Monday, January 7, 2013

Decorating a modern condo

Since we live in a condo, it can be challenging to mix my classic/eclectic style with the sleek modern lines and surrounding buildings that seep in through my windows. But I'm totally up to the challenge!


If your view is already colorful outside your windows, go with a neutral color base with furniture and add pops of color with accessories. Use a crystal lamp to add seamless lighting to a sofa table.

I created several seating areas by separating this love seat from the rest of the living room. It's a nice spot for reading or taking in the view to either side.


The classic lines of the furniture done in a modern way are perfect for condo living. Play up the height of your ceilings by hanging a mirror as high as you can and adding an oversized lamp.
To make the room more cozy, switch out the coffee table with a vintage trunk or add a jute rug. Drapery would definitely help warm up this space, but we haven't quite gotten there yet ;)

So what challenges do you have with your unique space?






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    1. Thanks Erin! It's always a work in progress since I shop waaayyy too much haha

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  2. Adi, which Home Goods in the area do you typically frequent? You have an incredible eye! :)

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    1. Thanks Bri, I go to the one in Beaverton mostly - the one at the airport is my backup :)

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  3. YAY, I love seeing pics of your house on here!

    You certainly aren't short on lovely natural light in there. That's been a bit of an issue for us in our downstairs sometimes. Let me know if you ever want help with curtains! Not hard to make! =)

    P.S. I keep meaning to call you... need to talk to you about something plus get house advice! =D

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    1. Thanks! It's mostly a matter of how to hang the curtains since we can't drill into the ceiling or metal framing around the windows - BLERG! hahah

      give me a call!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kira! I should do an update - I can't seem to stop shopping!!!!

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  5. Where is your loveseat from? I love it :)

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  6. http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/chloe-fabric-velvet-metro-living-loveseat-54w-x-36d-x-34h?ID=351408&CategoryID=35419&swatchColor=Granite#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D257%26ruleId%3D66%26slotId%3D15

    Is that it? I am in love with how you design everything! You are so talented. I may contact you to help me design my new apartment :)

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  7. Hey, where is your Tv Console Unit from it is devine.

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  8. I just stumbled across your blog and I love your decor! Where did you get your couch (the white one)?

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