Oh my, has it really been 6 days since I last wrote? I have to confess to a bit of ‘cocooning’ due in no small part to the fact that I am buying a house. Yes! An honest to goodness, actual, with-a-small-courtyard-type of house. As opposed to the apartments I’ve been living in for the last umpteen years. There are still a few kinks to be worked out, but nothing we can’t manage, and so I thought you guys might like to see (well, those who haven’t already through my twitter links).
It is uber modern, with lots of skylights and glass, which will make for amazing outfit shots in great natural light (if I learn to work my DSLR better!) I’m also terribly excited to finally have an entire room just for my walk-in wardrobe and studio. At last I can organise/arrange my considerable collection of garments and accessories, and have proper space for my millinery blocks, hats and DIY materials.
Finally, I’m chuffed to bits that at last we can get a pet, and am currently making enquiries about miniature pinscher puppies. Our current aquarium will also be joined by a marine one…oh so many plans!
Onto the pics though. The first floor is where the living room is located, along with the main bedroom and bathroom, a bar for entertaining, the balcony and a glass-roofed atrium for a mini-greenhouse.
I know some people would be put off by the bar, but as my man does his own brewing, it will come in mighty handy for bottling and storage of the many bottles invariably littering our home. For the past few years he has taken over our ensuite shower as his beer-storing space, complete with shelving, so it will be a relief to have a dedicated space for the grog AND be able to use the second shower. Not to mention, how fab it will be for entertaining!
Downstairs are 2 other bedrooms, another bathroom, and the main kitchen and dining area which opens up onto decking and the back courtyard:
The front has a jet black door and an almost oriental looking black framed window. Perhaps because the seller is Japanese?
The plans show how it all fits together:
So, I have totally been immersed in many interiors magazines, watching home decor shows on foxtel, and making plans to personalise the space (say, how about a black feature wall?)
If you have any particular interiors blogs or posts you think I’d like, feel free to link. I would LOVE especially to see any pics of walk-in wardrobes (or closets, for my US readers), and rooms where clothes/shoes have been stored in well organised and stylish ways. Thoughts?