Ask My Designer- Condo Refresh

We recently completed an Ask My Designer project for a condo refresh, and it was so fun to breathe new life into the clients' space with a few easy updates.  The most labor intensive idea was adding some grid trim work detail down the hallway.  Aside from that, all of the updates were a few new purchases and such game changers in updating the look of the condo.

The owners wanted a relaxed, transitional design and had already purchased a few new items but were lost on how to tie up all of the rooms.  They also wanted a fun idea for their existing bunk room. 

With the Ask My Designer service, they were able to get a few things sourced for each room without having to do an entire E-Design for each space.  This service is great for those who have already started their projects or just want some help finding those missing pieces!

Here is what we came up with for their condo:

The living room got a new jute rug, coffee table, throw pillows and some fun black oars to hang as artwork over the long wall on which their sofa resides.

As previously mentioned, the main hallway was not forgotten! Simple grid trim work, some cool sconces and a striped runner (on sale!) completed the previously overlooked space.

All the master bedroom needed was some new bedding, lamps and accent over the dresser. The geometric pillows and simple mirror helped finish off this relaxed, contemporary space.

In the twin bedroom, we sourced new headboards, a side table, lamps and bedding and also suggested updating the room's current window treatments with these bamboo shades.

Perhaps our favorite room in the condo is this bunk room.  White built-in beds with a natural wood ladder and some playful lighting and bedding make this room quite the spot!

We loved helping this family make their home away from home somewhere they'd be proud to call their own. 

If we can help you finish off a room or two, simply fill out the survey on our Ask My Designer page. All of the information is explained there, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

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Condo Refresh

With summer vacation days coming to a close, condo owners are assessing their rentals and looking to refresh their properties to get more bang for their buck next year.  I don't know about you, but one of the main things I look at when renting a condo (next to location) is the style of the place.  If you're going away, you'd like it to be a place you want to relax, right?  A place you want to spend time.  A place to make you feel like you're on a vacation.  

A few design updates can go a long way when sprucing up a condo.  And thinking outside of the coastal cookie cutter box can make your condo stand out among the rest of the competition. 

Here a condo E-Design we recently completed.  They didn't need a full overhaul-just a little refresh, and we were more than happy to oblige.

With a great neutral backdrop to start, all we had to do was add in a few new pieces to bring this place back to life.  We suggested updating the kitchen with a new backsplash in these coastal blue arabesque tiles and replacing the existing can lights over the bar with these antique nickel pendants.  Finishing off the updated kitchen, we suggested using these modern, easy to clean acrylic bar stools in lieu of the dated wooden ones they had.

In the living area we added in a durable seagrass rug one size larger than their existing one (scale is huge), brought in some new pillows for their existing slipcovered sofa and added some blue lamps.  The blue color and acrylic base of the lamps tie into the tile and barstools in the adjoining kitchen, and the fabric on the pillows (great for camouflaging stains) has a coral inspired look with a slightly unexpected color palette. Update complete!

If you're looking to update your condo or rental, here are a few things to consider giving a "refresh"--

  • lighting
  • pillows
  • wall paint colors
  • hardware
  • backsplash
  • rugs

And if you have no idea where to start, contact us and read more about our E-Design process here.  We'd love to help!