Sometimes decorating with someone else means you make design choices you wouldn’t make on your own but that end up being better in the long run. These throw pillows weren’t our first joint purchase, but if we hadn’t been in the store together, we probably wouldn’t have ended up with them. They’re from West Elm, but since they were on sale, they aren’t being sold anymore. The Jungalow is selling something similar if you’re into the big cat vibe.
Jordan would have gotten rid of this shower curtain if Donnie hadn’t expressed interest in it.
We also would have ended up with a massive basket to store our throw pillows if Donnie hadn’t stepped in with his superior sense of scale and advocated for this smaller wire one. It’s from Home Goods, but here’s something similar.
Donnie also identified that the space between the windows in the living room would be the perfect fit for this art piece his friend made.
When Jordan set up this headboard project in the living room, she made sure to finish the project and clean everything up before it became a contentious situation.
Part of designing in a shared space is talking about money. When Jordan and her first New York City roommate needed furniture for their apartment, Jordan bought this bench they both liked. When she moved out, it came with her to Apartment 26. Some chairs, however, got traded for the Keurig. This bench is from Home Goods, but here’s something similar.
Glen used to live in Jordan’s shared space with her roommates. Since he’s a bit of an aesthetic, she offered to bring him into her bedroom, but everyone happened to like him, so he stayed in the living room until he moved to Apartment 26.