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8 Principles of style/ my bare bones home

Hello! First off a little about my space and me, I very recently moved (2 weeks ago) into a little duplex with my boyfriend.  We do not have one set style that I can find to work with yet so it may look a little random but I'm hoping to be able to use the decorations we already have and supplement once I have a better vision of where I want to take my space. I love to find new things at thrift shops and goodwill however, I am somewhat of a hoarder and clutter is my biggest enemy, so my main goal is to show off what I do have while keeping it functional and "clean".  I also want to incorporate living plants, I have a few fake flower arrangements that I have put together to add bursts of color but I really want to add to this. I love rooms that have basic neutrals with pops of color through out. I am so excited to be taking this class because I have always been very interested in interior design but have always felt that what I set out to accomplish never comes together quite right! 

I found this picture on pinterest a while ago and fell in love with it! I cannot get away with being this girly in my space but I love how the patterns and color are well balanced.

Needs: Table and chairs for dining, wine rack in corner

Shape: Round table with the rectangular chairs, round chandelier paired with rectangular and square frames, round tray on table with candleholders.

Color: Light pink on the walls, black and white chairs and furniture

Pattern: The mismatching chairs with floral and striped patterns

Texture: Ruffled curtains, very smooth table

Placement: The frames up on the shelf, plants centered on table and on counter, three chairs around table with one stored in the corner

Bling: the chandelier!

Botanicals: Flowers front and center and two potted plants on the counter. 

Ok, now onto my before pictures, please keep in mind I have in no way set anything up apart from moving it into my house! 

my built in book case

My console (sorry its so dark couldn't get a good shot of this one)

Couch

super boring Ikea coffee table

the bed, love my new duvet cover, ha obviously need some curtains instead of my throw blanket covering the window... 

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