
Due to the budget the major furniture pieces will be remaining, sofa, club chair, ottoman, 2 white storage cabinets.
So will be making our biggest impact with accessories!
For my ladylike glam look I knew I wanted vintage pieces so I headed out to my favorite haunts in search of goodies.
Here is a sneak peek of what I found so far!
Two pillows made out of vintage fabric that were only 1.99 each!
Two vintage mirrors that were a total of $6 for both!!!
Small vintage plate only $1.99!
From my fabric stash my lovely bird fabric that was only $5!
Small oil painting for only $4!
Vintage scrabble letters that spell out their names for ZERO. The old home owner left them in the house and I kept them so now is a great time to put them to use!
Massively heavy alabaster vase for $4.99!!! Craziness when I went to Egypt I bought a teeny tiny alabaster vase and it was $60!!!!!
I also managed to throw in a little more modern elements by finding some leopard and a pair of Foo Dogs that I totally don’t want to give up!
I can’t wait to show you more, but alas it has to wait. I don’t want to spoil the surprise. Now I’m off to search for a dining set replacement within my budget. Wish me luck!