Hi, how are you all doing? I’m pretty well. Except for the fact that I’m tired and short-tempered most of the time (winter and depression combined), it feels I haven’t been this well in years. Had I no been approaching the moment when I have to sell the apartment and all the effort this implies, I’d be on top of the world. 😉 A huge electrician bill, a new dishwasher and a cooking top, painting the bedroom and the living-room are only a couple of examples on things that have to be in place before the apartment can be put on the market. In addition to that, I’m busting my ass off working to pay the remaining debt to the fiscal authorities when all I can do is dream about how our new apartment will look like and how I can’t wait to decorate it. Dark, dreamy colours and quality furniture will hopefully characterise this new part of my life, since there will be less need to fill empty rooms and consequently we can take the time to find the right stuff. Continue reading
I´m in a strange mood today. On Monday it´s time for my taxes and I´d rather dig a hole and climb in it than prepare for it. But hey, denial is my second name, so what´s new?
The weather is moody and all I feel like doing is curling up with a movie on the couch. I should wash the floors, there are some dishes to be done and some clothes to be put in place. How trivial for a Saturday, though, don´t you find?
I brought some spring in the house, some lilac and chestnut flowers that I picked with Sam the other day. 🙂 I need a new table and researching for it made me smile: I have such good (though terribly pricey) taste! haha! Let me show you what I mean!
I just discovered Gridy design from Norway and I´m loving them already! They´ve designed for both Menu and Northern Lighting. Here are some of their fab contributions to the designer world. The mirror is on my wish list already.
I love this one! So stylish and bold, all the colors and the light, not to mention the furniture! I can see myself living here, going through those big doors and reading by the fire place, entertaining friends in the dining room and doing my office work in the living! Personally I would have preferred the kitchen and the dining room to be one big room, but I think I could live with this “drawback”. Take a look and tell me what you think!
This apartment is designer Carola Vannini´s work of art in Rome and I wouldn´t mind living here while exploring the city! The furniture is carefully selected and kept to a minimum, so the flat´s main assets- the light and the curvaceous frame- emerge in all their splendor. Check out the view from the living room! Imagine staying in the very old town and having a terrace, now that´s what I call luck!
We got the chairs! Ended up with Børge Mogensen instead of Hans Wegner, but God, they´re precious! So I feel grown-up, and it´s about time since my birthday is coming up in one week. Let me just show you first!
We´re growing up. A couple without kids grows up pretty slowly. You´re swept in your own routine- working hard, making dinner, watching a movie, being with friends. There are no boundaries to your self-absorbtion, no kindergarten bills to set you straight. The weekends are divided between the things you feel like doing and the things you actually get to do. There are no children´s party to attend and no football classes. So you cultivate the couple and yourself. Friendship and interests. Hobbies.
Our decoration taste has been through pretty much the same process. As a young couple we were pretty creative, but lacking in money. When we started feeling we could afford stuff and things we already had a bunch of them. I feel that as long as you have invested in the real deal, getting rid of things after a while is no biggie. I inherited two beautiful antique chairs with inlay and Cordoba leather. Since I grew up with them and asked my parents to transport them over land and sea, I could never part with them. And yet they´re very fragile and not so good to sit on. So I thought I´ll turn them into night tables. But we have a couple of City chairs and a couple of danish design chairs we bought as a bargain and they´re ready to leave our home. Instead, we´ll save for six Y-chairs from Hans Wegner.