Since we are saving for our first home, we’ve decided to stay in our small apartment since the rent is great (all utilities are included) and we love the location! Although there are amenities that we are sacrificing (no dishwasher, no A/C, not loving the beige carpet, layout of space), we have been thoughtful about our space by creating a design flow and functionality that works for us! We are loving experimenting with different eco-friendly paint colors, which is a renter-friendly and inexpensive way to change the tone of a space."
Inspiration: Experimenting with color
Favorite: Floor-ceiling-windows and dual entrances.
Biggest Challenge: Since our bathroom is in the bedroom, we needed a way to create privacy for ourselves and for our guests. We created a "hallway" by installing a simple hook/wire set to hang curtains. Since they are on hooks, we can take the panels downs when it’s just the two of us.
What Friends Say: They love the red wall! It’s definitely something we are “trying on” in our home. I never thought I would have a red wall but it’s been fun and we are enjoying it! (which we feel is most important)
Embarrassment: The heat! We have older slated crank windows that are not insulated. So in the heat of the summer, it’s pretty hot in there.
Proudest DIY: We decided to turn our eat-in-kitchen into an office space. We installed an elfa unit and are really enjoying how functional it is for us. Plus, we can re-use it in the future in any room as storage, etc.
Indulgence: High-thread sheets
Dream: Having a home with dedicated outdoor rooms and bamboo flooring throughout the space.
Best Advice Given or Received: Make your house your home, your refuge, your place to truly relax and enjoy!