A Masculine Condo - Designed on a Dime

Hello All!
Can't believe we are almost at the end of October!  There have been lots of happenings over here.  Our addition is in full swing - we have the beginnings of walls and a roof!  It is so very cool to watch it all happening day by day. But alas, that is a post for another day.

Right now I'm going to show you the reveal of a project which recently wrapped.  I was asked to design/decorate the newly purchased condo of one of my oldest and dearest clients' son.  He had recently purchased his first pad in an up and coming neighborhood of South Boston.  The condo is not overly large - about 700 square feet - but it has great bones and the two rooms are a good size.

We needed to furnish and decorate the living and dining spaces and the master bedroom.  The only pieces of furniture that were existing that we had to work with were a dresser and his bed and headboard.

Here are some before pictures of the space.


This is the master bedroom, not a bad size - but the layout wasn't working for the space.





The dining area - I have no idea who that guy is!


The entire space - for the most part.  Living, dining and kitchen areas.



 The living room - check out the sweet plaid upholstery!  There are no words...



So how did we transform this "diamond in the rough".

We repainted the entire apartment, added crown molding - a move in gift from Mom & Dad - and went on an Ikea shopping trip.



This is the floorplan I came up with.  Things basically stayed the same in the living/dining area, but made a major floorplan change in the bedroom.  We moved the bed from the small window wall to the longer wall opposite the door.  This gives the room the appearance of much more space.


Now, on to the good stuff!  Here is the project board that I did for the client with, for the most part, all of the pieces we ended up choosing:


Clockwise from top left:
5. Dining Chair - Restoration Hardware - we ended up with these - on sale for a great deal!
7.  Lounge chairs - Ikea - the ones we have are discontinued.  The link is a similar version.
11.  Area Rug

We rounded things out with some lighting and drapery treatments from Ikea and some additional accents from Home Goods.

And now for the finished product!!!!  

Here is the bedroom first:

The chests are from Target and the rugs are two of these from Ikea put together.






The Living Room:





Dining Area:

Overall I couldn't be more pleased with how this condo turned out.  It is exactly what my client's son wanted, and my client is beyond thrilled.  Especially as we keep joking that this new pad is going to land him a wife!