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Sunday
Jul132014

All moved in 

I heard some rumblings on Instagram that people were waiting for me to take some photos of the new house so I have obliged. I must warn you, besides basic unpacking I only had Friday to do any sort of decorating and I have not bought anything for the new house aside from a new washing machine (the one that came with the house was old, tiny and filthy). This is how things are looking these days...

The front yard is a mess. Those 2 evergreens taking over the cheap concrete path have to go ASAP and everything else just looks terrible. We also need to make a parking pad because we have a single lane driveway, and live on a busy street right across from a hospital so there is rarely any parking anywhere. And the red/brown paint is gross. 

We have a vestibule. :-) It is pretty tiny but a godsend - now when the pizza guy shows up we do not have to worry about cats sneaking out. We will put some hooks along the walls in here because we need the extra hanging space - the coat closet is TINY. 

And we have an ENTRYWAY! No more walking into the house directly into the living room! We need a new light fixture - I am dreaming about this one. And you can see in this photo how the floor in the entrance has been sanded but then not stained like the rest of the floor. ???

Our grand entrance. This makes me smile every time I walk through the door. The mirrored door at the end is the minuscule coat closet. The dining room is to the left with the kitchen behind it, and the living room is to the right.

The living room is pretty big - about 11' wide and spans the length of the house (23'). The section at the front of the house is my desk area and the other corner will be for cat paraphernalia. My desk looks doll-sized in this house. I think I need an upgrade. 

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Saturday
Jul122014

Stalking leftovers

It's that time of the week. The houses that made the cut then didn't because I hummed and hawed and changed my mind. My stalking leftovers. Why? I'm very fussy. Call me particular, finicky, choosy and hard to please. Not quite right, bad photos, I need more photos please, house is amazing furniture is deplorable or no furniture at all! Can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that have me nodding "yes". This week's finds include a really cool apartment (above) that I should have given its own stalking post but the photos just didn't do enough for me. Speaking of photos there's a house in Tasmania which I'm sure is fabulous in real life but the listing photos are just bitsy. Then there is the warehouse conversion. What I would do to that space! And there is even a house I have featured before but with more photos. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Friday
Jul112014

Livin' large in a small space

I am loving this little 56m2 apartment in Warsaw, Poland - the work of Klara Wesol of KW Studio. It is located on the 4th floor of a modernist building built in the 30's and was reconfigured and totally renovated. Gorgeous herringbone-style whitewashed oak floors, an exposed brick wall (plasterwork and several layers of paint have been removed) and decorated with vintage Polish posters and bits from all over the globe - Moroccan carpets and pillows, Iranian seat cushions, Argentinean kilims and Georgian soumaks.

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Friday
Jul112014

Lucy Harris

Here is a sample of some projects by New York City interior designer Lucy Harris. I appreciate her classy, somewhat minimal designs and how she keeps things edgy with bold photography as art, unexpected jolts of colour, and statement lighting. 

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Friday
Jul112014

Weekend

Any plans? Anything exciting? Or like me are you squeezing in house cleaning and grocery shopping between family and work commitments? I'm hoping that Kim takes photos of her new house and shares them with us. I'm so excited to see more. To encourage her here are two corners of my home today. Your turn Kim. Have a great weekend everyone!