Hi, I will need to furnish my new apartment soon, mostly the living room. I loved how Patrick Bateman's apartment looked in American Psycho. Obviously I can't afford that on a 100k salary but it's that minimalistic style that I'm going after. I was thinking of just going with ikea for my bed. I'm going on a budget and please take my salary into account. I live in San Francisco, CA if that helps. Thanks!
Furnishing new apartment
Scour the interwebs as if though your future comfort depends on it. (As it well does.) Dig deep into the ebays and the craigslists. Find what you like and make no compromises in obtaining it in regards to persistance and patience rather than economy. Wait for sales in the stores. Don't settle for something and simply sleep on your floor until you come by that which you want at a fair price.
(I'm poor too.)
I thought the same thing but was waiting for someone else to question how 100k = poor, esp considering he is single with no kids.
I dont think so that with this salary you can decorate your apartment. To do such kind of things a person should have an interest and also have lots of money which he/she will spend to fulfill their wish. I saw many peoples who spend a bundle of amount just for decorate their rooms and here you are talking to decorate the whole apartment.
And move that link to your signature before the ban hammer gets you.
A single Barcelona chair, without the ottoman, in a basic leather, is $5,000. So, outfitting a whole living room with similar quality pieces is clearly an impossibility.
My advice is to buy one or two nice pieces, and get the rest from Ikea and the like. Start with a Barcelona chair and ottoman, if you like. Every year, you can replace some of the disposable stuff with real, high quality items. Better this way than buying a bunch of middle-of-the-road stuff from Room & Board and BluDot that is too expensive to throw out, yet not nice enough to want to keep forever.
More importantly, the aesthetic is completely outside what the OP is aiming for. The Karlstad or Soderhamn look like they'd fit the bill better. However, Ikea sofas tend to look pretty awful in person, and the prices really aren't that great. We had one when I was in law school. Ugliest and most uncomfortable couch ever.