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Tuesday
Aug282012

FEELING BLUE

I'm not really feeling blue, but blue was the main color I chose when I started staging this apartment a couple of months age. It's important to narrow a color palette before starting any decorating project, whether it's renovating, staging or simply sprucing up a room. The challenge here was to make a few square feet look larger and welcoming within a tight budget. In this case, the living area was right next to the kitchen, so I needed to create a separation of both spaces. By painting the wall behind the couch but leaving a white border, I was able to create a visual separation for the living room—a trick that I often use and works wonders. I was lucky this place had somewhat high ceilings, which helped make the rooms appear larger. So I decided to take advantage of this and add some drama to the bedroom by using a tall tufted headboard. Since I couldn't find one tall enough, I created one by framing wallpaper with a tufted print to achieve the same look. It really came out great. Remember, keeping it simple and telling a visual story are two rules to keep in mind when working with smaller spaces.

Reader Comments (4)

LOOOOVEEEEE IT! I love that blue color too...
Aug 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
It's lovely! Is the bed available for purchase? Or is it a sweet combo of a separate frame and headboard? Would love to squeeze this beauty into our tiny space :) Cheers!
Aug 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMOA
Hi MOA,
This headboard was created just fot this staging, so unfortunately it's not for sale. I'm sorry...
Eduardo
Sep 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterEduardo
I love these concepts. Would visual stories like this work in a small 375 sq foot studio with virtually nooo direct natural sunlight and standard ceilings? I can't seem to decide whether to bring color into the space or leave it white....mostly because of the lighting issue.

Must add I have been a bit enamored/ partially obsessed with your blog of late....since I found it thru YHL. I have been looking for more 'designer tip' related posts exactly like that bc I really dig your sense of style....
Oct 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJentry

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