REDEFINING

We have gone between redecorating, buying a place, renting a bigger place, and back to redecorating more times than I would like to mention over the past few months. Today I woke up bright and early at 7:15 in what M likes to call "my cleaning mood" and was ready to make some changes...
 
Working mostly, or entirely with what we've already got, I'm ready to add in a new sofa and work on the overall feel of the apartment. Originally styled very boldly, I'm ready to quiet things down a little bit. I'm dying for a white sofa, but that's just out of the question thankyou pets! ...


Despite the bold color, I plan to highlight the soft glamor of the gorgeous silk curtains that already exist against the white shelving and expansive windows...


 

On the blank wall that will be behind the new sofa... I'm going to highlight some of our favorite memories with a frame collage on some thin, free floating shelves...

[via] lonny mag

and finally, work in a new ottoman or coffee table to give more space to set a few things down, and highlight some of our favorite books and greenery. 

The main objective being to simply make the space feel bigger. Any of you living large in a small space with tips?


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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

REDEFINING

We have gone between redecorating, buying a place, renting a bigger place, and back to redecorating more times than I would like to mention over the past few months. Today I woke up bright and early at 7:15 in what M likes to call "my cleaning mood" and was ready to make some changes...
Working mostly, or entirely with what we've already got, I'm ready to add in a new sofa and work on the overall feel of the apartment. Originally styled very boldly, I'm ready to quiet things down a little bit. I'm dying for a white sofa, but that's just out of the question thankyou pets! ...


Despite the bold color, I plan to highlight the soft glamor of the gorgeous silk curtains that already exist against the white shelving and expansive windows...



On the blank wall that will be behind the new sofa... I'm going to highlight some of our favorite memories with a frame collage on some thin, free floating shelves...


and finally, work in a new ottoman or coffee table to give more space to set a few things down, and highlight some of our favorite books and greenery. 

The main objective being to simply make the space feel bigger. Any of you living large in a small space with tips?


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10 Comments:

Blogger Samantha Kay said...

I woke up in a "cleaning mood" too... The closets are completely organized now. Much better!

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May 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Lily said...

What great ideas. I just moved into a new place and am still in the process of organizing and decorating...definitely takes some time. I love the idea of the floating shelves and silk curtains !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

May 24, 2011 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Lia {sprightly} said...

I know where you're coming from. Our place is on the market right now and I've gone between not wanting to leave and just redecorating, to moving to a new place, to renting somewhere where we could never afford to buy. Our place is pretty small right now and I find that the less stuff we have, the easier it is to stay organized and make the space look larger.

May 24, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Kori Donahue said...

I wish I could redecorate! Have you heard my good news about the paperback version of my novel? I hope you can head over and check it out! Have a fabulous day honey! Kori xoxo

www.blondeepisodes.com

May 24, 2011 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

I want a white sofa too but I have a black dog and a newborn. It's not happening

May 24, 2011 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

These are great ideas! Woulde also love a white sofa and the silk curtains sound divine x

May 24, 2011 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I would also love something cleaner and clearer but it is so difficult to maintain

May 24, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Allison Egan said...

Wonderful ideas! I love the picture gallery with free floating shelves! perfect since you can move things around and tweak as you want! (which for me would be all the time :)
xo Allison

Spicer + Bank
www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

May 24, 2011 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

How exciting and FUN! I definitely think white creates the illusion of more space. We recently painted our whole apartment white and the sense of space we experienced a a result was incredible! Also, lots of mirrors! xo

May 25, 2011 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

how about ideas for brining unity to an open floor plan! I feel like my living space (huge!), dining room, son's playroom and the kitchen all need to coordinate because they are visible at the same time. How do I unit the rooms without feeling like I have to use the same colors throughout? I want to mix it up!

May 27, 2011 at 11:36 AM  

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