Studio Apartment – Before Shots!

Here are the before photos of my new apartment! The WHOLE thing. You’ve now seen pretty much every inch of it, all 420 square feet of it. I did a lot of extensive apartment searching and the prospects were bleak, until this one. I found it just weeks before I needed to move in and boy was I lucky. It was much smaller but I decided that what it lacked in space it made up for in height and finishes. Unlike the rest of the apartments I looked at the bathroom and kitchen were recently updated, and the vaulted ceilings sealed the deal! I’ll keep updating you on my progress, but I just wanted to post these before photos – mainly I’m just chuffed that I remembered to take them!

xoxo Cristina

PHOTOS: Personal

Cristina V. Cleveland

Cristina V. Cleveland is a senior beauty editor based in Austin, TX. She has been exploring personal style and decor on Fuji Files since 2009. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, To&From Magazine, Coco+Kelley, CamilleStyles and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.

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  1. Cute apartment.. congrats on finding it! I just moved to Vancouver and had to undergo the whole apartment searching shenanigans. Luckily we found a great place in downtown which is only a year old! I am loving it but it is lacking a little personality.
    Maybe you could do some DIY’s for people who are renting (can’t paint walls etc) to personalise their flats?
    I would sure love to read that!

    x Sharday


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Fuji Files was started by Cristina Cleveland, the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, the largest hair and beauty content platform. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Teen Vogue, CamilleStyles, Blavity, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, Coco+Kelley, and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.