A Colorful "Bohemian Meets Western" Studio Apartment in D.C.

A Colorful "Bohemian Meets Western" Studio Apartment in D.C.

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Morgan Schemel
Feb 16, 2017

Name: Kallie Seniff
Location: Logan Circle in Washington, D.C.
Size: 456 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented

Kallie's colorful studio apartment couldn't be more representative of her personality. She's an energetic, thrifty person and she found a way to combine these traits into a home so stylish that it makes me wild with envy.

Living in a 450 square foot apartment isn't always easy, but Kallie has created a space that is both comfortable and inviting and most importantly, not filled with boring neutrals. Her mix of old and new furniture and colorful textiles creates an interesting and relaxed atmosphere. She describes her style as "Bohemian meets Western," and I couldn't have said it better myself.

Kallie refused to fill her home with the most convenient, latest trends; she took her time acquiring all the personal mementos that make up her space. While walking around her studio, she told me stories of the tidbits about each artist and their work — one of which happens to be her mother. You can check out her Georgetown House here. A love of color must run in the family!

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Bohemian meets western with a dash of mid-century modern? Not really sure; it's always evolving.

Inspiration: My place is pretty eclectic so I didn't draw inspiration from just one place.

Favorite Element: The lamps on my TV table. They are by far the best items I have ever purchased. I put them on hold at the store over the phone and when I went in to pick them up they pulled the wrong lamps. Turns out I'm very bad at explaining things. Thank god they still had the ones I liked.

Biggest Challenge: Keeping this place clean! Especially because I am constantly dog sitting.

What Friends Say: Well my four-year-old niece, Ella, asked "KK why is your bed in your living room?" and then went into my kitchen and shook her head and just said "no." She doesn't understand DC real estate. While my niece does not approve of KK's pad everyone else always says, "This is so you!"

Biggest Embarrassment: My closet is a sh*tshow.

Proudest DIY: Not a lot of DIY, but I'm hoping to get more into DIY when I move into a one bedroom one floor down.

Biggest Indulgence: Honestly I didn't splurge too much; everything was on sale or just a really good deal. I'd have to say my sofa. It's by far the most expensive thing I own…and the comfiest!

Best Advice: Don't rush! Take your time to find some unique pieces.

Dream Sources: Anthropologie, Serena and Lily…I really like the second-hand vintage shops. Not having a car makes it difficult to explore a lot of the places not in the city.

Resources:

ENTRY
Glass Table — Leesburg Antique Emporium
Fabric Bowl — Gypsy Teal
Brass Floating Frame — CB2 (water color inside by 4 year old niece) Penguin Print — Brand Dave
Arrows — ShopVintage Sparkle
Agate Book Ends — West Elm
Sunburst Mirror — Nadeau
Red and Brown Basket — CB2
Green and black print — Carolyn Sewell
Working on my night cheese print — Etsy

LIVING ROOM
Paidge Sofa — West Elm
X-base Pillow — CB2
Fur Pillow — DIY
Mercer Round Coffee Table — Restoration Hardware Outlet
Anters — GoodWood
TV Table Lamps — GoodWood
Bamboo Side Table — GoodWood
Chair — Anthropologie
Faux Cow Hide Rug — Estate sale
Wooden Farm Table — Georgetown Emporium
Ladder — Nadeau
Blankets — Macy's
Naked Barbie Print — street vendor in NYC
Geometric Air plant Holders — Etsy
Bar Cart — World Market
Small Pink Print — Atypical Notion
Curtains — Homegoods
Large Painting of Paris Metro — by my lovely and talented mother Robin Jones
Flamingos — Amazon

DINING ROOM/KITCHEN
Adjustable Tri Pod Table — West Elm
Red Metal Stools — Wayfair
White Book shelf — Target
Bacon + America Print — Kii Arens
Bacon Tea Towel — Mariasch Studios

BEDROOM
Tall Leather Grid-Tufted Headboard — West Elm
Butler Bedside Table — Georgetown Emporium
Blue and Gold Swivel Sconce — West Elm
Pillows — Ebay
Charleston Print — 42 Pressed

BATHROOM
Marley painting — again, my mom!

Thanks, Kallie!


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