UPDATE: These photos are from September 2018. If you want to see an updated design of the apartment, head to my Instagram: https://instagram.com/citychicdecor
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The moment you’ve been waiting for: The reveal of my new studio apartment! Yes, you heard me correctly, it’s a studio! ?I wanted to keep a similar style to my last apartment but have more unique statement features. In addition, I wanted to complete the entire design & move on a tight budget which I was successfully able to do!
One of my favorite parts of the apartment is the view from the entryway. I absolutely love how you can see both my mirrors & my new neon sign.
I love pretty much everything in my apartment except for the console under the TV. Unfortunately, it came damaged, and I needed to glue many parts to make it stand! I’m going to eventually need another console.. just extremely lazy right now ?I do like how much storage is in it though! I linked it below just because I know many people who purchased this item had wonderful experiences with it. The reviews are pretty good!
I absolutely LOVE these geode knobs from Anthropologie, even though they were a bit pricey at $28 per knob. I painted my pulls to try and match the knobs but it’s not 100% there yet. I am going to hold off until I get a console. I am hoping I find one where I can still use my Anthro knobs!
ALSO- let’s talk about this neon sign. Isn’t it A M A Z I N G? I know I’ve always said no to quote decor, and I still agree with what I said, with some exceptions. I’ve been addicted to neon over the last year and so happy I finally gave in!
I know you’re probably asking yourself, “why didn’t she put her desk facing the wall?” There are two reasons: First, I wanted a view while working. Secondly, I absolutely hate desks that face a wall! I believe all desks are meant to float. I know, it’s a major OCD problem ?. I realize it’s not common to put a desk behind a sofa, but I actually really like how it looks in this space! In addition, I am planning on running the extension cord down the wall so it doesn’t stick out as much. That’s a project for this weekend!
I am also SO happy I was able to bring my Ballard’s etagere with me. You all know how much I l o v e that shelving unit! I pretty much styled it the same way as it was in my last apartment because well, I actually really liked the way it was styled!
The main event of this home feature HAS to be my sofa. I mean, isn’t it GORGEOUS?? The best part about the sofa is that it’s 1. velvet and 2. a FOAM pull out sofa. Yes, you heard me correctly! It’s a foam mattress and not one of those uncomfortable spring ones! I linked the apartment size sofa down below, which is the one I have (74 inch wide), however, I linked the version without the pull-out mattress.
Another favorite element in this new space is my new curtains. They are absolutely fabulous and pool perfectly onto my floor. They are blackout curtains with tulle in front for an extra glam touch. Unfortunately, I ripped a bit of the tool when moving in, however, I don’t think anyone will notice! I honestly might buy 4 more panels just to stock for a future home, because I love them that much ??
I know you all are wondering why I made the decision to have my bed come out vertically versus push it up against the wall horizontally for more space. The reason? I didn’t want my bed in a corner anymore! I wanted symmetry on both sides of the bed which I thought was worth giving up the extra walking space. To be honest, I actually really enjoy this layout as there is TONS of room on the left side of the bed to hide miscellaneous items ?If I eventually feel like it’s too crowded, then I can always turn my bed around. For now, I love the way it is. Also, you can’t really tell in the photos, but I have a decent amount of walking space between the bed and my closet (about 4 feet!).
Ok, let’s talk about my nightstands & wallpaper. The wallpaper is from AccentuWall and the nightstands are from Urbansize. I love the wallpaper because it adds a stunning feature to the bed area. I actually love how it helps separate the area from the living space. The nightstands are probably one of the best pieces of furniture I’ve ever owned, as they are built for small spaces.
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