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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Big City Apartment on a budget

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I have had another special project on my docket.
Once again I have partnered with my CSIL to design her oldest son's first, post college apartment!

Therese was a whirlwind of activity once we got the design down,
shopping thrift stores and garage sales,
sewing, painting and DIYing,
making Ikea and Target runs
and finally moving the boy in and doing the install last week.

We had a great space to work with and the building website even offered a free space planner.....

What made this project a blast was the fact that there was an "extreme" budget and lots that needed doing so we had to be resourceful.  My nephew owned only a desk and chair to bring to the new place, luckily his roommate would be providing a table and chairs, a large comfy chair as well as the TV and media stand.
Only 3 major purchases needed to be made, a mattress with frame, a sofa and the LR rug.
We chose versatile, inexpensive pieces....

Ikea Karlstad

Nate Berkus for Target

The rest would come from hand me downs and thrifted goodies like these.....




I know this thrift haul may not look like much, but stick with me, over the next week I'll show you the fruits of our clever efforts to make each of these items a unique addition
to a fully outfitted, well curated, budget minded, recent college grad's first Big City Apartment!

Have a great week!


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Holly Gruszka said...

Get out of town!!! Did Therese find all of this stuff? #bigcitymakeover!!!
This is such an awesome mix from the chairs and the lamp to the STING poster!! I am a huge Police/Sting fan so my eyes popped out of my head at that. How awesome - needless to say these guys are going to have quite the pad.

pam {simple details} said...

Dying to see you talented girls pull this together! I think it is so much fun when you have to be creative with a tight budget! I did a double take at the Sting poster too. :)

Jenn said...

Okay, those green chairs are amazing! I can't wait to see how this space shapes up!

Charlie "The Nephew" said...

As if I wasn't already pumped about moving in the to apartment, having three room full of amazing stuff just show up on my doorstep made it that much more exciting! I told my roommate that our place would be amazing before I saw a single one of these pieces. With Cathy and Therese, of course I was right!!! Thank you so much!

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