Introducing new e-design services! Check out the e-design of Lauren’s studio apartment below and use the contact link above to inquire about the new e-design pricing and options! Lauren is a friend of mine who recently moved into a studio apartment in New York. We started the e-design process by assessing what the space would be used for. Since it is a studio the answer was everything – sleeping, eating, entertaining. Once we established the way the room would function we moved on to the aesthetic of the space. She described her style as minimalistic, industrial and raw and wanted her living space to be loft-like, open and cool. She wanted to stay away from dark colors and anything girly although she was open to a pop of color. Lauren’s budget for the room was $2000.

I took all of this information and came up with an inspiration board and 2 design options for her to choose from.

I gave Lauren a completely neutral option and an option that offered a pop of color. She ultimately decided on option 1 which came in at $1679 before taxes and shipping charges! Scroll down to find sources for all of the pieces that make up the option 1 design board!

1 Watercolor Prints

These prints are actually just one print hung in opposite directions. Since this is a printable file from Etsy you can print it twice once you purchase it, making this a really affordable art option!

2 Sofa - Existing

3 Calabozo Pouf

This jute pouf provides extra seating in a small space that needs it. The jute also adds a touch of rustic and rawness that Lauren wanted to incorporate into her space.

4 Hourglass End Table

This black metal table is dramatic and offers an industrial perch for some extra lighting.

5 Element Coffee Table

Nothing says industrial like concrete. This coffee table will also double as a dining table so the concrete should hold up nicely!

6 X Pillow

The black accent on this pillow pairs well with the end table and black frames above the couch.

7 Austin Pillow

An ode to Lauren’s hometown, this pillow adds a personal touch to her space.

8 Desk Lamp

This lamp is a cool take on your typical desk lamp and adds some extra lighting to the space.

9 Rug

A light colored rug will lighten the space and since this one is slightly shaggy it will help to make the space feel cozy.

10 White Drapery

Floor to ceiling drapery along the whole window wall will make a dramatic statement and will help block light and provide privacy.

11 Cowhide Rug - Existing

12 Picture Ledge Wall

These shelves provide a perfect spot to collect all of Lauren’s favorite things!

13 DIY Raw Wood Headboard

This may be one of the easiest and most impactful DIYs ever. You just need four 12” x 8’ boards cut down to the length of your choice. Attach them to the wall, one on top of the other, and you have a floating raw wood headboard.

14 Pleated Diamonds Pillow

Toss two of these on the bed to add great texture to simple bedding.

15 Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Every space feels instantly more inviting when you bring a little of the outdoors in! Plant one in the basket below and you have the perfect piece for an awkward corner.

16 Gray & White Basket

This basket makes a perfect planter for the Fiddle Leaf Fig tree. Plus it comes as a set of 3 so you will have extra for storage – bonus!

17 Sheepskin

I love a good sheepskin. Drape one over the arm of the couch or on the foot of the bed to add another layer of texture and warmth.

18 White Duvet Set

White bedding keeps the space light and airy and allows the amazing headboard and concrete coffee table to stand out in the room.