Carpets are in and we have been working hard (and enjoying) putting these two rooms back together. We now have an office/guest room in one, and a play room (future bedroom) for Elara. She is loving being down here and asks to come down all the time. We still have lots of finishing touches to put on both rooms, but I thought I'd share what we have done so far.
We pretty well put the office back as it was and added in the guest bed. This room is actually really big and holds all this furniture quite nicely. It's so cozy now with the new carpet! We are in the process of adding curtains to the window, which at night should give the effect that it is a large window and not the basement. Hopefully it will work! I also want to hang a lantern over the bed, but I haven't convinced Jeff yet. For the most part we are done in here, just a few extras still to be done.
To quote Elara there are "lots and lots and lots of flamingos" in here. And there are more to come soon! Slowly, we are adding more and more details to this room, but here it is so far. We have large flamingo decals coming for the wall, a few more pillows, some twinkle lights, bedding, more photos, and a toy shelf. I also love hanging out in the room, it's just so much fun!
This would be an amazing place to live as a student. This residence was designed by LOHA (Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects) for UCLA. On top of having your basic student rooms there are multiple outdoor common spaces, including BBQ area, rooftop patio, and gardens. To access the rooms you walk outside on walkways and bridges, so neat! Check out more photos at Contemporist.
New carpets arrived this morning! They are ever so soft and plush. We spent the weekend ripping up the old carpets and cleaning the cement floors as best we could. I'm so happy with our new carpets, they make the rooms super cozy. Such an improvement over the thin, stained, cream things we had before. However, now I'm not too sure about the paint colours in both rooms, they don't seem to match the new carpet. I guess we will see once we get the furniture back in place. The large room will be our office and the guest bedroom, and the small room we will be decorating as Elara's future bedroom! Check out more on that here. Can't wait to get it all set up!