Our sweet friend Lindsey just moved into her new studio apartment this week! So exciting! She asked me to help her find a simple design solution for her space. Because it’s a studio apartment, everything blends together: the bedroom, dining and living space. We wanted to create something that flowed and worked seamlessly together. We also wanted to use items that were mainly hand-me-downs and thrifted! This was such a fun challenge for me and I think the end result worked perfectly for her. Here are a few before shots of the space I was working with:

Studio Apartment | Before

Studio Apartment | Before

Studio Apartment | Before

I told you it was a small space! But I’m so excited to share with you the end result. It’s amazing how much bigger the space feels and how everything has completely transformed. The most important thing is, it screams Lindsey! 

Studio Apartment | Before

This was my first experimental design project, outside my home. It had it’s challenges, but I’m glad it stretched me in that way. I had to think outside of my realm of design and comfort zones and go beyond all that. I really had to get into the shoes of my client and out of my own head. There are a few things I would still like to do, like her bedroom area! Perhaps add a nice shelving unit, some fun art for the walls and a bit more color and texture. For now I decided to show you how we created a warm, cozy and eclectic space! It’s fun, colorful and perfectly sweet – which is exactly how I would describe Lindsey. So I would say this design project was a success! Here’s the new and improved space:

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Studio Apartment | Before And After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

Rental Studio Apartment | After

If you can believe it, everything in her apartment was either passed down to her or thrifted! We did good! The only items that were purchased new were the curtains, curtain rods and bedding. We stayed on budget and still created a unique and one-of-a-kind space. You can tell she has a love for vintage and eclectic pieces. It creates a nostalgic and romantic atmosphere. What do you think?!

XOXO, Lidy

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