I made the big move from the city to the ‘burbs a month ago to be closer to my horses and (supposedly) save money! I have not done much saving because I made it my purpose to design my dream apartment even with a shoe-string budget.
My design inspiration was a bit tough to accomplish and still incomplete. I wanted mid century modern design elements that include some bold pieces and stark color. My apartment has so much natural light, which I adore. However, white walls, white counters, and a beige sofa as my foundation created a very bland foundation. (See my desire for statement color.) I have slowly been adding these elements, but right now I am very happy with the current progress!
Hair Pin Desk – Room Essentials™TV Stand // Opal House Llama Basket //I picked up some greenery from Hobby Lobby for my Opalhouse Texture Green Vase // Threshold Chunky Knit Throw Blanket // Succulent and Moss Vase Filler in OpalHouse Glass Terranium // the flowering cactus is a Yellow Grafted Moon cactus and the prickly cactus is a Pilosocereus pachycladus found at Home Depot.
Coffee table in Rustik Oak // I think magazines are a lovely focal point and love a Garden & Gun subscription which is actually under $20 a year// OpalHouse Bamboo Coasters are under $10!// Boho Ottoman. (This is a dupe as I purchased mine from a local boutique.)
OpalHouse Textured Green Vase // Hammered Gold Bowl // Aloe Vera Plant// I found this gorgeous gorgeous rattan shelf at the Salvation Army for $25! If, they knew how much these are worth! I am so in love, but I found a similar Rattan Homemade Wicker Shelf and a Rattan Wicker Bar Cart under $120 with a similar aesthetic. (I will be purchasing this exact bar cart myself very soon)// My stacked Vogue provides my needed news and substance.
Crosby Glass Shade Floor Lamp Brass // My rattan wicker chair was the largest investment piece. I found it in the back of a local design shop. Here are some dupes. This is probably my favorite find in the whole apartment. Here is a Similar Rattan from Target// I chose stark blues and greens in my pillow choices, the Velvet Pillows, the Mina Victory Throw, and decorative Henna Pillow
Shibori Wall Art – Threshold™ // My throw is so worn, but hoping to upgrade to this Throw but if this is too rich, find a Similar Dupe Under $30// My bedding was another transplant from my previous apartment, but I found this similar comforter set from Target, the Kay Comforter Set // I wanted to incorporate different textures so chose to add additional throw pillows in white and off-white. Such as this Oblong Cream, the Faux Fur, and the Mina Victory Woven Stripes.