Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Day 319's enviable space
While there is something to be said for having an entire house to spread out in, I'll be the first to admit that apartment life was, in many ways, somewhat simpler. Less space meant it was much less expensive to furnish, and was also much easier to maintain! For those of you who are apartment dwelling and lusting for more space, take a look at what designer Ashley Whittaker did with her little New York City apartment.
In the living space, mis-matched and reupholstered furnishings (including several cute footstools) lend a collected look to the room. Traditional pieces such as the mirror over the sofa are mixed with lower-end pieces (like the robins-egg blue Lack bookshelves) create an appealing and attainable mix.
Notice the satin trim on the sofa skirt -- very Suzanne Kasler!
To save space in the bedroom, Ashley eliminated one of the bedside tables and mounted swing-arm sconces on either side of the bed. I love this -- great for reading. I love the wallpaper, too!