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Su Casa: A New Orleans Studio Apartment

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member SoFlaNYCnola from the Su Casa group:

I'm just getting settled in a studio apartment in the French Quarter of New Orleans. After living in NYC for so many years, I'm looking forward to having some color and sunlight in my home. I have colorful art (more on the way), and a very colorful dresser arrived just this morning. I love the upcycled dresser but now my color scheme is all sorts thrown off. The new dresser is overwhelmingly bright, so I had to change my duvet to the brightest I own just to turn it down a notch. What now?What color do I paint the walls? Which walls do I paint? Maybe I just paint a thick stripe around the rectangle that is my main room? I wasn't planning on window treatments since no one can see in to my apartment, and I love the French windows and all the natural light that shines in. I was thinking I might try a contact paper/paint pen project at some point. I'd like to get a small citrus fruit tree that can live indoors. What would you do?


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jmichelle jmichelle 5 years
Lovely apartment. I'm absolutely in love with your dresser and what you've done with it, it's very inspiring!
mslewis mslewis 5 years
Okay, this may sound strange but this is what I would do: First, I would paint all of the walls and ceiling a "shiny" BLACK; then I would spray paint every piece of furniture WHITE, except for that nice orange dresser; I would put black and white toile bedding on the daybed and colorful pillows to tie back to the colorful dresser. I would have a fluffy white area rug and stencils of some sort on the windows. I would then add a Louis Ghost chair to the daybed area for extra seating and a round glass table to the eating area. I think that would make the studio apartment young and fresh. That's what I would do. All of the sunlight coming in would keep the black walls from closing in and making the room feel small.
LiliesandBiscuits LiliesandBiscuits 5 years
It wouldn't be super exciting, but I think the walls would look great in gray! Also, I LOVE love love the dresser. I know you said it was upcycled, but any idea where I could find one similar?
katialoves katialoves 5 years
** i dont mean the dresser isnt gorgeous though, its just not at all overwhelming in these pictures so i dont think you necesarily need anything else bright for balance or whatever
katialoves katialoves 5 years
i love your mirrors/hearts over the sideboard! great idea and so pretty! and i like your french doors. I looked at your pics here before reading the question and the red dresser did not pop out at me at all. i like the combo of it with your duvet which is more pastelly the place is really nice i would just enjoy it until you know what /how you want to paint or if you need the window film for any reason. or if you fall in love with some curtains. love the windows and floors!
SoFlaNYCnola SoFlaNYCnola 5 years
Thanks, TSRLA. Certainly don't want "little fly thingines" - nope, not one bit.
TSRLA TSRLA 5 years
Great place! I would check in with a nursery first about the citrus fruit tree. They're great, but they attract bugs (especially these little fly thingies). I'm sure there is something organic you can spray the tree with weekly that will keep it insect free. Cheers on the new place!
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