Posts Tagged: interior design

Embrace Your Stuff! Forget Minimalism, Meet Clutter Chic
Embrace Your Stuff! Forget Minimalism, Meet Clutter Chic

Embrace Your Stuff! Forget Minimalism, Meet Clutter Chic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Move away minimalism, Clutter Chic is coming! There is a backlash brewing against the seemingly inescapable austerity of the modernist interior design trend. The minimalist trend is even starting to receive complaints as being elitist, classist, and the product of privilege. Minimalist living might not be realistic for a lot of people, for a lot…
Tattered Elegance: An Introduction To Shabby Chic
Tattered Elegance: An Introduction To Shabby Chic

Tattered Elegance: An Introduction To Shabby Chic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are a budget-challenged first apartment renter, there is a design trend called Shabby Chic that is perfect for you. It’s typified by rustic designs, upcycled accessories, elegantly faded trimmings -such as drapery and linens – and eclecticism, in a way that is both functional and beautiful. Shabby Chic is a wonderful choice for…
Furnishing an Apartment for under $2,000
Furnishing an Apartment for under $2,000

Furnishing an Apartment for under $2,000

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A month ago, we reviewed what to do if you need to furnish your apartment in $500 or less. Today, we’ll touch on suggestions if your budget’s a little bit larger – basically under $2,000. Which, when you consider our most recent first apartment checklist, isn’t so outlandish … after all, there’s a lot of…
Should You Work With An Interior Designer?
Should You Work With An Interior Designer?

Should You Work With An Interior Designer?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As our February design/decorating month ends we have managed to cover it all, from super cheap $50-$100 fixes to a $2,000 Ikea-furnished studio to bedroom do-overs and duvet giveaways, and even working with a decorator. Thanks to all who participated with questions and comments! (Ed.) Let me be honest. I always assumed working with an interior designer was something rich…
Designer 101: Answers to Our Reader’s Design Questions!
Designer 101: Answers to Our Reader’s Design Questions!

Designer 101: Answers to Our Reader’s Design Questions!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a reminder, it’s DESIGN MONTH here at My First Apartment! We’re working with Kate Marengo of Arranging Order to share tips of the trade, as well as show how interior design can, really, be quite affordable. Check out the first post of the series here. In today’s post, we’ve worked with Kate to answer our…