More about this place! Tomorrow I’m heading for a meeting about the apartment, because there’s no way I am to just sit back and see what I get when the summer comes and this is renovated, right?! As you might have already read this is a rental, and I’ve signed a contract for several years. And I want to have a nice place that feels like mine all the way. Wish me luck! At least they’re positive to hear my opinions and see my Pinterest map made for this place, so I’m excited about that. Things that have to be decided are: kitchen, bathroom, floors, walls…. everything! Goooosh… I wish I could be the project leader of this space – I would work for free, just give me the budget! So, on Monday I got the keys, and for those following me on Instagram, you could see a tour of this place directly after. Did you watch? I’ve saved it in case someone would like to see it back on stories – let me know!
Where I’m standing while taking this photo is where the entrance door will be, so this will be my hallway. The most perfect hallway, really. This is a hallway that can be used as any other room, because of the size and light, and the balcony. Do you know what I will use it for? A little atelier! This is where new painting will be made – in all this flow of light. The two openings to the right will be a bedroom and a bathroom, and the double door opening to the left is the way to the living room, kitchen an another bedroom.
By the window the bedroom will be, and most likely it will be my daughters bedroom. I think I need the biggest bedroom myself, because it’s the only place I can make a smart solution to keep basically ALL my stuff. There’s nowhere else to put it. I sure need to clean a lot out when I move. Door number two will be a little bathroom, and the big opening will be the hallway that leads to several apartments, so not a part of my apartment…
All the windows in here, which I’ve counted will be nine, is rather big. I’ve already said to the landlord please, don’t paint the windows white! Ha ha 😉
This is the hallway in the other direction, and YES this very old double door is staying! Phew! You never know… Norway is not the best country when it comes to protect and care for the original things and old buildings. But I’m doing my very best! Monday I ate a carrot cake to celebrate that this door will be a part of my life. All the small things, you know…
Love the details… And I love the height under the ceilings! I’m so spoiled in the house we live now, with approx three meters, and that’s one of the things I thought I would really miss when I’m moving out of the house. And I would have missed it if it wasn’t for the fact that I measured this place to be 3 meters and 20 centimeters yesterday. I fell blessed, and not giving up and being able to see other ways than the traditional ones, has saved me once again.
When you walk trough the double door you will get into the living room with a tower. Never in my life I would have thought I could pull off to get a place like this. It’s like bringing our place outside Prague into my own town. On my meeting with the landlord tomorrow I will ask if I can take the curtains down, wash them like ten times, and keep them… Hanging them back up… He will get a shocked look on his face when I ask, I just know. If he reads this he will be a little prepared though;) And by the way the “castle ” in Czech Republic will also be for sale, most likely… If I had the nerves to keep it, just because it’s like total magic, then I would have kept it. My husband, or ex-husband, I don’t know what to call him these days, is in Czech right now, photographing it. He got the keys handed over yesterday, and we never got to bring the dreams and plans into life. It’s a difficult one to accept…
Which lamp will hang in the tower?
The view in one direction, a quite nice one actually. I’ve started to realize this town has quite many cute old buildings (and lots of ugly ones, but I already knew!). I get to see some of the nicest ones from my place.
When you turn the other way (the double door is now to the left) this is all you can see – a very dirty peach colored wall, and behind here someone is living right now, so I can’t get to see what’s on the other side before May! There will be an opening here into my kitchen, which will have room for a dining table to the right in front of another big window, and to the left the kitchen cabinets and fridge and all that will be. And there will be another door in front of here again, from the kitchen, that will lead into the biggest bedroom with the ninth and last window.
But for today I will keep out of here, even though the key is already mine (that’s actually very nice of the landlord!). I’m off to a meeting about a possible collaboration about coffee! Yes, coffee. I love a good coffee, and there will be “challenging” with excellent and expensive coffee several places right outside my door when I move here, so I better get my own way of making something excellent to save me money I don’t have;)
I will work much harder on making collaborations in the time to come, all with my heart involved, and no bad decisions will be made. But there’s several things I will really need in the apartment that the landlord won’t buy me, so if you think your brand or product will be needed and fit well in here, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I don’t expect many to knock on my door and ask, even though it has happened before. So I will work hard to try and get what I want and need.