Thursday, October 13, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

I didn't see the Transformers movies, but I imagine I am in the Dark of the Moon phase of this apartment transformation. I moved in a year and a half ago and immediately decorated it like this:

But as you know I can't stand things for much longer than six months. Well, I can stand the things, but I want OTHER things every six months and have neither the room nor the funds for them. So everything in this room was sold and now we are at this point:

I am pretty proud of the things I have done. I always wanted a huge Beni Ourain from Morocco and I got it. We sell this cypress/lucite coffee table in my store for $4k and I challenged myself to copy it for less than a grand and I did. The huge lucite desk and mirrored 70's buffet that you can't see were fabulous Ebay finds, and you were with me for the reupholstery of the green monster velvet sofa.

But there is still so much to do! The desk chairs (and 3 other chairs in my apt) have to be recovered, I need art over the sofa and a mirror over the tv credenza, I need a second West Elm lacquer bookcase as I am creating a tiny library feel over there, I need a bigger black hardback shade for the brass desk lamp, maybe a floorlamp or large fig tree (but I can't keep them alive).... and this is all before we even get to the bedroom!

So I have been pretty overwhelmed thinking of what needs to be done in my little rental, until I just looked at these pics with fresh eyes. I have accomplished quite a bit. I have to focus on my clients and my school exams and then the holidays for the next couple of months, but hopefully this room will be finished on the 2 year anniversary of me living in the apartment. The end of February is the goal! Are you working on any ongoing projects? Would love to see the progress!



Amanda Hill said...

That desk is fabulous!

Danika Herrick said...

AH! Its a terrible sickness we have. Glad to see I'm not alone. I almost finish a room and I am already wanting to do something else. Looks great!
P.s. I had to click because of the title and the fact my son has made me watch all the Transformers movies lately.

Heather (love your space) said...

I was just thinking how long my list is, despite non-stop projecting for a year.

These photos totally show how different a room's layout can be even with the couch in the same place!

Looking good....!

Lonely Wife Project said...

Thank you thank you thank you for showing us this progress! I already love everything about it. Especially the coffee table! Seriously, it's so good. You are tres talented friend :)

Erika [small shop] said...

You know i love your style! Your desk and eBay chairs are amazing. And I had to thank you again for the rug resource. I still totally love mine. Hopefully I'll get my living room done one day and I'll actually take pics too!!

Lily said...

My whole apartment is still an ongoing project ! It takes a while to get everything the way you want it on a budget !! That coffee table looks gorgeous..would love to see more photos and more of the mirrored buffet !! Everything looks amazing !


Jamie L. said...

loving the cream!

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

So fresh and sophisticated!! You have great taste, thanks for sharing!