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Ellendale Staging

One of the units at the Ellendale complex was especially tricky to furnish. The only open plan kitchen and living area is on the small side yet this is the unit that will house the baseball team so the living area had to be comfortable enough for plenty of hanging out. Most apartments are furnished by the students themselves but we didn't think they were up to the challenge of this one so we decided to furnish it. Then stage it for the photos so the students could have an idea of how it could look.

This view gives you an idea of how narrow the living room is before you walk into the kitchen. I found just the right sized sectional sofa at Plummers. It fit within an inch of the kitchen floor, almost like it was meant to be. I thought the dark gray color would be good for hiding the wear and tear a large group of collegiate boys might have on the sofa as well as tone down the intensely red accent wall.

Here you get a better feel for the living room set up, contemporary with vintage details. As I do.

The TV had to be wall mounted so there was enough floor space and room for storage.

All photography by Amy Bartlam. Doesn't she have a wonderful eye for details? And now, the source list if you want to get the look at home: sofa, coffee table, gray pillows, kilim pillow, kilim lumbar pillow, Oriental rug pillow, side table/storage trunk, rug, geo planter, vintage camera, fish tray, serape blanket, disco ball.

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