The Basement Floor Plan

You’ve already seen photos of the empty basement, but now I have a floor plan to share with you. I even drew it to scale (click to embiggen).

So much space! I’m going to have another entire floor of my home to decorate (YESSSS). I don’t have any firm design plans yet, but I’ve been gathering some inspiration photos and ideas over on Pinterest.

Lots of black and white, including some stripes. And I’m thinking small floor tiles in the half-bath and laundry room. And a big, old-fashioned sink.

MiY 6c: Cheap, Quirky, & Colorful Dining Room

Well, we’ve swung over to the other side of the pendulum.

The Napa dining table looked right at home in Anne’s modern country dining room, and it still looked great when her taste went more traditional. Now Anne has passed it on to her little sister Lia, who doesn’t have much money but isn’t short on colorful quirk.

The dresser is fantastic, no? To be honest though, Lia is on a super tight budget (she’s just out of college), so she found a similarly clean-lined dresser on Craigslist and painted it herself. She also painted the chairs from her sister, and put a bright aqua blue on the walls. Luckily the floors in her apartment are wood and in good shape, because she doesn’t have the money for a big rug right now. A paper lantern above the table has a ton of impact for just a few bucks, and a party banner and stick-on wall flowers fill the wall space inexpensively. Crazy patterned curtains add a whole lot of fun to the room, and colorful glasses and dinnerware play supporting roles.

We’ll check in on Lia again soon, and see how her dining room is progressing. She’s about to land a decent job, so she’ll have a little bit of money to add some new goodies to her apartment.

Brass Table Lamp

This has perfect proportions.

Empiric Studio Furniture

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