Refined Undergrad Apartment

Type: Apartment // Location: Ottawa, Canada // Source: malelivingspace

 

 

About This Place

A guy and his girlfriend moved into this apartment and are making it into a home they can both be proud of. Did we mention they’re both students? And how come our college digs looked nothing remotely like this place?

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floor lamp

Check out the closet door–that’s something you don’t see everyday. The original wood floors, white walls, and detailed moulding make for a really nice space.

They’ve combined furnishings and clearly they’re both into neutrals and comfort. The large floor lamp is a statement piece along with the distressed coffee table.

Even though each piece in here is a different style, it all works together because of the the neutral colors and proper use of scale.

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entertainment centerturntable | desk lamp

A corner desk takes advantage of the natural light from the window. The media console is black, keeping the neutral theme going.

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The kitchen is small but they still managed to fit in a corner table that seats three. The small shelf above holds glassware and wine. A framed chalkboard is the perfect spot to leave a quick note or jot down a grocery list.

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bed | floor lamp

French doors lead to the bedroom, which also has gorgeous windows and tons of natural light. They’re currently rocking the mattress-on-the-floor look. We think a simple platform bed would fit in nicely with the rest of their decor.

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snake plant

The bedroom has a small chest of drawers with a thoughtful gallery wall over it. We like how they’ve really committed to the neutral-color thing, even in the artwork.

The snake plant in the corner is one of the easiest plants to care for and works in just about any lighting situation.

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The bathroom also has a nice window and high ceilings, making it feel more spacious than it really is. A small cabinet for storage would be a welcome addition to the space.