Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Decorating Duo in Savannah!

I recently returned from a special trip down to the historic town of Savannah, Georgia!  I was visiting my youngest daughter, who is an Interior Design major at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design).  The two of us worked together to decorate her very first apartment!  We had so much fun teaming up on this personal project, and both of us were happy about the way everything turned out!  There are still a few things that are not finished, but I thought I would show you what we've done, so far.

The apartment is located in one of my favorite Savannah neighborhoods.  Her building was built in 1854, and oozes with that southern charm and personality!  The  building has a street level apartment that the owner is currently remodeling for his family.  Then, there are three floors above the street.  My daughter's place is on the second floor, and has a beautiful view of the cobblestone street, lined with large oak trees.

The street view from her bedroom window.  The spanish moss hanging from the trees is so pretty.

  Because this is a rental, there was not a lot we could change.  My daughter was able to paint her bedroom Benjamin Moore Simply White, however, the whole apartment could have used a coat of paint.   It was okay once we decorated everything, because the walls sort of disappeared.  Here are some Before and Afters:

This is the Living Room on the first day we looked at the apartment. 
We found the perfect mirror for over that mantel at my favorite consignment store.  Much of the furniture was leftover from my staging stash.  The Audrey art was hanging in her dorm room last year.
This is standing in the Living Room, looking into the kitchen and breakfast nook.

The heart art and gold feather are from HomeGoods.

Standing in the kitchen looking through the living room, into the bedroom. (that was our realtor talking to my daughter about the apartment).

This place feels so cozy!

Standing in the Living Room, looking into the kitchen.
We found the modern art piece on sale at a local Savannah shop.  It had been marked down below half price!  The glass lamps are from Target.  The chairs and the tables are from Ikea.  The sofa is an Ethan Allen brand that we found at the consignment store and reupholstered in a performance fabric.

The breakfast nook has a pretty view of Savannah. (My son was entertaining
himself with my phone, while we looked at the apartment for the first time).

We enjoyed eating supper here one night, and watching people walking by down below.

The kitchen cabinets are screaming for a coat of paint and some new hardware, but we just don't have the energy to put that kind of time and money into a rental. 
It is a very functional little kitchen!

The lamp on the chest is missing the shade!  It's from the Nate Berkus collection at Target and they were sold out of the shades.  We've ordered one online.

One of our favorite finds were these horse lamps from HomeGoods!  

We had such a good time fixing up her first little place, exploring the city, browsing some neat shops, and eating at some great restaurants!  It was hard to say goodbye, but I look forward to seeing her again, soon!