Heloise’s “Ever Changing” D.C. Apartment

published Mar 22, 2016
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(Image credit: Photos by Abby Jiu)

Location: U Street Corridor — Washington, D.C.

I live up the road from President Obama and my place is almost 1,000 square feet. I decorated on a budget. I started my company while simultaneously moving into a new place, and it really leaves the decorating budget to a minimum.

(Image credit: Photos by Abby Jiu)

I prefer neutrals such as whites and grays for your bones, i.e. couch and chairs, and then like to add color elsewhere. That way you have more options for trading out pillows and fabrics down the road. As for my style, I would say it was originally contemporary, but I think it is ever changing. I will try any new decor trend, and I love continuing to decorate and change things up. So I guess I haven’t really landed on one particular style yet. To be continued…

(Image credit: Photos by Abby Jiu)

Most of my art is from places I have visited throughout the years. I will pick up a little painting or print here and there, and frame it. I think collecting art that is reflective of your experiences is one of my favorite parts of my home. I love gallery walls! I also am addicted to coffee table books. I don’t think you can ever have enough. They are multi functional as you can read them for inspiration and education, and bring a decorative accent in your home.

(Image credit: Photos by Abby Jiu)

I think my favorite room is my bedroom even though it is tiny. It only fits a bed and two bedside tables. I had to get real creative with storage since I wasn’t going to be able to have a chest. I also love rearranging my bookshelves. I will get one new accent and completely rearrange them. It is very distracting, especially when you work from home.

(Image credit: Photos by Abby Jiu)

The aspects of my home I love the most are the high ceilings and the lighting. I am in the middle of a U of the building (sounds very strange), but it gives me so much light in the morning and the sunsets I see facing west are amazing.

Thanks, Heloise!

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