After painting the walls, ceiling, and floor of the studio--and living with it all for a week or so, it all started to feel a little sterile. I waited anxiously for the floor to cure up so that I could hang some curtains and lay our flooring.
Don't get me wrong, I'd take sterile over the before photo any day. Because seriously:
Yesterday, before we went our separate ways for a week, Chris helped me hang the curtains and lay the FLOR tiles and look at her now:
We got the extra long curtain rod at Ikea for $5 and picked up the curtain clips there, too. So hanging the two tapestries from Urban Outfitters that you all voted on was a breeze. I actually didn't even hem them because I don't mind a little pooling at the bottom. By making the curtains extend the entire length of the wall, as as high as we could--it really makes the room look a lot larger--not to mention, it let's the curtains be the look-at-me textile they are.
When it came time to lay the FLOR tiles, I found the center of the room and laid my first square right there--making sure it wasn't crooked at all. Then I started building out until I had a plus sign (this area rug is designed to be square) to make sure I liked where the ends landed. After a few tweaks the the right a half inch (really) I filled in the rest of the carpet.
I rotated the squares to make a sa-weet design. Zig-zags, diamonds, large-squarish-tunnels. I'm a fan of the neutral color and surprise designs when you look a little closer and longer.
Next up, I suppose we should get some furniture in here, don't ya think? Guess I better dig my desk out of the garage.
Before you skip away, let's take a look at a before and currently and admire all of the amazing decisions you have made:
Look at how awesome you have pulled this off so far! Give yourself a pat on the back. Best reader-designers, ever. I tell ya. We're still waiting for the new fixture to come in and we do have one more thing for you to vote on later this week, so don't take off your hats just yet!