Uniquely Curated 500sqft Apartment

 

I had the pleasure of photographing one of my good friends' apartment towards the end of the summer. This place is uniquely hers with carefully handpicked pieces that she personally curated. She even took a second-hand sofa and reupholstered it herself to match her vision. Her style is very eclectic; she combines midcentury modern taste with her own bohemian vibe making her small 500 square foot apartment truly unique. Taking her design career to the next step she is working in Toronto for a furniture manufacturer and is sad to leave this apartment behind. But, I am very excited to see how she curates her new city apartment! 

 

Here is a photo tour of her current apartment, I hope you enjoy!

 

 The front porch to her apartment: featuring her amazing garden and her own personal charcoal BBQ.

 

 Here is a close up of her personally handwoven chairs and amazing kilm pillows. 

 

 When you walk in her apartment there is a little vestibule with a pop of chartreuse on the walls. 

 

 

 

 Leading out from her front vestibule her walls are off-white, which makes her apartment feel much larger then 500sqft.

 

 

 This is her midcentury modern sofa that she upholstered herself -- pretty impressive!

 

All the little accents and accessories in her place are what make her apartment so unqiue to her style. 

 

Her gold lamps warm up the space and her homemade pillows add a personal touch -- I am also loving the fringe on that red pillow!

 

 Using an old vintage trunk for a coffee table improves extra storage in such a small space. 

 

Making her sofa float in the middle of the room allowed for a console table in behind the sofa for extra storage. It also allows for perimeter around the main living space to be used. 

 

 Loving all her coffee table books! You can tell where she gets her design influences from.

 

 Her homemade bookshelves have travelled with her from many of her apartments and they are always so well styled.

 

 

 

This corner is one of my favourites in her apartment with the comfy chairs and natural light coming in from her back door. 

 

 Old vintage luggage for more (secret) storage!

 

 Plants are always a good touch of life in a small apartment.

 

The living room leads to her small bedroom where she could just fit her queen size bed, but she did an excellent job of making it cozy and spacious by using a monochromatic colour scheme. 

 

 I love how she didn't paint the grey wall colour up to the ceiling. This stops a small room from feeling like an elevator.

 

The lamps were found at a thift market for only $15 each! They only needed a touch of white spray paint to be new again. The height of the vintage lampshade really adds interest to this bedroom. 

 

 

 

The overhead lighting in this room was actually salvaged from a vintage house that was going to be torn down. She was able to see the potential for this ceiling pendant in her space.

 

 The picture behind her bed is of all the international flight paths that she hand framed with a sheet of plexiglass. 

 

This solid wood dresser that she refinished and added leather pulls to now has a very one-of-a-kind feel. 

 

From the other side of the living room you are led into her very tiny galley kitchen.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tour of my friend's modern, bohemian apartment. She is a talented designer -- check her out on instagram @Alannademp. 

 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on the big house flip I did -- it is pretty exciting!!

 

Sincerely,

 

Kendra

 

 

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