anyway, one of the makeover subjects was a girl named karess who lives in a one-bedroom apartment that's not dissimilar to mine (minus the fact that i don't have a bedroom). it was a tiny but cute space, with wood floors and incredibly sparse furnishings. thom had her pick a couple of personal items that were significant to her; from them, he drew inspiration for his design. here're two photos of the living room, courtesy of mystyle.com (sorry they're so grainy):
the color, as you can probably tell, is not true-to-life, but that's ok. i really like the brown, green, cream and champagne color palette -- this room makes me want to slap a coat of chocolate brown paint on my walls and pop it with green pieces.