As I'm getting older, my appreciation for beauty expands. Not only do I notice the power of a great outfit, the delicate details in a flower, but I'm also beginning to truly appreciate the beauty that you surround yourself with. This means amazing friends, where you live, and the home you wake up to.
I am guilty of possessing furniture that I purchased right out of college. Think cheap, bare-bone, utility pieces in the most awful monochromatic color scheme.
So, when my little sis decided to move to California, I wanted to do it right. As she was moving here with minimal stuff, it was the perfect chance to start from scratch, the RIGHT way.
Given the preposterous prices of rent in Northern California, her space is humble. Aside from the kitchen, closet and bathroom, the remaining 214 square foot rectangular space had to hold a place to dine, to sleep and to chill.
Here it is. Cozy and in perpetual shade. However, the features of the apartment: walls, flooring, kitchen, bathroom were nicely updated. A neutral gray laminate floor. A gray with beige undertone wall. Perfect to match with almost anything.
First step was to measure the room and plan the layout carefully.
Then, I needed to understand my sister's needs and aesthetics. While she gravitated to earthy, boho, organic decor designs on Pinterest, she would always ogle at glamorous gold features and trendy geometric sculptures at Homegoods.
This is representative of one of her Pinterest inspirations:
She lit up around luxurious items like gold, large geometric patterns, but when at the computer, she always preferred organic, washed-out, textural looks.
So, we ended up with something in between. Here's a mash-up of what's being put together:
We're both really excited to see how it turns out. As soon as it's done, I'll be back with the finished look. Thanks for coming on our first decor journey with us. Till next time. :)