#23: Kelli's Colorado Condo

#23: Kelli's Colorado Condo

Mar 21, 2006

Name: Kelli
Location: Colorado Front Range
Size: 512 Sq/ft 1 Bedroom

Favorite resource:

www.modlivin.com, but the website doesn't do justice to the delicious assortment of mostly-affordable vintage items found in store.

What inspired you?

I've been deeply interested in trying to morph the ubiquitous Colorado look of sprawl, fake lofts, and all-catalog- designed rooms into something a little more sentient and affordable. My condo was an ideal candidate: sad 1980's-style with a humble yet clever floor plan, in a lively small town, creek and trails literally just out the back door.

I now have a more versatile work/eat area, more durable wood and tile floors, and a lot of self-made decor (end table lampshades, a magnetic suspended map, one-of-a-kind entertainment storage center, etc.). It's a casual, cabin-like space that better reflects the energetic outdoor lifestyle here.

Design Tip:

When in doubt, wear your favorite colors while shopping for specific design elements. You'll save time matching paint and fabric swatches to what you're wearing--if it's a match in the store lighting, it will nearly always match elsewhere. Plus, you'll look and feel extra swell in your apartment because you'll always be surrounded by colors that are great for you.

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