As most of you know, Derek officially moved to San Antonio this weekend, so we’ve been busy little bees unpacking, decorating, organizing, and shopping to get him all settled into his new home. Now that he’s all squared away (for the most part) we get to do it all over next weekend when I move into my new apartment! My lease is up in October, and after living in the same place for 2 years it’s time to step it up a notch and get a bigger place. I found the perfect place with 770sf, which just blows my current 630sf apartment out of the water! And no.. we’re NOT living together so you can all just calm down :)
Here is the floor plan for my current apartment:
And here is my new more spacious layout:
As you can see, they’re very similar layouts, but the new place has a huge kitchen, bathroom, and patio. I can’t wait! There is actually an entryway! With a coat closet!
So this go around, I actually get to add some color to my walls. This weekend we’re going to go ahead and paint before we start moving all of my stuff in, and I just realized that it’s 5 days away and I still don’t know what colors I want to use. So I decided to walk you through my chaotic process of color selection.
If you can recall, my current dining and living room color schemes look something like this:
This is all beginning to feel a bit chaotic to me especially since the living room and dining room basically share the same space. My new living room and dining room will also be connected, so I wanted to establish a more congruent color palette for the living room that would easily compliment the dining room.
By sharing at lease two similar colors the two spaces seem much more cohesive. My bedroom is a much bolder color palette, but because it’s in it’s own separate space its okay to have it’s own personality.
I really don’t want to paint too many walls considering I’ll have to paint them back whenever I move out, so a few accent walls were the way to go. I’ve highlighted the walls I want to accent with the colors I’m planning to use.
This is the plan so far. As Derek calls it “Round One” because he knows how fickle I am when it comes to making concrete design decisions in my own home. So he’s ready to do a redo later ;)
Until next time!