Right after we welcomed our second child into the world, I was off to Colorado to decorate a two bedroom apartment home (literally 7 weeks later!). That was such a whirlwind of a day that I am just now sharing about it almost 4 months later. I suppose I finally caught my breath!

This apartment home is located in the beautiful town of Denver, CO and surrounded by lush landscapes with a picturesque mountain view. Just typing that sentence totally relaxes me and takes away the stress of that day. For starters, my flight out of Houston was at 7am and once I landed in Colorado, I had about 4 hours to decorate before catching a flight back out. Flying back, I landed in Houston around 9pm and was home by 10pm to catch my newborns late night snack. All in a days work!

Below are some behind the scenes photos of this transitional apartment home.

Upon entering, you are greeted with this cozy desk nook. Designer tip: use oversize accessories that make a dramatic impact in spaces that otherwise would lack visual interest. The yellow vases and starburst clock give that much needed pop of color for this small area.

Also in the entry is this lovely built-in bookshelf. Styling bookshelves can be tricky if you plan to incorporate more than just books. Aim for layering accessories and objects that have the same style, but each are different in their own way. Repeating the same accessory throughout is a foolproof way to decorate a bookshelf!

This apartment home actually had a fireplace! You don’t see that much in Texas, but I guess in Colorado it’s a necessity! Due to the small footprint of the living space, we opted to flank the fireplace with two leather upholstered accent chairs with a set of tables in front to serve as the coffee table. Not pictured here is a leather sofa and a beautiful blue and cream area rug that was delivered after our install.

Also in the living space, we added two etagere’s to arrange unique vases, boxes, and books.

In the dining space, we decorated this room on a budget! Never mind Marlin, that’s our handy furniture and drapery installer who drove in with the rest of the team all the way from Houston! The dining table pictured here is simple, clean and the ideal size for a small apartment. The dining chairs add the perfect amount of interest to dress up the table, and the area rug really brings an accent of color to compliment the neutral walls.

This is a close up of the place settings for the dining table. The napkins and napkin rings are from World Market!

In the kitchen, we arranged this stylish drink area with a gold linked mirrored tray, glassware, and glass faux grapes! I absolutely love the glass grape decor!

For the wall leading into the guest bedroom, we hung a set of mirrors that were left over from a previous project. Not only do they add interest to this otherwise bland wall, but they somewhat detract from the thermostat, outlets, light switches, and whatever else that is at the very bottom of the picture (mercy!).

In the guest bedroom, we were in the process of hanging the drapery when I snapped this photo. Designer tip: to make a room feel extra lush and comfy, add fresh white bedding! It’s an easy and affordable way to update a room. All of this bedding came from West Elm!

The mirror over this dresser is one of my favorites. I’ve used it before when working with a tight budget. It gives off a much more expensive appeal than what it actually costs ($200!).

Last but not least is the master bedroom. You see me there in the mirror when I took this photo – hi guys! Out of all the spaces in this apartment, the master bedroom turned out to be my favorite. Originally I hadn’t planned on hanging artwork over the bed, but the mirrors behind the nightstands didn’t turn out to be as impactful as I envisioned. The metal circular artwork over the bed added just the right amount of drama. Check out that furry bolster pillow on the bed – another favorite of this room.

Hope you all enjoyed the behind the scenes tour of this Colorado apartment home. To learn more about the services that we offer, contact us to schedule your free, 30 minute Meet Your Neighbor call.

Your neighbor,

April