Saturday, September 5, 2009

The college apartment - pink & green!

September 1st, otherwise known as student-move-in-day in beautiful Boston, home to a multitude of colleges and universities...

Come on in and I'll show you Court's home-away-from-home for the next year. When she and her roommates found this apartment, I fell in love with the floors and doorknobs....

Not to mention the gorgeous windows! Court and another girl will be sharing this room which is set apart from the rest of the apartment by beautiful French doors. (There's a smidge of hubby on the left, assembling the IKEA loft bed...)

If you take a peek outside you'll see U-Hauls, cars, and vans double-parked everywhere. As I said, September 1st in Boston is chaotic due to the vast numbers of students arriving from all over Massachusetts, the country, and the world, to move into their newly-leased apartments!!

Here's the little pink chair that was sitting in my living room last week, now waiting to be moved from Court's living room to her bedroom as soon as the bed is assembled... (I'm just loving the HUGE windows in this apartment... It's so bright and cheerful!)


Yeah! The loft bed is finished (and hubby said it went together very easily, which was an unexptected treat!) Okay, Court, now it's time for you to arrange your study area!
Fast forward a few hours...

Ta dah! Great job, honey!!


You be careful climbing that ladder! And don't forget you're in a loft bed if you get up in the middle of the night half asleep!

Oh, you are your mother's daughter for sure!! I love the psychedelic Paul McCartney on the left and the framed Beatles postcards on the right... That could have been my room back in the sixties...

The Wal-Mart desk, pink Target chair, and green IKEA chair all look great together! I'm loving all the colors you picked out!

Not to mention the $10 green Wal Mart floor lamp... Perfect for those nights when you're up late (studying :)...


(Amanda testing out Court's chair)... You did a great job putting this study area together, and now you definitely deserve to sit and rest a bit. We'll hang the curtains tomorrow...

Court and her roommate decided to move in on separate days, which was a very good idea since there would never have been room for the two dads to be assembling beds at the same time! So this is what it looked like when we left on day 1, with the left side of the room still empty...
But now it's time to head home through the Fenway... We need to rest up because not only do we come back tomorrow to hang curtains, we also start moving Amanda into her new apartment! So many changes happening!!!
Day 2 at the apartment...
The Wal-Mart clearance-priced shocking pink sheers are PERFECT for the French doors! ($2 for a package with two panels - you can't beat that price!).. You girls can keep them pulled aside during the day and close them up at night... I forgot to take pix of the curtains we hung in the big front windows! They were just white cotton tab tops (that were not see through or sheer so that I'd feel more comfortable knowing that nobody could look in on the girls!! ha ha)

I'm loving this apartment... Could I be a city girl? I think there's a very good possibility that I could!

Donna

10 comments:

Lisa said...

How very neat! Its fun to watch all the blogland kids go to school! She did a great job on her room. And I'd LOVE that apartment. I'd need 4 roommates to live in Boston but I'd love it!
Hugs, Lisa

Carol said...

I like the way the bed and office area take up so little space. That is a great idea for younger children who share a room, too. Great space.

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Cottage Rose said...

Hello Donna; Wow makes me want to go back to school..lol; I just love their apartment,, and all the really beautiful thing for her room,,, love all the colors.... can't wait to see more.... have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

pedalpower said...

Wow...what a great room!

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are lovely and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect so thank you for sharing them all and best wishes....

Claudia said...

Oh Donna - such memories! Boston in the fall - students moving in everywhere! I had a apartment in Cambridge with a bay window and I loved it. It was also rent controlled at the time - thank goodness!

Your daughter's apartment is fabulous and everyone did such a great job of decorating! Love seeing Sir Paul! You have had a busy, busy time of it lately!

I posted a while back about a stray kitty we found on our property and rescued. You might want to read about it because I know you feel the same way I do about animals!

xo
Claudia

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Ok... I'm totally in love with the floors, windows and doorknobs as well. What a fabulous place to live and be a student!
bunny hugs,
shell

Chatelaine said...

Wow, you did very well with the chaos of moving day in Boston. I stay out of Boston in the beginning of September for this very reason.

Looks like the apartment has lots of charm, the windows, floors, doorknobs
are all fabulous!

Love the loft bed and the color scheme. She did a great job accessorizing and the Beatles memorabilia is great.

Did you or your daughter see Paul McCartney at Fenway Park? I heard he was fantastic!

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Darling set up and appartment I hope the girls really have a good time this year..
hugs,Patty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That apartment is so charming, and the furniture looks fabulous in it. What fun they are going to have. And now you have another one to move into an apartment! Wow! Mom and Dad are going to need a good long rest after all of this. laurie