June 22, 2009
A Small Price to Pay
Just finished redesigning three rooms in my friend Debbie's apartment. She already had a lot of great Asian-influenced pieces, and we did a little shopping together. She told me she wanted more space for entertaining, so we gave her more seating options and opened up the space to take advantage of the square footage. We angled the couch and pushed it further toward the window, adding a Japanese screen to hide the bicycle stored behind it. Then we took the rug from under the dining table and gave it center stage in the living room. We added two more chairs and an ottoman where there had been no seating against a wall, and added in a couple of low stools that can be pulled up for even more seating to make this apartment totally party-ready. Then I asked my friend to let me take over her apartment for four hours and above you will see the "Befores" and "Afters." True to Pomegranate's philosophy of high style on a low budget, I owe it to my readers to let you know the price tag of our recent apartment makeover. Each "After" photo above shows the total cost of the new items added. Several items were already in the apartment or not purchased by Pomegranate. Proof that it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg to freshen your space!