Archive for June, 2010

June 30th, 2010 - 5:04 pm § in bedroom, thinking

sweet dreams

Currently, the official bedroom of the flat is being used as a study, and the dining room is being used as the bedroom. We’ll use the bedroom as the bedroom (we think — a bit difficult to tell when I haven’t even seen the space yet), and the dining room as a sitting room. From [...[...]

June 30th, 2010 - 6:13 am § in deck, thinking

outdoor walls idea

Love the idea of the old church windows to create “walls” for the deck. I personally don’t like the rather fussy busyness of the rest of this outdoor room design, but I love the idea of recycling architectural leftovers to create an illusion of walls and a sense of privacy in a spa[...]

June 28th, 2010 - 8:27 pm § in shopping, thinking, tools

cardboard furniture

Everything old is new again, or maybe I mean it the other way around. Since we’re planning on only being in this flat for a couple of years, we’re trying to make sure that we don’t encumber ourselves with a lot of stuff that’ll cost us a small fortune first to buy, then store[...]

June 28th, 2010 - 7:29 am § in deck, thinking

dream deck

With our prospective new flat, the first thing you see of the actual space is the deck. So I’d like to make it as welcoming and as much like what the design magazines tend to call an “outdoor room” as possible. (It probably won’t be quite as nice as the picture on the left. J[...]

June 28th, 2010 - 1:13 am § in thinking

a new start

Since I’m immigrating across an ocean and have brought as little possible with me, selling almost all my furniture to friends, giving away a lot of stuff, etc., and because J has very few belongings himself, once we find a new place to live, we’re going to be haunting markets and charity[...]