Cozy and Eclectic Studio Design

By: Anna
Designer: Eleni P
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Project Title
Cozy and Eclectic Studio Design
Project Description
Just moving into this apartment and I want a fresh, comfortable, and cute look for my living room. I like clean lines with pops of color. I have eclectic taste as I am wedding and floral designer who loves travelling.
Location
Harlem, New York, NY, United States
What are some of the interior design brands or stores that you like to shop at?
west elm, thrift, antiques, cb2, ikea, etsy
What are your favorite colors for walls?
White,
Floral White,
White Smoke
What are your favorite colors for furniture and accents?
Dark Green,
Yellow,
Dark Violet,
Dark Blue,
Orange Red
Dimensions
11.25' w x 11' l
Photos of your room
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Room Label
My Living Room
I want this room to feel more masculine/feminine/neutral
Feminine
What type of sunlight does this room receive?
Mid-day light
What do you currently dislike about the room?
The paint color.
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
I have a few pieces from my old apartment I can add if necessary. Essentially, it's a blank slate. But, it's not necessary to use old items as many of them will not fit.
Are you open to changing your wall colors?
Yes
Do you have a preference for either paint or wall covering, or are you open to both?
Open to both
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
No
Attach a floor plan
Additional comments to designers
I want it to be comfortable and make use of the small space. Even putting the tv on a movable stand so that I can roll it into my bedroom (using apple tv, not cable of course). Also, there's ceiling lighting, which is unusual in a studio apartment in NYC.

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  • Anna
    968 days ago

    It looks great! I really love the combo of everything. Great job!
    • Eleni P
      968 days ago

      I'm so happy to hear that Anna :)
      I'll get on with the final package then!
  • Anna
    969 days ago

    I think I like the tropical rain forest with the other changes made. I don't see myself wanting a beach and I didn't love the cityscape look
  • Eleni P
    969 days ago

    Thanks for the feedback Anna :) I'll look it thoroughly and get back to you with an updated design. One note, for the wall mural, do you have something more specific in mind? There are mainly 3 categories we can choose from, a forest, a beach or a cityscape. I still find the first option (the one in the moodboard) really pretty but a tropical beach isn't bad either. Any suggestions to narrow down my search?
    Thanks!
  • Anna
    969 days ago

    Also, I would like to see what color options there were for couches.. I like the layout and the elements of the living room. I just want some of the colors a bit softer and not so so bold and stark.
  • Anna
    975 days ago

    Hi Eleni! The radiator is 25" w X 38" h on a wall that's 55" long. There's about 27" between the fridge and the radiator (14" of the 27" wall space between the fridge and radiator juts out a little further.

    The floor space between the kitchen cabinets and the wall with the windows is about 107" inches. The length of the kitchen is 76"

    Yes the closet door is on the wall where the mural or something like that would be.

    I would want to see a few other options with the wall mural before saying yes or no . Something interesting on the wall would be nice. In terms of a small kitchen table or something of the sorts.. I was even thinking a table that popped out from the wall near the closet door would be perfect. The ottomans you picked out could serve as chairs for it. I've worked on space in the kitchen so if I got some type of a shelving unit it would definitely be for books... I have many of them! I definitely need curtains for the windows and if we needed to add a few hundred dollars to the budget that's fine. I just don't want to go over the top as I don't know if I will be here next year or not. Also, I like the mix of different looks. I want the look to be simple and relaxing with a mix of different pieces. I love the look of pieces that have the Latin American flair, but I don't want the whole room to be like that if you get what I mean. A touch of pattern here, a pop of color there, and 1-2 statement pieces such as a great lamp or great couch or great rug is totally worth it to me!

    Let me know what else you need!

    • Eleni P
      975 days ago

      Thanks Anna!
      I'll start working on these and I'll get back to you with the first drafts asap :)
      Eleni
  • Eleni P
    977 days ago

    Hi Anna,
    thank you so much for choosing me to work on your studio space!

    So, here are some things I need to get started (hope the length of the comment doesn't scare you :)

    1. Yes, I do have the sketch but I'll be needing a few extra measurements as well.

    2. Can you please specify the dimension of the niche where the radiator is, the sticking out part of the wall (where the fridge is) and the part of the niche until the kitchen cabinets?

    3. A dimension between the kitchen cabinets and the wall with the windows would be great too.

    4. Can you please specify the length of the kitchen?

    5. Also, the door that I'm seeing in the photo is it the closet door you're mentioning in the sketch?

    6. What do you think about the wall mural after all? Would you like me to incorporate it in the design or skip it and use a bright color instead? There are still other mural options we can discuss about. Maybe I can show you a couple options in the first drafts so you can decide more easily.

    7. Are there any other objects from my style board that you definitely like or dislike? Also, is there anything else that you feel is missing and you'd like me to add?

    8. As you understand, due to your tight budget, we’ll have to stick mainly to the basics. I was wondering if you'd be interested in going over it by a few hundred dollars so we can create an even more complete space. Keep in mind that you don't have to buy all the things at once! The final e-decor package you'll be receiving in the end can help you streamline your decorating process through a period of time that will make you feel comfortable (with an exception of a few objects that might be in shortage or are unique pieces). Please, do tell me your thoughts on that. Either case, rest assured I'll do my best to present you with a cozy and adorable apartment in any given circumstances!

