Classic Eastern Apartment

Money is tight for these roommates who are just out of college. The Design on a Dime team helps them move beyond their dorm-room style and into the real world of functional, grown-up design.

  • When a dining room, living room and kitchen all share the same space, how one area looks naturally affects the others.
  • A good floor plan uses furnishings to create an intimate space that feels cozy, not crowded.
  • Sometimes you can find roughed-up furniture at a steep discount.
  • A simple bookcase can become a design feature with some cutouts attached to the front.
  • Design coordinator Dave Sheinkopf got this table from a friend.
  • With a little imagination, ordinary items can be transformed into unique design elements.


    • Hardware from McMurray Company
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