My wonderful friend Meredith, affectionately called Dith by her nearest and dearest, recently moved into a new place. She knows I go nuts for organization, furniture arrangement, and decorating, so she invited me over to do just that. This is Phase 1 of Project Dith- I’ll be working with her more to find fun pieces to finish her place like a rug, pillows, curtains, etc. But for now, we needed to figure out the best furniture placement, tidy up a bit, and decorate with some of the items she owned already.
Here’s a floor plan so you can attempt to orient yourselves. I had to flip the floor plan provided by her apartment’s website to make it accurate to her place, so the words won’t make sense, but you’ll at least get a better idea for what goes where.
Here’s some before pics- Dith hadn’t quite finished unpacking, and the furniture hadn’t been arranged yet.
Dith doesn’t own a dining room table, but she does have a desk and sometimes needs a place to get work done at home. We decided for now to turn her dining room into an office. The large painting behind the desk and the smaller painting in the gold frame (second picture) were actually both painted by her grandfather, which I think is incredibly sweet.
We also flipped the TV to the other side of the room so that we aren’t blocking the window. The TV now sits on her Craigslisted Danish buffet turned TV console. The couch was another incredible Craigslist find- it can pull out to be a queen sleeper, and has storage underneath the chaise. I’m kind of (really) jealous of it.
I really love the personal touches that Dith has added with some items she has collected. The vintage glam lamp and cute chubby bird look great on her new TV console.
We created this little gallery wall in her kitchen, spotlighting Dith’s closest friends (including, ahem, myself 🙂 ). Her framed burnt orange print looks great paired with the turquoises and blues in the other picture and frame.
This little grouping might be my favorite. Dith’s thrifted Tiffany & Co. bowl looks great with the mercury glass candle and longhorn made from vintage spoons. The whole group sits on her signed Marcel the Shell book. If you haven’t seen Marcel the Shell, please click this link (you can thank me later.) Dith does an incredible Marcel impression- one of the many reasons she is one of my best friends.
Now that Phase 1 is complete, I’m so excited to start Phase 2. We’ll be shopping for/thrifting pieces needed to wrap up the rooms and bring them all together. We’re looking for a large piece of art to hang above the couch, a rug, throw pillows, a blanket, maybe some curtains, etc. I can’t wait! Half the fun is finding deals on all of the above- I’ll definitely be posting again with our progress.
Any of you moved recently? Anyone else love unpacking as much as I do? Just me? Cool.