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First Design Project- Design 3: Higher-Budget Sophisticated

For the last design, since it was the highest range in the budget I wanted the look to be a little more luxurious. I wanted to really incorporate this flashy gold in every room, it was quite difficult to find everything to match but I was able to accomplish it. Something that is a little different than this design is …

First Design Project- Design 2: Lower-Budget Industrial

For Tré’s second design option for his new apartment I wanted to go with a more industrial rustic look because I know this is a style that is pretty popular for men and I thought it would be a great way to incorporate his color choice red into the design. This design is kind of out of my …

First Design Project- Design 1: Lower Budget Contemporary

For my first design for Tré’s apartment, I really got inspired from the soft pinks and burgundy’s I saw in some of the photos from his Pinterest Board. I wanted to do my take on utilizing these feminine colors in a masculine space, so I added black as another key color to darken up the space as well as introduced …

Design Project: 2. Establish a Budget

I have gotten a little more insight on Tré’s preferred budget for his new apartment and I came up with a strategy to provide various options all with different budgets. First apartments are hard because you would like to have a fully furnished house but in reality furniture is expensive and it takes time to fully invest into your home. My solution …

Inspiration is Easy to Find

One thing I love about interior design is that creativity is limitless and you can honestly pull inspiration from just about anything. You can gather inspiration from other homes/spaces, nature, color pallets, animals, the options are endless and they can really come up at any time. Just the other day I was getting a pedicure and as I was in the chair …

First Design Project- Define his home style

My last post regarding my newest design project on designing Tré’s new apartment I had explained some of my challenges and how I plan to approach my first project. As mentioned from the last post, First Design Project- Challenges and Approach my first step to my approach is to define Tré’s home style. I needed to gain a better idea …

Canvas Painting Hanging Hack- Perfect for Dorms or Apartments

Just the other day my roommate and I discovered the most genius life hack for hanging canvas painting that is extremely inexpensive, sturdy, and avoids the big holes in the walls. This hack would be perfect for dorm rooms and apartments when you want to spice up the walls without leaving any holes, which results to an annoying and expensive repair fee …

First Design Project- Challenges and Approach

Since this is my first time actually designing a space for a client, I truly have no idea what I am doing. This will be an opportunity for me to learn hands on and it will help me develop a methodology for project management for future projects. Conquering ambiguity is both exciting and nerve racking for this process as I would like …

First Design Project- First Apartment

I am excited to share that my design expertise has been requested to help my friend design his new apartment. My friend Trè had reached out to me because he knows that I am passionate about interior design and would love to start building a portfolio for myself. Trè has recently moved to Connecticut for …

First Apartment: Before

At the end of August, I moved into my first apartment off campus with three of my friends. The apartment has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms along with a kitchen and living area.  The complex is geared towards college students so basic furniture was provided. Here are some before pictures of when I first moved in. I am excited to share the …