chabby chic


At Apartment CPR, having a personal and beautiful space of your own to come home to at the end of the day is our primary goal.  Our latest client was in dire need of that feeling. She had lived in her apartment already for 3 years and couldn't decide what direction she wanted to go with her space. We like to call her "Paralyzed by Possibilities". She has great taste and likes many different styles but can't quite figure out how to put everything together. That is where we stepped in.  After chatting during our consultation we decided to really go for it. Not shying away from color or pattern and mixing in old and new pieces.


The Entry Way


We re-purposed a secretary desk into a bar, also added a mirror, coat hook, and entry table. We chose some rich purple and gray damask fabric to reupholster what was once an ordinary white bench. To finish off the space we added some existing art from around the house.


The Living Room

This room had a lot of space to work with. First we started with a turquoise over dyed rug and hand painted a thrift store coffee table. Above the couch we placed a gallery wall but chose to hang the pictures from the picture molding. Using metallic chains at varying lengths not only saved us from putting a ton of holes in the wall but also helped add to the vibe of the room.  Blinds and curtains were added to elongate the ceilings and add privacy.  Our favorite area of the room would have to be the dining area. The chairs are as custom as custom can get. They were purchased as stained wooden frames with no seats. The frames were then painted a dark gray and then finished with dark furniture wax to add depth and texture. Once the frames were finished it was time to go find the fabric. We went with a flashy stripped velvet to really add a fun pop of color and texture. We vinegar stained the table to bring out the existing wood grain. The pendant lighting was a ceiling fixture that we turned into a plug in with a dimmer. The mirror was a reclaimed piece that we dry brushed with a bit of the gray paint and was then dismantled and distressed.  Last but not least in this room we chose to mount our clients guitars and banjo. Not only are beautiful to look at but getting them up off the floor was essential.

The Bedroom

And finally, the bedroom. Our client wanted cozy but sexy, well she got it. We went with a round, over dyed, distressed rug to round out the floor space. Everything is the room was very square and linear so we wanted to break that up a little bit. Next had moved the client's existing mirror to the entry way and found a gorgeous, leather embossed framed mirror.  Deep plum curtains were a great way to add length to the room and darken it for sleeping. Adding two tall side tables with matching glass lamps was a great way to fill out the room and frame the bed. Over the bed we hung our client's favorite Vargas girl prints and framed them in various sizes. Updating the duvet and throw pillows brought in more feminine textures and just for a fun, personalized touch, we added the "L" marquee light.

All in all "paralyzed by possibilities" was thrilled with her completed, customized oasis.