Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Loft

My sister and her husband recently sold their home. Meanwhile, they will be living in this "loft-style" apartment while they work on plans for the dream-home that they want to build. My sister seems to enjoy being down-sized for the moment. ...And she got a kick out of the fact that I stated that for once I would not envy her home, or her decorating skills... To my surprise, after she had moved into the apartment, how jealous I became. I think my words were, "Well, this just makes me sick!" Thankfully she knew how to take it. She just laughed. My envy is just a form of flattery. These pictures don't do it justice, but here we go...

Of course, what apartments DON'T have wrought iron hand-railing along the stairs? ...not to mention the gorgeous, gigantic wreath and the decorative iron on the wall.

And when you enter in the front door, you see the living room.

The TV cabinet in the living room... Gorgeous decor on top, don't you think?

And the coffee table...

And the perfect chair sitting next to her desk. One day, she will come home from work to find that chair missing...

These are her barstools. She painted them "buttermilk" and re-upholstered the seats. Of course, she managed to cover a pillow as well... I mean, really?

And I can't figure out how she tied in all of the blues, oranges, reds, and neutrals...but she made it work!

Speaking of orange...

She bought this from Pottery Barn. Fabulous, right? I seriously would have looked right past this bedding and never thought a thing about it.
I think it was when I saw the bedroom, and how well everything tied in so well...the dresser, the bedding, the pictures on the wall, that I felt like I needed to just go home and light a match. LOL Just kidding. Kind of.

This is a corner in her kitchen.

Onto the bathroom. Remember, this is a small apartment. 1 bedroom to be exact. I am just amazed at what she's done.

And zebra print towels. She's incorporating a little of this throughout her home...with pillows and ribbon.

And black frames above the toilet. Did I mention that there is a washer and dryer in this small bathroom. I couldn't get great pictures of this space because of the size, but it looks great!

Thanks for letting me post this, sis! You have become a great decorator!

Let me just say that she manages the family business which is in the line of natural stone. Didn't you notice the tile and granite throughout her apartment? Check out