A while back I introduced a DIY tutorial for handmade bird pillows that were made for a very special decorating project underway. Well I finally had the chance to photograph the finished loft space and have been dying to reveal it to you. Being asked by a special friend to help make her new loft apartment ROCK and feel more like home (on a budget) was no easy feat. In design school and through the business school of hard knocks, it had been drilled into my brain that one should never mix business with pleasure. But I was convinced that this time would be different. With a bit of DIY home decor from conception to completion, I had a blast working with Dee to decorate this cozy abode. And luckily indeed, this was one of the most enjoyable home decorating experiences to date. I hope you pick up some interior design ideas along the way...
The FREE wall art letters in this room were purchased at a local Arts &Crafts store and spray painted with a metallic copper finish. She wanted to remind herself every day to live freely. Ties into the bird theme here nicely too. I love how it turned out! The Elton Settee Yellow Sofa purchased at West Elm.
Digging in a box of vintage vinyls, we found really great records with inspiring artwork on the cover. Hall & Oats anyone? Yea, me too. Displayed.
Romantic and mysterious... that's my girl.
I experimented with tape after stumbling upon this DIY wall art tutorial and decided to sell it at one of my epic garage sales because it needed an appropriate home...but Dee took kindly to it, and Voila! It looks awesome in her living room. The walls are painted Bleeker Beige (BM site does not accurately represent this color, fyi)
Funky fireplace mantle decor- minimalist style!
We decided to leave the brick wall bare because it is gorgeous and warm and looks beautiful as a backdrop to this sea of indigo blues and deep corals.
So regardless the size of space you've been blessed with, it may help to remember that less is almost always more and that architectural details go a long way, no matter what style you're trying to achieve. Until next time...thanks for visiting my swanky corner of the design universe!