Planning is Everything?

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I think that a combination of a few of my interests fuel my weird obsession with this move. For starters, I eventually want to get in the business of flipping houses, so even though I won’t be able to make any structural or permanent changes to the apartment, the thought of making an 70 year old unit my own is hella exciting. On top of that, I have a huge love for environmental graphic design. So… in a way, moving into a new apartment is my roundabout way of branding a space? That’s what I’m making this into, anyway. That being said, in the design world, there’s no harder client than yourself.

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Now that the moving date is quickly approaching, I’m starting to compile a bunch of stuff that I hope will define the style of the new spot. I swooped up these frames for practically free from a local thrift store and paired them with some personal photography and artwork (except for the image with the trees, which I think I bought from Ikea a few years ago) to start thinking of how I’m going to put the entry of the new apartment together. It’s only a start, and I plan on assembling quite a bit more of these that contrast stylistically (photos, designed pieces, typography). Also, just a little bit of color needs to happen.

I don’t mind that the frames are a little beaten and scratched around the edges, and I actually think that they’ll compliment the space nicely. Putting some modern photography and artwork in the frames will bring them up to date. I can’t wait to get back into the space after they clean out the 15 years of grime that was accumulated by the previous dude.

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