I have lived in my current apartment for about 5 years. However you cannot tell. For lack of a better description it does not feel like a home. There are pictures that need hung, rooms that need furnished, and so much more. I think that you get the idea.
FullSizeRender(21)IMG_4407I decided to tackle my interior design project one room at a time. I started with the living room. I had painted the living room when I first moved in so it already had that advantage going for it. It is also the room that I spend the most time when not sleeping. I made a list of what the room needed and started doing research on these items as well as gathering inspiration.

I have been shopping all over the place. To date I have used a combination of WayFair, antique shops, Pier 1, Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, and even Walmart. A few of the items that I have added so far are a new couch, throw pillows, two lamps, a few end tables, a couple pictures, and other knickknacks.
My end goal is to have a place to live that reflects my style and interests. A place where I feel comfortable. I house that I want to go home to. For far too long I have had the mind set of making due with what I had, but now I am focused on making it my own. I will keep you all updated on my progress. I am off to find some new chairs!

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

11 Comments on "Homework"

  1. Alexander_F says:

    To be honest I’ve seen worse than that (my place, for instance…). You do indeed have a good taste. I like that small table with the china.

  2. s. adams says:

    For what its worth, your place looks great right now. Can’t wait to see it come together!

  3. Mark Nail says:

    You have nice taste. Keep going and share pics on your continued progress.

  4. Craig S says:

    I look forward to the updates – the living room has a good sense of character. Our approach to decor is also an eclectic one, mixing old with new.

    I especially like the lamps and the side tables.

  5. MrErikJ says:

    This is an ongoing and often arduous process. I’ve lived in my house since 2014 and I’m always in the process of renovating or fixing something but have yet to really furnish it. It can be depressing having a house or apartment that is a “place” and not yet a “home.” I’m trying to escalate my work, but it seems to take awhile. I think you’re on track and I rather like the design.

  6. Josh B. says:

    If you have access to a Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, it’s worth looking around in there, too–especially if you don’t mind doing some occasional furniture refinishing yourself or paying for someone to do things like upholstery for you. It will definitely be like thrift shopping for ties; a hit-or-miss experience. A lot of what they have will be new/surplus furniture from hotels, hospitals, etc., though. Some will be used; and all is priced very economically, and the proceeds support a good organization.

  7. Joe says:

    Loving the look!!!

  8. Emmie says:

    Looks nice!

  9. Jack says:

    Your place looks fantastic at the moment, so I can’t wait to see what you come up with! You really have fantastic taste. I am very jealous!

  10. NaturalShoulder says:

    The interior design project looks good. I am envious of others who have the ability to source everything themselves and make it look so good.

  11. Andy Gilchrist says:

    Hi Jerrod,

    Your home looks fabulous. Can we see some more photos such as the kitchen, bedroom and wardrobe?

    Your friend


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