As I said in my last post a big reason for my absence from this little corner of the interwebs was because I was moving. That time when I was moving was a very stressful period, I would spend ages trying to find the perfect place, I even remember looking at things like these new townhouses for sale in BC and I couldn’t decide which one I loved more. It took a long time, but I finally found a house that was just perfect. I now live in a beautiful, bright Georgian Townhouse with huge sash windows and tonnes of natural light. We were tempted to create a lovely new house with a company like Raphael Homes. However, we were incredibly lucky enough to find this beautiful, character filled flat which suited our needs perfectly! We’re all settled in now but here’s how it looked the day we signed our contract and got our keys. We still have a lot of items in storage, but when we find the time to retrieve it, our house will be complete. Until we were recommended to look into something like perth storage, we were even thinking about bringing everything from our old home to our new home. I don’t even know how that would have worked. That would have taken forever. But this solution was so much better and definitely worth it. I can’t wait to share finished room tours!
This is the stained glass in our entrance hall, I love it especially when the sun shines. Happily we’re on the ground floor which made moving all the furniture in so much easier. ?
This bright spacious room is totally why we fell in love with the place. As you can see it’s just one big room which covers our living and dining areas and it’s packed full of quirky and period features. Also I can’t even tell you how excited we were that the walls were white rather than magnolia! What is it with painting rental properties beige?! Anyway, we love this room and despite the super high ceilings and fancy features it feel homely and warm.
How adorable is this tiny little stained glass window? It was quirky features like this that made us set our hearts on this place. It sits just above the arched doorway into our kitchen ‘nook’.
Our kitchen comes off the main room in a little nook with vaulted ceilings. We love the tiny window behind the sink that looks over our neighbouring gardens and all the way out to one of our favourite bars – it’s dangerous living that close!
Storage is a bit of an issues as we don’t have many cupboards (on of them is a dishwasher) so we take advantage of the open shelving and counter space. I can’t wait to show you what we’ve already done with this area, it looks really rustic and homely.
Ignore the grubbiness of the paintwork, this little cubby serves as our pantry and we love it. Currently the shelves are overflowing with cookbooks and jars of dried ingredients. We’ve also maximised storage in this area thanks to some handy Ikea solutions.
The bathroom is teeny and unfortunately doesn’t have a bath (bad news for me and Daisy my housemate who are totally bath addicts) but we still love it. The shower is huge and really powerful, Daisy tested the shower in all the flats we viewed – water pressure is no joke people ha! The shower glass panel door does look rather dated but I think that gives it character! I’m sure that we will redesign it at some time in the future however. It has this cute little set of shelves to the left of the shower which we have already styled and slightly colour coordinated with our prettiest products. Our less pretty, practical products are hidden in a cabinet…as you do.
Ignore the blur, this is our little hallway that goes from our lounge area to the bedrooms. Thankfully it has a long row of hooks which we’ve still managed to overflow with coats and jackets.
This is Daisy’s bedroom, before we moved in this was actually a 1 bed flat with the most impractically big bedroom, so the owner put up a partition wall to turn it into two double rooms. Daisy’s room is the smaller of the two but she gets the afternoon and evening light. As you can see these rooms still have high ceilings but the less elaborate coving and new carpets makes them feel a bit more modern and cosy.
Now onto my room..
I adore my huge window and have set my bed up opposite this wall so that when I open the shutters in the morning the light streams in (usually) energising me for the day. Currently that tree in front of my window is looking green and lush so it’s a very relaxing view, you’d never know there was a main road out there.
The bedrooms are an odd shape with angled walls to accommodate the window in Daisy’s room, but I like the quirkiness and have made the diagonal wall a bit of a feature. The nook next to it is where I’ve set up my desk and craft area and then the area to the left of the window is where my chest of drawers and clothes rail live. I’ve also got one of the intercom phones in my room as there’s actually a door there that’s been walled over – pretty useful for buzzing people in without having to move too far from bed haha!
And here’s excited me grinning on the day we got our keys and took photos. It’s been a pretty interesting year what with moving house twice and various unexpected and emotional upheavals, but it feels really good to now be settled in our princess flat which already feels like home.
Can’t wait to show you what it looks like now, stay tuned!
Love, Sarah x