I’ve been promising you a home tour for ages now, so ready or not, here it is! There are still a few things that are unfinished — like I need to find a drill in order to hang up that painting propped against the back of the couch, I’m waiting for a hanging lamp for the dining area to be delivered, and someday I will buy actual dining chairs instead of sitting on the folding balcony chairs — but that’s just the way homes are, right? Constantly evolving.
A work in progress or not, I’m so happy to finally be surrounded in one place — no more commuting between cities! — by everything I’ve collected during my travels and stints abroad over the last nearly 20 years. It really feels like my personal history is reflected in my home now.
Although everyone remarks at how steep the steps are coming up to my little (55 qm/590 square feet) attic apartment, you’re always rewarded with a flood of light from the large south-facing windows and balcony and a wonderful feeling of airiness. At the same time, the relatively low wood beam ceilings offer a lovely coziness.
Currently in the midst of Whole30 (more on that in another post), I’ve really been putting the kitchen to the test, and while a bit more counter space would be lovely, it mostly does the trick. There’s another window to the left of this photograph that looks directly onto the balcony, so there’s of natural light in here. And the glass door is perfectly for containing cooking smells but still giving you a sense of belonging to the rest of the apartment.
The balcony might be my most favorite aspect of the whole apartment! Even towards the end of October, my flowers and plants are still going strong. (P.S. I took these pictures several weeks ago — today those trees in the background are beautiful shades of orange and yellow!)
Finally, the sleeping area is a bit awkward to photograph because of the slanting walls, but you get the picture. My current bed frame is actually in the cellar because it was too tall to fit against the slant, but sleeping low to the ground actually fits this space perfectly I think.
So, there you have it! My humble abode. Still a work in progress, but it’s home.
What home improvement projects are on your to-do list?