A lot of you have been asking for a tour, so here goes! There's still some work to be done, boxes to unpack, furniture to buy, and pictures to put up, but I'll update as we get all that done. For now, this is the result of a weekend of hardcore unpacking, organizing and furniture moving.
I love the light in this room! It makes it such a pleasant place to be. We're still on the look out for bedside tables, lamps, a new bedspread and maybe a dresser. But for now, having a place to sleep is pretty awesome ;)
CLOSETS!! I'm sure every expat in Germany can feel me on this one. So big! So spacious! So awesome! The best part? We have FIVE more in the apartment. Holy cow.
Fionn and I are loving how easy it is to find these plastic drawers. In German it was like finding the holy grail if you could find just one at our tiny PX or an affordable one on the German economy. America-the land of options.
Here's a peek at our master bathroom. Not too much to say about it except that I love this little organizer Fionn found for me at a thrift store for $7. Can't beat it. Oh, and how cute is this shower curtain?! Jumping on the ombre bandwagon...
Living Room/Dining Room
As you walk into the apartment you come into the dining room. Well, it was a dining room until we realized our giant Bavarian table didn't fit there. So now it's a china hutch-antique chest-don't hit your head on the low hanging lamp room.
We're planning on doing a photo collage above the chest, incorporating some of our cool antique sketches and prints we collected in Europe. I sense a lot of framing in my future...
The apartment has a really open floorplan, so if you turn you find yourself right in the living room. It extends into a sunroom that we made into a dining room. Or at least, it will be a dining room when I finish staining the chairs :)
Planned projects for this room: a travel photo collage above the couch, a TV table, bookcase, and second end table to replace our interim theme of boite de cardboard chic, and maybe a curio to display our travel souvenirs.
I love this couch. I love it even more since it was 50% off :)
A touch of Berlin!
Here's a view from the opposite side. Note the cluster of frames waiting for a home on the wall.
Here we have the dining room! I'm excited to get the chairs done and maybe add a few curtains. We'll see how it goes. The light in here is great though, I have the feeling this will be my new blogging area.
Next we've got the kitchen. It's huge! There is so much space-space to move, space on countertops, space in cabinets...
Literally so many cabinets I don't have enough things to put in them. SUCH a change from my shoebox German kitchen.
We worked so hard this weekend getting things put up and settled. It looked like this on Thursday!
Down the hall we have a guest bedroom and office, along with a second bathroom, but since they're a work in progress I'll save them for another day.
What do you think? I may not love our new town (yet) but I love our new apartment. It's not Germany, but it feels like home :)