Empty High Rise Studio Apartment Tour

Welcome to another empty studio apartment tour – high rise edition! I thought it would be neat to share with you guys a more modern upscale apartment in the city. This is actually my boyfriend’s place, it’s a 15 min-ish walk from my home so I hang out here quite often. He was sweet enough to let me film the before footage to put on my YouTube channel. 🙂 The complex is very sophisticated and posh with modern amenities. There’s a sky lounge, fitness center, and pool all located on the 24th floor. It’s situated right in uptown allowing the apartment to have a gorgeous view of the city skyline. There is even a mini park located on top of the parking garage. This is where you will find us attempting to play tennis together (i’m not very good – ha!). His unit is also very sleek in design. There is dark hardwood floors throughout, stainless steel appliances, granite marble counter tops, a private balcony, and many more features. It’s really quite a nice studio… hopefully he let’s  me help with the decorating! But he is a minimalist by nature so I don’t think we are getting a lot of furniture. However, I’ll keep you guys posted if we do. All in all, this swanky apartment is a very classy place and you’ll feel like you are living in a fancy hotel. I hope you guys enjoy the extra pictures in this post and the mini video tour! ~bBeInspireful - High Rise Empty Apt 8BeInspireful - High Rise Empty Apt 9BeInspireful - High Rise Empty Apt 10.jpg

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City Studio Apartment Tour (324 Sq. Ft. – $655 Rent)

Hi Guys! Welcome to my home! I am so excited to show you guys around 🙂 . This blog post is a peek into my 324 sq. ft. uptown studio. As I have mentioned before, I recently moved from Ohio to the South a few months back.  It’s been a whirlwind of adventures and I couldn’t have been happier with my decision for a life change. And lucky for me, I was very fortunate to get this affordable rental in the city center. The average apartment cost here is over a grand …yikes! But I absolutely love my little home – it actually feels more like an upscale dorm room to be honest.  My place came equipped with a ton of built-in storage, a mini kitchen, 20 foot ceiling, and even a walk in closet! It took me a while to get my place fully decorated to my satisfaction but I am happy with the turn out. Being a natural homebody / hermit , I especially wanted to create a cozy oasis space that I could be comfortable in 24/7. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy the tour of my home and get some decor inspiration for yours! Until next time, friends! ~b

Check out these previous apartment blog posts for more info and pics:

1.) Studio Apartment Haul 2017:  

https://beinspireful.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/apartment-haul-2017/

2.) Empty Studio Apartment Tour:

https://beinspireful.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/empty-studio-apartment-tour/

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Apartment Haul 2017 + Updated Studio Tour

So good news! My studio apartment is almost done (85%). I can’t wait to share the complete video tour with you guys when I’m finished.  In the meantime, enjoy this collective apartment haul video of home décor and furniture pieces that I bought. I am going for a bright contemporary living space so I purchased a lot of light, neutral, and modern items. Everything was pretty affordable so I linked the exact/similar items below. Keep in mind that the prices that I paid for are different from the websites because I hunted the clearance aisles or waited for a special promotion. But as always I hope you guys get some creative ideas and found this post helpful! ~b

Update: Check out my fully decorated studio apartment here https://beinspireful.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/city-studio-apartment-tour-324-sq-ft-655-rent/BeInspireful - AptHaul8

Target – Door Mat Geo Triangles // $13

https://www.target.com/p/doormat-geo-triangles-multi-colored-1-6-x2-room-essentials/-/A-51424900

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Marshalls – Mid-Century Mod Wood Legs Accent Chair // $100

Similar style :

https://www.wayfair.com/Langley-Street-Bronwyn-Resting-Armchair-LGLY4172.html

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Marshalls – Dual Tone Wooden Stool // $25

Marshalls – Decor Plant // $17

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Marshalls – Nailhead Accent Solid Wood Legs Desk Chair // $70

Similar Style:

https://www.wayfair.com/Langley-Street-Artemis-Mid-Back-Desk-Chair-LGLY5152.html

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Minted – Wall Art Prints Desert Lake // Free

https://www.minted.com/product/wall-art-prints/MIN-SH3-GNA/desert-lake?org=photo&color=A&shape=

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West Elm Outlet: Audrey Nightstand // $102

https://www.westelm.com/products/geo-lacquered-nightstand-h2031/

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Minted – Mommy’s Baby Elephant Art Print // Free

https://www.minted.com/product/wall-art-prints/MIN-630-MGA/mommys-baby-elephant?org=title&color=A&shape=

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Marshalls – Home Decor Plant // $6

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My colorful kitchen shelf at my apartment.

