I´ve always dreamt of the whole shebang- a man and three kids, a cat and a dog and, last but not least, a house with a garden in the middle of the city! For now I can only check husband, cat and dog! And a pretty airy apartment not far from the city centre at all. 😉
However, we´re kind of outgrown the place and besides we crave some private space outside and this cute little beauty would give us just that! Don´t you just love it? I could easily envision myself living there. And it´s two minutes from The Food Court I´ve been talking so much about lately.. 😉
For me, the most beautiful interiors have always been the creative ones- large rooms, scarcely furnished, with an eclectic style and a steady hand. They need to have lots of light, some French boudoir chic and mid-century Scandinavian pieces. They should exude individuality and shouldn´t be too matchy. Marie Olsson Nylander and her husband William have got it just right. Their house by the sea is a perfect retreat, take a look!
Can you believe this was a barn? God, I love its details, the beams, the light, the wooden walls! This former stall was converted into a 3 rooms apartment and retains a lot of charm and character. What do you think?
Now this is a unique property! Hundreds of years old house in Old Jaffa, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this is more than regular people dare to dream of! This gem of a house was stripped down to the bone to reveal its former beauty and didn´t they do a marvelous job?! I love the respect they showed the house´s frame and how the modern embraces its old ascetic feel. If I ever get to own a holiday home, let it be like this one!
What a charming house! Only half the house is for sale, but I wouldn´t mind ending up here! Tåsen Hageby is a residential area in Oslo where usually people from the academia find a refuge. It´s close enough to the city and just a stone cast away from the woods. You´ll find cute wooden villas with apple gardens and the whole picture. Love it!
As you know, I´m looking for a house for the near future. For now I want to know what´s out there and I realize we don´t want to do anything at all when we first find the house of our dreams. I stumbled across this lovely home, didn´t love the bathrooms, although they were ok, so I didn´t include them. Love the white walls and floors, the oven and all the charming corners of the house. Take a look and tell me what you think!
This house blew me away! It´s located in a residential area in Oslo, in the “right part of the town” as they say. I like the way the beams and all the white complements the modern details like the concrete bathroom shelves. I can see myself picking apples from the garden, making an apple pie in the beautiful kitchen and then eating it in front of the fire place. Enjoy!
We´re planning on moving to a house in a couple of years´ time and I´m always checking the market. I found this house today that I thought I should share with you, it´s amazing! Not too polished, so you can do a little bit of change yourself, but the frame is stunning! Check out the stoves! I could move in tomorrow!
I´m terrible at enjoying what I have. This living in the present- art, “carpe diem” and “festina lente”, I wasn´t made for that. I´m a product of the coffee latte generation. Always running, always in a hurry. I make plans years in advance and propel myself hotheadedly into the future. If only I get my MA degree, if only we move into a bigger apartment, if only we get a dog.. Then I´ll be happy. Then things will be perfect. For the moment, they need a boost. Maybe you know the reasoning?
The bad thing about it is that I seldom sit down and just enjoy life as it is. Being a virgo I don´t have time to enjoy things, I´m always in between projects. That does not necessarily mean I´m actually doing anything about those projects, but they hinder me in getting other stuff done.
The good thing about it though is that I´m not static. I´m in a constant need for change and for improvement. And that in itself is not so bad. Or what do you reckon?
Right now I have a two years´ plan: 1. a full apartment make-over, 2. hopefully a new family member and 3. a house with a garden. Since number 2 can´t be planned as such, I pretend it´s not that important anyway and I work long hours to achieve nr 1 and 3. Anyone else feeling me?
So I started gathering and buying things for our house, things that we don´t have place for in our current apartment. You probably think it´s half crazy, my husband will agree, but to me it´s just a quicker way of getting there. I could go on and on about the need to have a Gustavian couch, a rococo mirror and an extensible couch for guests. I will show you some pictures of what dreams are made of instead.