A New Home

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On Monday I will arrive at my new studio apartment. It is a LOT smaller than the place I am currently in, but significantly nicer. It is also devoid of some of the memories of my old place…

Since having a well-kept home is a big part of my goals towards being elegant, I have thought a LOT about how I want this place to look, and the mood I want to create when a person enters. Honestly in terms of being an elegant person, starting with the ascetics and working inwards seems to be the easiest, as personality changes can take quite a concerted amount of effort, and will probably be best left for “last”.

Here in the kitchen I will probably install some “fairy lights” in that alcove up top. I really want to brighten up that space. I could probably also use it as a storage space… maybe for the few books of mine that are going to make it to the new place with me? Luckily with my kindle I can abandon some of the books I have to make room for other things that I have (don’t worry, they’re going to a good home). I have a lot of “red” things already, so the blue and purple color scheme will be expanded to include red in this space.

View from Kitchen into Living Space

My color scheme seems to be black, white, tan, copper… my current beddings are white, purple, black, blue… a little bit of tan. It should actually match pretty well. I’m planning on playing up the color side as much as I can. The first thing I want to do is get rid of those curtains! I understand that the current design trend for curtains is to have floor-to-ceiling ones that extend a bit past the window width wise. I may keep the black though, but I will just go for larger and longer.I will also probably install some “fairy lights” to brighten up the room, as well as some accent lights (which, as long as mounted on the walls or up high, will probably be copper to bring in that color as well). Mirrors will also probably come heavily into play in this design. Do you think knowing how to do things around the house is elegant?

Bathroom

I’m wondering if that stool would work in the kitchen against the bar. Probably way too short. May abandon it, depending on how everything else works out space wise. Maybe I could turn it into extra storage for perhaps beside the bed? We will have to see. In here I will continue the blue and purple color scheme, I would also like to add green. Help separate the three main areas from each other. I would like to make use of the space on the walls for art! The mirror looks bolted down so I’ll have to deal with that. I wonder if I could paint it black since it doesn’t really match the rest of the decor.

Bathroom Door (I think?)

I really can’t wait to get there to figure out what in the world is going on with that bathroom? I want to know what that “window” thing is, and what it faces in the bathroom. It’s a shame I haven’t been able to see inside yet. The other problem is I’m not sure where my couch is going to fit in all this. It fits perfectly in my current place (which has an office, a real living room, a real bedroom, etc), but I’m not sure what to do about this space. I also have this huge desk… luckily my cousins are going to let me use their storage space, but I’m really not sure how to organize the three pieces of furniture I own in all the world. Until I get a job and get situated, I’m really not going to have a lot of money to replace furniture or really make the place look nice, so I’m not sure what to do there.

I mean, my couch (brand new) already needs to be reupholstered (it got turned into a puppy chew toy)… that’s going to cost a pretty penny but at least I can get it to match everything else.

Current Office Space (With Boxes)

My current “office” room all packed up and ready to go. I will miss the space but I will not miss the design of the carpet or the walls, neither of which I was allowed to alter. Well–to be fair, the wood was pretty cool, the carpet was not.

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