    I’m looking forward to your reply!

    Best,
    Eleni
  • Anna
    978 days ago

    Hi! I look forward to working with you further! Do you have the original sketch with the measurements that I provided previously?

    Anna
  • Anna
    984 days ago

    Hi!

    I just moved in.. I am definitely going to need some type of small pantry or place to store plates and cups, given the small kitchen space. If you could add something like this into your designs that would be helpful!
  • Vicki O
    987 days ago

    Hi Anmaniaci,

    I'll be putting a design together for you as well and quite looking forward to it. Like the other ladies already said, there's a lot of information to go on already, it seems ok. I'll be in touch if I need to know anything else :)
    ~ Vicki.
  • Anna
    987 days ago

    Great! looking forward to everyone's designs!
  • Eleni P
    987 days ago

    Hi Anmaniaci,
    your new space is so cute ^^ It definitely needs some freshening up, though ;) Can't wait to start working on it! I'll let you know if any questions arise during my designing.
    Best,
    Eleni
  • Michelle C
    987 days ago

    Hello Anmaniaci,

    I'm Michelle. I actually don't have any questions yet I just wanted to introduce myself and to let you know I'll be working on your project! If I have any questions I'll be sure to let you know, but for now I think I have plenty to work off of. Thanks.
  • Anna
    987 days ago

    Does that answer your question by the way?
    • Veronica T
      987 days ago

      Yes! Thank you so much.
  • Anna
    987 days ago

    Hi Veronica,

    I would like a comfortable place to lounge, some type of small couch preferably where I could put my feet up after a long day ha. And some type of small table to eat at or something I could use for multiple things if possible. Thanks!
  • Veronica T
    987 days ago

    Hi,
    Thanks for answering Christine’s questions and congratulations on your lovely new apartment! I love your style and am excited about the project. Just wondering, what are the pieces of furniture/decor that you see as most important in this design (if you had to choose:)?
    Thank you!
  • Christine M.
    988 days ago

    Hello Anmaniaci,
    It's great to start a living space with a blank slate! Can you answer a couple of questions to get a better feel of what you envision?
    *How will you mostly use the space? To relax? Do you work from home at times? Do you entertain?
    *In terms of seating, what's your desired number of people to seat?
    *What kind of travel do you do?
    *Regarding artwork, what is your preference; photographs, abstract prints, landscapes, architecture?
    Thank you!
    ~Christine
    • Anna
      987 days ago

      Hi Christine!

      Definitely relax. I work a lot so when I come home I want to chill, I do stay home most monday's as I work on weekends setting up events so I am doing work sometimes on monday's (a kitchen table of some sort would be helpful).

      I like entertaining, but it would be having a friend or two over for dinner. Not large gatherings.

      If I could get 3-4 seats that would be great!

      I have lived in China and Latin America, I can continue to travel when I have the time. I will be going to Istanbul this September! I have great photographs from my travels and I am always inspired by international cultures and history.

      I love artwork and design so all of it.

      Thanks!
      Anna
  • Anna
    988 days ago

    Also, I need to be able to have a kitchen table area as well, the living room is really multi function as a kitchen area, living room, etc.
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1 Brewster Home Fashions Komar Sunday 8-Panel Wall Mural

2 KARLSTAD Armchair and chaise lounge, Blekinge white

3 Magical Thinking Elephant Patchwork Pillow

4 Velvet Cushion Cover

5 Metallic/Linen Cushion Cover

6 NORBERG Wall-mounted drop-leaf table, white

7 Round ottoman by Coaster

8 ÅDUM Rug, high pile, off-white rug

9 Copper Pendant Light With Cloth Covered Cord

10 BEKVÄM Kitchen cart, birch

11 IKEA PS 2012 Coffee table, white

12 LACK Wall shelf, white

13 Metal Candle Holder

14 Metal Candle Holder

15 AINA Curtains, 1 pair, natural

16 RIBBA Frame, white 4x6"

17 RIBBA Frame, white 5x7"

18 RIBBA Frame, white 8x10"

19 RIBBA Frame, white 11 ¾x15 ¾"

20 Boston Harbor 3-Light Tree Lamp, Black

Online Designer Living Room Floorplan
Online Designer Living Room Moodboard
Living Room:
Since your room is smaller using a light and pale color will enhance the light and the space in your room

For your main color, we chose to use white/off-white as it offers a fresh, clean, feel to the space. White and off-white colors are often a favorite for walls because they are light, neutral, and match most color schemes. They are known to make rooms feel more airy and spacious.

