Hey... Hey... Hey!!!! Hope you all had a good weekend and Superbowl Sunday.
On Saturday the Manfriend and I went to visit our friend, Jeff in Fayetteville, NC where he is stationed. Jeff is one of our closest friends, and he JUST returned home from a year-long tour of duty in Kuwait. Jeff asked if I would help him decorate his condo, and happily, I accepted the challenge.
He has a really nice place, but it could definitely use some TLC... a woman's touch if you will. SO... off we went. I always joke that as long as I have a TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Target... I can decorate an entire house. I tested that theory this weekend, and it proved to be true.
My main objective was to bring some "light" into the space. It felt dark and hotel-like. It was super clean and neat, but it didn't look lived in. Jeff wanted to invest some dough in making his personal space light, airy, and comfortable. A place with a good energy. A place he could be proud of.
So... if you're interested in the details... this is what I did. Everything was done for about $2000. It took 3 hours of shopping and 2 hours of decorating. The guys came with me to push the carts and pay the bill, but other than that they just hung back. When it was time to go "home" with everything, they unloaded, put it all in the house for me, and off they went on a beer/dinner run and left me to do my thaaaaang in peace.
|Dining Room: Before|
|After: I added a rug (over carpet) to define the space and then I "set" the table.|
|I got a funky shower curtain (not too feminine, not too masculine). I bought a wooden bath mat for in front of the shower (something with a bit of texture... something different), and brought in little wooden accents with the shower curtain hooks.|
|I used the blue/gray color from the shower curtain for some sink accessories, and brought in more light wood. Again, I like to mix and match, instead of buying all of the same accessories.|
|I am obsessed with this candle. It smells like cologne. IT.IS.AWESOME.|
|The Guest Bedroom: Before|
|After. I chose an all white comforter with some textured lines in it, dark blueish-gray sheets and punched it up with some mix and match throw pillows.|
|So... you may have noticed that the end table, lamps, and coffee table in here are from the "before" living room. I liked them in the living room, but they were a bit too big for the space and too dark. They work perfectly in here though.|
|Another "before" of the Living Room from a different angle.|
I hope you enjoy it, Jeff. Thanks for trusting me with your space... and yo money! HA! XO