So I've been on this kick to get the apartment in shape and looking good. For months I've been browsing on craigslist to find pieces to suit the new apartment and my lifestyle. I have finally pulled the trigger on a few pieces (still gloating) and just this week found an adorable coffee table. I was so excited when I saw the ad. 32" wood round table with clean lines and a somewhat indecipherable style. Shelter magazines use the word "transitional' a lot, but this table really could transition to a bunch of different looks. Plus, at $60 it was sweet deal.
Here's where I share an important tip with you all. I figured I'd just put the table in the back of my car and head on over the bridge. And if it had been a rectangular table, it might have worked. But no, I picked a round table (to fit perfectly in my "square" seating arrangment). I'll just leave you with the mental image of me wrangling this table into the passenger seat of my Honda Civic and then driving about 20 miles that way. The lesson: the same way I advise people to keep measurements of their homes when they're out and about, it's a good idea to have detailed measurements of your vehicle, too. That table may not be such a good idea with a $65 delivery fee, right? Lesson learned.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.