Good Questions: How Should I Furnish My New Pad?

Good Questions: How Should I Furnish My New Pad?

Heather Blaha
May 30, 2006

Dear AT,

We just purchased our first apartment and have no idea what to do with it. it's a vintage rehab in "West Town," Chicago. we basically need everything - furniture, bedding, window treatments...our budget isn't enormous, but we're willing to spend over the Roy's/Target budget on important pieces.

Unfortunately, my husband wants "red" bedding because that would be "different" - sigh...he has his eye on the new red & green bedding from Pottery Barn. I must stop this from happening - our bedroom's too small. How can I convince him that red would suck, and what should I present as an alternative?

The bedroom (above, with door) is 9"X13" and the great room (kitchen, living room, dining room) is 13"X20". The only thing that needs to be worked around is my upright piano (which I have no idea where to place). I'd be so grateful for any advice.


Who can help out Heather??

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