Use an eggshell finish paint which has a very light touch of shine (similar texture to an eggshell as implied by its name). This finish is very often used for walls and is more durable and easier to clean than matte finish
Living Room Colors:
ColorNameCompany / CodeLinkArea
simply whiteBenjamin Moore / 2143-70Studio walls
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Online Designer Living Room Brewster Home Fashions Komar Sunday 8-Panel Wall MuralWayfair
Brewster Home Fashions Komar Sunday 8-Panel Wall Mural (SKU #: BZH1172)
Easy to apply photo mural with paste included. 100" H x 145" W x 0.1" D

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Online Designer Living Room KARLSTAD Armchair and chaise lounge, Blekinge whiteIKEA
KARLSTAD Armchair and chaise lounge, Blekinge white (Article Number: 898.406.40)
A range of coordinated covers makes it easy for you to give your furniture a new look.66 1/8 "w x 62 1/4 "max d x 31 1/2 "h
Online Designer Living Room Magical Thinking Elephant Patchwork PillowUrban Outfitters
Magical Thinking Elephant Patchwork Pillow (SKU # 29024205)
Overstuffed throw pillow crafted from soft cotton, by Magical Thinking. Topped with an eclectic elephant-patchwork appliqué that adds a fun pop of color to any space. UO Exclusive. 18"x18"
Online Designer Living Room Velvet Cushion CoverH&M
Velvet Cushion Cover (Art.No. 67-1327)
Cushion cover in cotton velvet with concealed zip.20"x20"
Online Designer Living Room Metallic/Linen Cushion CoverH&M
Metallic/Linen Cushion Cover (Art.No. 65-1887)
Cushion cover with front section in imitation leather with metallic finish. Woven linen back section. 16"x16"
Online Designer Living Room NORBERG Wall-mounted drop-leaf table, whiteIKEA
NORBERG Wall-mounted drop-leaf table, white (Article Number: 301.805.04)
Becomes a practical shelf for small things when folded down.29 1/8 "w x 23 5/8 "d
Online Designer Living Room Round ottoman by CoasterAmazon
Round ottoman by Coaster (ASIN: B005HSGK72)
Button Tufted Ottoman with storage in Blue Finish by Coaster. Need 2 for the design.17-1/4"DIAx18"H
Online Designer Living Room ÅDUM Rug, high pile, off-white rugIKEA
ÅDUM Rug, high pile, off-white rug (Article Number: 501.637.92)
The dense, thick pile dampens sound and provides a soft surface to walk on.7 ' 10 "l x 5 ' 7 "w
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Copper Pendant Light With Cloth Covered Cord
Copper finish with white cloth cord and a 40w standard Edison lamp. Price is for one pendant light. Need 3 for the design.11 x 9 x 6 in
Online Designer Living Room BEKVÄM Kitchen cart, birchIKEA
BEKVÄM Kitchen cart, birch (Article Number: 302.403.48)
Solid wood can be sanded and surface treated as needed. Gives you extra storage, utility and work space.22 7/8 "l x 19 5/8 " w x 33 1/2 "h
Online Designer Living Room IKEA PS 2012 Coffee table, whiteIKEA
IKEA PS 2012 Coffee table, white (Article Number: 502.084.51)
The casters make it easy to move the table if needed. Separate shelf for magazines, etc. helps you keep your things organized and the table top clear.27 1/2 "l x 16 1/2 "w x 18 7/8 " h
Online Designer Living Room LACK Wall shelf, whiteIKEA
LACK Wall shelf, white (Article Number: 102.821.79)
The shelf becomes one with the wall thanks to the concealed mounting hardware. Price is for one shelf. Need 4 for the design.43 1/4 "l x 10 1/4 "d x 2 "h
Online Designer Living Room Metal Candle HolderH&M
Metal Candle Holder (Art.No. 63-0397)
Candle holder in copper finish.Diameter at base 2 3/4 in., height 4 3/4 in.
Online Designer Living Room Metal Candle HolderH&M
Metal Candle Holder (Art.No. 63-0386)
Candle holder in copper finish.Diameter at base 2 3/4 in., height 6 in.
Online Designer Living Room AINA Curtains, 1 pair, naturalIKEA
AINA Curtains, 1 pair, natural (Article Number: 402.172.53)
The curtains lower the general light level and provide privacy by preventing people outside from seeing directly into the room. You can use one panel of the pair for each window (like the rendering) or buy two pairs for a more rich effect. 57x98" each curtain panel
Online Designer Living Room RIBBA Frame, white 4x6IKEA
RIBBA Frame, white 4x6" (Article Number: 402.142.02)
The mat enhances the picture and makes framing easy. PH-neutral mat; will not discolor the picture. Need 3 for the design.4x6"
Online Designer Living Room RIBBA Frame, white 5x7IKEA
RIBBA Frame, white 5x7" (Article Number: 700.783.35)
The mat enhances the picture and makes framing easy. PH-neutral mat; will not discolor the picture. Need 4 for the design.5x7"
Online Designer Living Room RIBBA Frame, white 8x10IKEA
RIBBA Frame, white 8x10" (Article Number: 501.429.69)
The mat enhances the picture and makes framing easy. PH-neutral mat; will not discolor the picture. Need 3 for the design.8x10"
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RIBBA Frame, white 11 ¾x15 ¾" (Article Number: 401.010.40)
8x10" photo fits if used with the mat. The mat enhances the picture and makes framing easy. Need 3 for the design.11 ¾x15 ¾"
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Boston Harbor 3-Light Tree Lamp, Black (TL-TREE-134-BK-3L)
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