Let’s face it, the dorm room life is a squished life. I was reminded of the fact as I dropped my younger sister off at BYU to start her sophomore year. We arrived at her apartment, took a look at the worn-out cabinets and shelves, entered the bathroom to see that the toilet didn’t flush, and there was mold growing in the corners of the shower. Typical college apartment, right? It doesn’t have to be! With the discovery of some mahogany stain under the kitchen sink, we spruced up damaged areas of the wood, bought some bleach and cotton balls to soak the moldy areas and quickly notified maintenance about the toilet (S.O.S.!) Thanks for the help, mom! With these projects underway, we went to decorating the (under furnished) apartment. Here are a few tips that guided us to making her dorm-like apartment her home for the next few months. We hope you can use and share these tips too!
In this day and age there are a gazillion options to choose from when it comes to finding inspiration. An APJ favorite is Pinterest of course, but Instagram has a special place in our hearts!! We wouldn’t mind if our job was to peruse these amazing accounts all day long…
We’re often looking for a design solution to bring our home or business to the next level. We tend to shy away from the thought of using large scale murals for a variety of reasons, such as the fear of looking tacky, but there’s a classy way of doing it! Here are some installations that prove it can be a great option for all of us.
Earlier this weekend and last weekend we flooded you with tons of pictures from our week at Las Vegas Market! I sure hope you enjoyed viewing them as much as we enjoyed taking them. If you need to catch up, check out Market Roundup: Boutique Home Décor and Celebrating 10 Years Part 1. The fun isn’t over yet though, here are the rest of our findings.
Hats off to Las Vegas Market for hosting quite the party last week! With over 5 million square feet of showroom space to see in five days, we were busy bees. If you missed my Las Vegas Market Tips post, catch up HERE to see how we approached this challenging feat.
There was an entire new floor at Las Vegas Market this year focused on Boutique Home Decor. As we talk with clients and friends about what they need help with in their home, a lot of them say “I need help decorating!” There are so many accessories out there for us to use in every space throughout our home. With all sorts of vendors catering towards home decor at Market, we’re bringing you a few of our favorites-I really think you’ll like!
A beautiful light fixture is like frosting on a cake. Hanging a chandelier over a dining room table is always a popular installation, but there are so many places throughout your home that light fixtures will add life to. We’ve collected some unique pendants and chandeliers (10 to be exact) that we want to install! Like, right now!
If you happened to miss our Confident. Fearless. Inspired. interview with Michaela Shallenberger, make sure to check it out HERE. Having such a trendy, industrial and chic home style, we couldn’t resist creating something special just for her. We hope you find this space something you’d love to have in your own home, Michaela. Thanks for spending time with us!
With the majority of my clientele being of the male population, I have come up with a tried and true formula for a kick ass masculine space-minus the violence of course! Incorporate these fundamental furnishings and any man is sure to love his décor.
Wonderwall Studios, headquartered in the Netherlands, is a creative studio that designs and produces wood panelling for walls and surfaces. They use exclusively salvaged wood and employ local, professional craftsman. In the words of Wonderwall Studios themselves, “You could say we craft locally and rock globally.” We love it!