New apartment for my new future

I’m excited to announce that I will be moving across country to go to graduate school in a few months. The only downside is that I’ve been stuck with renting an apartment that is well… less than ideal.  A few problems I think that I will encounter are:

1) Poor lighting

2) Old boring appliances

3) Small Living room

4) Odd “L’ shaped bathroom

5) Selecting a good color scheme for each room ( can’t paint tho 😦 )

Me being an aspiring designer, I have it in my mind to try and pre-plan a few things before I arrive in the space and document the journey. I have a some design ideas jotted down but I would love to get your input. So, over the next three months I plan to post polls, pictures, and when I arrive share with you the before and afters as of now.

As of now here is a picture of what I will be working with as well as the floor plan. Comment and let me know what you think!






Hey everyone! This post maybe nonsense, but I just had to do it because I was really surprised.

While I can’t really take credit for this particular item, I can say that I am excited to see one of the wall papers that I spotlighted in my post Style Starter Up being used by the interior design staff of the Bad Girls Las Vegas (season 8) on Oxygen!

Please click image for more information about the wall paper.

I’ll admit that I’m not an avid watcher of the reality hit or reality TV in general, but  for those of you that are not aware of this show I’ll lay it out for you. The premise of the show centers around a group of seven women living in a house with psychological, behavioral and attitudinal problems to boot. With all of them claiming to be the baddest “bad girl,” there’s never a dull moment.  Each episode almost guarantees a series of physical fights, pranks, and rivalries. So, essentially  the entertainment value is based around a of bunch of women downgrading other women, which I am NOT a proponent of,  but who am I to say what’s entertainment. To each his own.

Anyway, please watch the first six seconds of this clip to catch the wallpaper. Its to the left of the screen while the girls are on the phone. And if your feeling a little bad why not watch the rest?…Until next time.

(Oh, and you usually see it more often in full episodes)

Style Starter Up: 1

Everyone has one; a room you just don’t know how to make special. Why not draw in that wow factor by creating a unique accent wall with a vibrant wallpaper or wall decals for a cheaper option?! Currently, my favorite sites to shop for such goodies are Design Your Wall and Blik Art. And lucky you, both of these sites host the following featured products.  Feeling inspired? Just click on the host link or on the product name for additional information or just some more options!