12 My New LA Room
This is a temporary place for me to live, so I wanted to incorporate enough of my things to feel like home, but not go too overboard. The floor plan is totally wonky because we need two beds and the walls are interrupted with all sorts of doors and nooks. I still need a fantastic rug, and a bookshelf to go on the little wall to the left and behind the tv wall. I haven't really put together my little vignettes yet. Also, these photos are kind of horrible, you will have to forgive me.
I absolutely adore my vintage dresser that we picked up in Palm Springs. I look forward to shopping Craigslist and estate sales while I'm here to hopefully get some more great vintage furniture for my next apartment. My plan is to live here probably until next summer, or until my roommate comes home :) and then find an apartment of my own. That way I can save up for something great.
I scored those fantastic Michael Kors sheets at TJ Maxx. You can't see the design in these photos, but they are essentially as smaller scale version of the same patterns as the curtains, but in turquoise and white. I'm also pretty impressed white those black storage shelves. We have had those forever (I actually asked Santa for them when I was like 12...I've always been this way), and were planning on getting rid of them. However the closet isn't all that big, we needed more storage, and having the beds in the L-shape (which I like because it feels like a bed and a couch) creates an awkward narrow space where they fit perfectly. So, we kept them, got two more shelves, and filled them with canvas bins for storage. Then, I hung my favorite giant Stendig calendar (which stills shows that its August, but anyway) on the front to hide everything.
So what do you think? It's not perfect, but if you saw the condition it was in when I arrived...whew! I've worked wonders. My sister visited last weekend and said, "wow, it looks just like your apartment but all in one room." Haha....