My name is Felicia. I stumbled across your blog while searching for ways of decorating my new rental apartment. I am attaching a couple of pictures, in hope of a little bit of output in return. :) I really want that NYC look, but i also want comfy and old/country style. (I want to re- carpet or add wood treads to the staircase- ask your landlord... If your landlord is interested in funding some upgrades- I would also replace your doors and casings and baseboards) You might be laughing now, but i am a mixture of everything and i love a little bit of every design out there. I am originally from NYC but moved to Pennsylvania and is more country style out here. I found some great loft photos to use as inspiration. Mixing styles is more than a possibility- just keep your country more shaker than French. Oh i almost forgot, i have a 19 months old son, and i been thinking that leaving the walls white might not be a good idea. I would just use a magic eraser- don't select your paint color in an attempt to cover finger prints. You naturally have dark floors and a dark brick wall- don't use dark paint. But with them white i can play with color more throughout the apartment. Over all i want a comfortable apartment where i can come home to and relax.
Thank you in Advance,
- Oversized Art
- Super Soft Rug
- Seriously Long Drapes
#1 Oversized Art - When your ceilings are as high as they are in your place- don't go with your typical sized wall decor. Check out this post- where I felt like that was the issue. Forget small wall decor- go large.