I wanted to share with you the state of the my new place. I love the way the carpet tiles look as an area rug. I still need the wood to make the bed, a dining table, a small sofa/loveseat, and window treatments.
I saw a vintage NYC garbage can similar to these, that would be great to use as the base of the dining table, but don't think it will work with the wire chairs I have. I love the idea so I may just sell the chairs...
For the windows I'm thinking of the ivory wood blinds from Ikea. Not only do I think they look fantastic but they'll give me the privacy I need (there's a bldg directly behind me) but still allow me to enjoy all the natural light which is one of my favorite things about this place. I'm also considering using the silk curtains I have but since I only have two single width and one double, I'd have one on each end of the wall, with or without the double width in the middle.
I'll keep you posted as I make more process!