Small Apartment Decorating. i’m rebecca ropes in interior designer business woman and mother join me as I take you through my projects my life and what keeps me driven to the top I’m going to introduce you to my hairdresser Daniel Herrera from integrity salon in san diego here’s what i love about Daniel not only does he do my hair every two weeks which I adore but that gives us a lot of time to bond and during that time I’ve noticed some things about him he is very talented decorator and designer himself I’ve had the privilege of working with him on at least three of his apartment and today we are going to show you the latest i love it.
and I can hardly wait to show you because it’s all about color are we using everything that he had in other places not a lot of money just some paint you ready to see let’s get started hey Daniel for having me I love the enter key century modern yeah from it they’re such a good choice Wow huh talk about bold use of color yes and it’s all the same furniture in the last place that’s hard to believe new pillows and a new man knows you had this glass wall in two of the last places that I ever saw and and I just think it’s amazing but you had it something you added that teak yeah I out of the wood panels on the top two different something different a little design and that ties in some of the mid-century modern right now I just sit here and process.
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I call it cook for about 45 minutes now sometimes I actually go out into the street kinda like to sit still for anything you and I talked to your salon there was a figure flaw in this room they stopped the room short and they had a big and then wait for this product yeah that you can see it the hall that’s the actual family the first very clever are you putting out of my hair Wow Daniel I love your tiny room it’s breaking amazing ok so what one of the new things that you used in this apartment that you didn’t have in past ones was the table with kind of inspires the whole theme of everything that mid-century modern with you agent yeah I did another thing that I of course love in this room and really set the property is your textured wall which again you make me a nice first thing you didn’t put it all this interaction this time which i did in the last apartment mix them up so these are individual squares that hard work right and they can just be applied in numerous different patterns and way and make something such so plain and simple as a back wall actually have a life and texture and color and look at all of the shadow right this light fixture ok you’ve had this in numerous different apartment and a third of new first one it did that’s why it was one of the first things i noticed when i first came to you first I was like that like if this guy does this christening he’s got to do my hair yeah the things i think it’s so cool about this is that it’s not electrified cr[a]ckling it’s movable so two screws for you can move it and take it down with you too that is the perfect lighting solution for someone in an apartment.
So one thing I’ll point out if Rebecca wouldn’t tell you so tell me would be to paint your switch plates so that they don’t stand out so don’t be afraid to paint them and you can always replace it later you want to sit and talk a little bit about one of the things that I try to encourage people when they’re going to live in apartment is not to think of themselves as being quite so temporary right so what you’ve done is she’s painted and quite a few number of these walls what’s the deal with painting and part of living and you don’t have painting is that you needed to add some design as long as you put it back to its original state then you should be ok with the people and they’ll probably appreciate it because you’re actually giving them a freshman that’s right that’s true anything I’m not fishing there anything but is anything in this room like you know on either side of the bed that you learned as a result of our relationship together the trick thank you cemetery then ship it to the list this room people are overwhelmed and I think they love it and live with it exactly but you know what if you showed someone that color of paint on a swatch to color their room they would absolutely freaked out – I know because I’ve done but in fact I think you did when I give it to you yes yeah I want to take a look at your bathroom but making a boring room so you said your guest room you haven’t finished I haven’t so we’ll have to take a look at that when we’re done with that bathroom show me yeah okay looks nice remember that how thank you for power ok this is my lunch break right that feeling curtain used to cover the shower you can’t really get shower curtains that are long enough so often times i like sew them together like I didn’t share his place but you actually just black and it they were the perfect length and people don’t have to worry about the fact that its fabric because the lighter underneath will stop the water from getting it that’s so cute so you just like a nail or screw the ceiling with twine and that these have water and these are fresh forever you could get artificial if you wanted to have it for special occasions like having me over yes.
I think that looks awesome the final stop on Daniel’s apartment tour is the guest room as you can see it still needs a little bit of help well let’s see what we can do to fix it up I brought these brown velvet panels that I had kind of left over in the garage kept this at 18 inches and we’re going to make our own window treatments ok i was at my salon i would just use my skills are exactly but ensuring your apartment use me this is just gonna be like I really like a DIY random window treatment here’s our middle . and we’re gonna staple gun right there okay then we’re going to do begins also and the reason I started the center in the years is that what you go run out of fabric is kind of like distributed evenly on your board even when you’re making it up as you go then I go to the center again here right here is your Center right there and make me one that way and then we’re going to do it again hit this way i’m literally making this up I’ve never done this before we’re gonna fold this over like this you see we’re gonna make this into a box plate nice we’re going to wrap our pleated fabric around the back of our 1 by 2 inch piece of wood and staple it there doesn’t have to be perfect to look good right that’s the whole point anybody can do this even professionals who should know better or do you have any clue me and you are limited on your supplies