Some of you may know that I LOVE interior design. I follow many – a – design blog and decorating my own home is really fun for me. So, I plan to do a four part series where I show you the four different apartments that I have lived in, including the one I currently reside in! This is part 2.
After my first year working and living at the boarding school (mentioned in my last post), I was moved into a new apartment. The perks of this new place were that it was a two bedroom apartment in a girls dormitory and I would be living on my own (albeit attached to a dorm of 25 senior high school girls!). Some of you may think this is all very crazy, to live with hormonal teenage girls. However, I absolutely LOVED it. I loved living with those kids! It was such an exciting time in their lives, applying to college, learning how to live semi-independently and making really great relationships with both their peers and adults alike. Boarding school is not a place where people send their bad children, like many people think. It’s an incredible learning experience for all involved (more on that in another post!).
Anyway, back to the apartment. This apartment was a two bedroom, one bathroom apartment on the third floor (walk up!). It had 5 walk in closets (5!!!!!!) I lived there for one year and in the summer after that first year my apartment was renovated! So, you’ll see some before and after pictures below. I lived in this apartment for three years total (one un-renovated and two renovated). Enjoy!
BEFORE // The Living Room
BEFORE // The Bathroom
BEFORE// The Kitchen & Dining Area
(please take note of the home made cabinets in the picture below, complete with linoleum flooring as the counter top!)
BEFORE // The Entry
BEFORE // The hallway with the guest bedroom behind
BEFORE // The long hallway looking toward the guest bedroom – kitchen behind – living room to the left
BEFORE // The Guest Bedroom / Office
BEFORE // My Bedroom
AFTER // The Bathroom
AFTER // The Kitchen & Dining Area
AFTER // Home made cabinets turned (amazing!) laundry nook
AFTER / The Guest Bedroom / Office
AFTER // The Long Hallway (behind is guest room – kitchen ahead – living room to right)
AFTER // The Entry
AFTER // The Long Hallway (kitchen behind – guest room ahead – living room to left)
AFTER // The Entry looking into the guest bedroom
AFTER // My Bedroom
AFTER // The Living Room
Pretty incredible transformation, huh? I feel like in these before and after pictures, you can see my style evolving. I never got around to completely finishing painting the TV stand (oops!). The renovated version of this apartment has been my favorite living space in my adult life, hands down. The only thing that was missing? Dan, of course!
p.s. Two posts in two days. You guys, I’m on a serious blog roll!