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Ikea – Norberg Wall Mounted Dinging Table // $40

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30180504/

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Ikea – Nisse Folding Dining Chair // $25

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10115067/

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Wayfair – Morphis Upholstered Platform Bed // $275

https://www.wayfair.com/Brayden-Studio-Morphis-Upholstered-Platform-Bed-BRYS3956.html?refid=TEM_WF_732&mmid=728691942&csnid=8820CA75-5D87-417A-98CB-AE342A388A36&libra_c=&libra_d=&libra_g=&cltr=

Amazon – Tuft & Needle Full Mattress // Free (won an Amazon gift card from a contest)

https://www.amazon.com/Tuft-Needle-Supportive-Certi-PUR-Certified/dp/B00QBZ25R4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501535834&sr=8-1&keywords=tuft+and+needle++full

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Ikea – Curtain Window Panel Door // $40 (total cost of all items to install)

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40299932/

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West Elm floor length mirror is priced at $400. I found a much better deal for a floor length mirror at Ikea.

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Ikea – Hovet Full Floor Length Mirro // $130

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50038213/

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Hope you enjoyed this apartment haul! Stay tuned for complete studio apartment video tour on my YouTube channel!

Empty Studio Apartment Tour

Hi all! Here’s an unfurnished video tour of my current studio apartment. I moved from Ohio to a metropolitan city in the South. I have been living here for a few months now and I absolutely love it here! It’s definitely a different atmosphere from all the other places that I’ve lived before. The energy of the city is contagious! I can’t tell you guys enough how lucky I am to snag this 324 sq. ft. studio with a monthly rent of $655. Most apartments in uptown are around a grand (yikes!). On top of the affordable price, my unit came with everything I could possibly need! There’s ample of built-in storage, a desk work-space, washer/dryer, dresser, etc. In addition, the amenities here are also noteworthy. There are two pools and fitness centers, café/computer room, and outside lounging areas. This is by far my favorite apartment I have ever lived in. I really couldn’t have been happier with my decision to call this place my home. ~b

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Chandelier Project

Whenever I decorate a space I make it a mission to add art pieces that I created. Not only does this make my home more unique but I also find the process of creating very fulfilling. It makes a style statement while also becoming a great conversation piece for my guest. For my college apartment,  I loved the idea of having a classy light fixture.   However, I knew the idea was not very feasible due to the small living arrangements and the hefty price tag for a chandelier. This still didn’t deter me from incorporating a little glamour into my quaint studio. In place of a real chandelier – I drew one instead. I digitally painted a chandelier to create a Gatsby-like illustration. Then I went to my local thrift store and purchased two three dollar frames. I was immediately drawn to the frame’s ornate details and its’ potential. Just by adding a quick coat of black spray paint – I gave the frames new life. Overall, the project took me quite a while but I’m very happy with my budget friendly creation. The finished art work became a chic centerpiece above my bed.

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College Studio Apartment Tour

This was my studio apartment during my junior and senior year of college. I was 20 years old at the time and living on my own was a huge milestone moment in my life. I remember vividly walking into the space for the first time and just feeling so incredibly happy.  🙂

The apartment was considered a college complex so everyone that lived there was a student. The location was very convenient and situated right on campus. I had easy access to the bus loop and ample of amenities (pool, clubhouse, movie theater, fitness center, etc. ) I was beyond lucky to be living there because it was one of the nicer apartments around the school area. All the furniture pieces were included (bed, couch, desk, etc. ) making it move-in ready! However, I still brought my brother’s old night stand so I would have space for a lamp beside my bed. I also had a rather nice view because my room was on the third floor, which was the highest level. In terms of decorating, I went with a black, white, and gold color scheme. The black metal furniture pieces set the foundation to my space so I worked around that. I added personal artwork throughout and everything I bought was super affordable. I am very grateful to have lived there during my time at university.  It was the perfect place to call home and take naps between classes (ha!). Anyways, I hope you guys get some décor inspiration from my pictures and video!

~b

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Above is a picture of the floor plan. I figured it would be helpful and give a better outline of the space. 🙂

College Dorm Room Tour

Hi guys! Very long time and no update (sorry) . But ya know, life happens! I have been very busy with work and I also went on a family vacation to the Bahamas recently. Plus, staying consistent with blogging is probably one of the hardest part. That, and content curation.

Anyways, continuing with the home décor series! This blog post is about my college dorm. I lived in a dorm room for the first two years of university. The featured video is my sophomore dorm.  I had a single unit but I also had 4 other roommates within the dorm suite. We all shared one bathroom which, in my opinion, is better than sharing with the whole floor. I chose to have a single room because I love to have a space all to myself. I also had a very messy roommate my freshman year so I didn’t want to go through that experience again!

My college room was incredibly tiny but I LOVED it!  My décor was very bohemian inspired. My walls were plastered with my favorite memories (photos everywhere!) and I hung up a big old map to remind me of all the places I wanted to see one day. I also included a colorful elephant painting that I made because I love art and wanted to showcase it. In general , I lived in a very basic dorm with its bulky bunk bed and standardized storage. However, I still felt like I made it into a space that was unique and fitting to my style at that stage of my life.

Hope you guys enjoy the video!

~b