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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

"Big City Apartment" (almost) done

Put a fork in it, This Big City Apartment is (almost) done!
I did not mention this before but my nephew is a trail blazer, living in downtown Detroit, a city on the rebound. From Detroit City Apartments, he can walk to work, the Theater District, Comerica Field and Ford Park.  The building has tons of amenities, great views and large, well appointed units, the perfect situation for a recent college grad. 

Therese and her boys did an amazing job creating this....
from this!

 That is Grandma's hand knitted afghan, confiscated during Project Downsize.
Can you believe that Therese once thought it was ugly? This was a pivotal piece for our design!

When I said (almost) done the reality is that we are still awaiting the move in of the roommate and his belongings, but the living room is set up to accommodate his furniture and the artwork is staged to be hung on the wall surrounding the TV and media stand once they arrive.


I still can't get over the green chair, the perfect find for highlighting the colors in the afghan. And did you notice the license plate frame on the wall? It now has a mirror.

 For the bathroom, Therese couldn't resist doing a little embellishing on a plain white shower curtain...

Which combined with this 

really gives a boost to an otherwise mundane bath.

Remember my Design Plan for the bedroom?

Here is how it turned out... a piece of particle board cut to fit, some black duct tape, Target bed linens, a thrift store lamp, that cool painted side table, a Therese Marie Designs pillow and voila!

All of this installing and decorating can be exhausting.......

But the result is a very cool apartment which will be the envy of your friends!

You can let them know that "The Committee" hires out!

And then you can go and chill at the rooftop pool...

And on a final note, how about this for a hip outdoor reception area at Detroit City Apartments?

What a fun project!
When Therese added up everything she spent it was around $1800.
Considering that the only thing my nephew brought to the party was a desk, a chair and a few hand me downs (bedroom dresser and rug, LR arch lamp, Grandma's afghan and a few kitchen items)
I think she did an amazing job creating a stylish and functional first apartment don't you?

--------------Cathy--------------

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6 comments:

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG said...

I have really enjoyed watching this project unfold and now that I know it's just across the river from me in Detroit - its even better!! It's good to see revitalization there - congrats on a "cool pad" for the graduate!!

Jenn said...

WOW! This turned out amazing - so cool. I love that you used a retro afghan (which everyone has thought were ugly at one point) for an inspiration. Lucky it was kept! It's been so fun watching this space come together :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks so fun and masculine at the same time! great job!

pam {simple details} said...

What a spiffy first apartment you two created! I love the vintage chair and lamp and that headboard is SO clever!! It looks like a pretty hip building, too!

Holly Gruszka said...

This is so cool!! High fives to #TheCommittee They are certainly going to be the talk of the apartment complex - especially with a swanky reception area and rooftop pool!!?? The afghan is an essential element - I can see how that was used for color inspiration and vibe. And that lamp, well that lamp is so great. Enjoy it guys!!! And well done all around. If the boys are interested in any framed sports memoribilia photos give me a shout. Steve has a few on Craig's List right now with no bites so I can package them up and send them off if they are interested (and I can send photos).

Holly Gruszka said...

This is so cool!! High fives to #TheCommittee They are certainly going to be the talk of the apartment complex - especially with a swanky reception area and rooftop pool!!?? The afghan is an essential element - I can see how that was used for color inspiration and vibe. And that lamp, well that lamp is so great. Enjoy it guys!!! And well done all around. If the boys are interested in any framed sports memoribilia photos give me a shout. Steve has a few on Craig's List right now with no bites so I can package them up and send them off if they are interested (and I can send photos).

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