I’ve been feeling the nudge to shake up my apartment. I told you about moving my dining room into the living room here. But, something about my living room hasn’t been right since…
I never liked seeing the side of the couch when I walked in the front door. Interiors that greet you subtly and draw you gently inside are pleasing to me.
The day after the inauguration, I had an overabundance of nervous energy. My family was gone for the afternoon, so I decided it was time for a shake up. I didn’t even have a plan. I just knew it could be better. So, off I went pushing, pulling, and tugging HEAVY furniture all over my apartment – toute seule.
The Husband had already shared his apprehensions over a design shake up. He stressed that the TV location was working and discretely placed. I agreed. BUT, the internal nagging continued. I had to try…
Let the shake up begin:
I first settled on the dining room table location and determined it was a lovely fit under our beloved Johnny McKee art.
I then placed the couch on the wall and began to build and layer a conversational zone.
The TV, while more prominent in the room, works here. It hides the wall heater. The room now feels more pleasant closer to our view over the city.
The new reading nook off my kitchen is getting lots of use for newspaper and book perusing.
Shake up verdict:
I’m happy with the shake up. My apartment feels fresh. And I’m reminded that design possibilities are endless – even in a small space. Don’t be afraid to shake up your own home when you feel the nudge. You’ll be glad you did!
ps. I’m thinking about shaking up the bedrooms next. Modsy.com, my new online crush, is working on a room design that would move the kids into the master bedroom. The Husband has opinions. I’m excited to share my MODSY experience with you soon.