PS: Any strategies for planning out the design of an empty apartment?
SS: As a designer, I am a very aesthetically driven person, but in an empty apartment, you really need to focus on form over function. Try to imagine how you would like the space to make you feel: do you want a bold and colorful expression of your personality or do you want a calm and soothing haven in which to come home from work? Once you have an idea of these things, you're on your way! Choose the large anchor pieces first and build slowly around those, adding in texture and color as you see fit.