Last year I cured my sparsely furnished bedroom and loved the results. This year I decided to take on a slightly bigger project, the main living space. We live in a quintessentially petite (read: tiny) San Francisco apartment and our "living room" is also our kitchen, dining room and my home office.
We've lived in this space for almost two years now and are starting to settle in so things have started to accumulate a bit. We have an offsite storage unit but are limited to under the bed storage in the apartment itself so things have a tendency to pile up.
What I'm hoping to accomplish with this cure is to clear the clutter, polish things up and create a space that I love to spend time in while still keeping things functional.
There are a lot of things about the space that I really love, most of the key pieces in fact. When I sat and observed the space, I was happy with the shelves that we built, the leather sofa, our blue patterned rug and the arc lamp. I also love our collection of books and flea market finds.
What I was less than happy with is our gallery wall (we never really completed it), the overhead light and the bare windows. I also felt a little claustrophobic with the clutter that had built up in the kitchen and around the door, and our current dining table is not my favorite in terms of style, although it does create extra storage. Finally, I would love to lighten the decor up a bit. It feels a little heavy which isn't helping to open up the small space.
MORE OF KIM'S STYLE CURE:
- Kim's Interview: Beautiful Classics with an Edge
- Kim's Style Scouting: Texture, Vignettes and an Abundance of Plants
- Kim's 2013 Cure