Design Basics: The Art of Good Feng Shui

You’ve heard of feng shui. You might even be able to distinguish between apartment interiors decorated with feng shui principles in mind and interiors inspired by other decorating styles. But how much do you know about the ancient Chinese philosophical system? Learn more about feng shui’s origins and defining principles in this post.
Origins and History
To the best of our knowledge, feng shui originated as an astronomical device designed to find correlations between humans and the universe. Today, it is best known as a harmonizing design philosophy. The primary goal of feng shui as an art form is to improve the […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Decorating and Design|0 Comments

AMLI Uptown Balcony Makeover Featured on Home Depot Blog

According to Home Depot’s blog, the home improvement supplies company hand selects the best and brightest decorators and DIYers for its style challenges. At the beginning of March, certified interior decorator and AMLI Uptown resident Chári Herndon was asked to participate in Home Depot’s balcony makeover challenge, giving it a fresh and fabulous new look and feel. She enthusiastically accepted. She’d lived in apartments for 11 years, and never truly made over her own balcony or patio before. Chári decided it was time to focus on the space she had neglected most. We recently interviewed Chári about her balcony makeover. […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Decorating and Design|0 Comments

4 Ways to Transform Your Studio Apartment

Most people think of studio apartments as the small, cramped spaces meant for young tenants who can’t yet afford larger accommodations. However, there are many ways that a studio apartment can be improved. With many people embracing a lifestyle of minimalism, studios have also lost some of their “cheap and cramped” reputation. Here are four easy ways you can make your studio apartment into a more manageable and livable space.
Use open space to your advantage
Studio apartments may be smaller than multi-bedroom units in terms of square footage, but their open floor plans offer some real opportunities when it comes to […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Decorating and Design|0 Comments

Add Some Personality to Your Apartment Decor

Whether you’re renting an apartment as a short-term housing solution or as a long-term residence, you want the décor to reflect your personality. In some rental situations, there are restrictions on what you can do to the interior space. If that’s a situation you find yourself in, consider it an opportunity to release your creativity, or discover the creative part of yourself that you didn’t know existed, and collect décor that creates a visual depiction of your personality.
Include your favorite color
Professional decorators often recommend that you paint one wall, called an accent wall, in a color that differs from the […]

By |February 14th, 2017|Decorating and Design|0 Comments

4 Space Illusion Tips to Make Your Apartment Look Bigger

Whether you’re living in a small apartment because it’s a better fit for your budget, due to the location or because you’re on board with the small home living trend, you don’t want your apartment to feel or look cramped. There are many decorating tips you can implement to increase the visual spaciousness of your apartment.
Furniture Selection
People tend to think that a small apartment requires small pieces of furniture. To make rooms appear more spacious, it’s best to include a few average size pieces of functional furniture than lots of small accent pieces. Tables with an open base work well […]

By |February 7th, 2017|Decorating and Design|0 Comments