Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Hello Flemington my new friend

my new flat - living area
My new flat - living area with nice big north facing window

So, it's still a work in progress, but I thought it was time to show you some pictures of my new flat. Right now it very much feels like my safe place, where I can be myself, do whatever I like. I feel very fortunate to have such a space. That said it's been a hard, hard few weeks so far... and I hover between not wanting to be sociable at all and knowing that getting out and about is probably good for me.

my new flat - lounge & bedroom
My new flat - bedroom & trainscroll finally up on the wall :)

my new flat - living area
My new flat - trying to fill up the walls

I spent about half a minute looking at this place before handing in my application form. I didn't spend any time looking at the bathroom or kitchen or bedrooms properly, I just knew straight away that it felt right. With loads of natural light and windows facing almost all directions I was taken by it immediately.

my new flat - sun filled kitchen
The kitchen & still messy spare bedroom - full of sunlight :)

The kitchen - albeit tiny - is a robin's egg/mint kind of colour. Win! And even tho it has hardly any cupboard space I don't mind that open shelving, it's kind of cute.

my new flat - and new couch!
My new couchy friend, some familiar looking cushions and my Kirin (giraffe) collection.

So yeah. That's where I'm at so far. Emotionally bleh, but trying to stay positive. And at least this new home helps cheer me up a bit.

xx

40 comments:

Jac said...

Lara! That is the coolest couch ever AND such a great looking apartment. Total score. Hope things are going well now. xo JacRan

Crafty Cripple said...

The light is fantastic in this place. You are going to create so many lovely things in your inspiring new home.

Turning Japanese said...

You have the place looking beautiful. God, I'd kill for a spare room. I am good for and unsocial chill/visit! Come over soon... When I am unpacked. You know the place!

Jodie said...

Hey love, massive big hug to you ...
You just might be the "ink and spindle" I choose to stalk - seeing as your place is so cute!!

art4friends said...

looks gorgeous!!

love love LOVE the natural light, that is going to be a MUST in my next place. and the couch and all your little touches are gorgeous.

as usually you have inspired me to decorate!

hope you feel better soon :) x

chamelia said...

You're just killing me here with envy. Would love a little abode like that to call home. It's cute with a capital C.

Megan said...

Wonderful! Such a great space to call your own! When things are hard, I like to think of the phrase "The Universe is Conspiring in My Favor." There are great things just around the corner, and I tell myself to get excited for them...for the surprise of good things to come. Hugs!

jane said...

Your new place is beautiful - I love your couch and the lamp on the table is gorgeous. That light is just the best and the I&S fabrics everywhere give it such a great look.
I hope things get easier for you soon. I think it's ok not to want to go out all of the time when you're transitioning. Getting used to the new space is important too.
Do try and stay positive though .. easier said than done, I know, but it helps :)

subliminalrabbit said...

what a beautiful new home. hang in there - i know it doesn't feel like it now, but it WILL get easier!

Adélie said...

Beautiful place, so much space and light ! (oh my, you call that kitchen tiny ?)

Hope for you that this new place will help you feel "settled" soon.

mm said...

Your new place is filled with light and personality! One question for you: Where did you get that sofa? It's so perfect.

Suzy said...

The apartment is beautiful. I'm sure all that light will help you feel better soon.

Suzie said...

Hi Lara, the place looks beautiful (I'm a tad jealous). I hope things are OK. I might see you Sunday at the market (if I can get past the swarms of people wanting your fabrics). Hugs, x Suz

Penny said...

It's so pretty!

Alex. said...

There's nothing like making a place yours. I think it will be good for you (so will those north-facing windows!) and I hope you will feel more yourself again soon :)

I think you might also have my dream couch -it's gorgeous.

(And I'll confess, my spare room is still in an awful state , and I've been here TWO years! Isn't that attrocious? I keep the door shut at all times, so when I finally get it sorted to a state where I can keep the door open, it will seem like I've suddenly got an extension - haha!!)

CrimsonBruin said...

Hey Lara, The new place is great. I love the light and how you've decorated it. Hang in there -- all will be well!

Black Eyed Susie said...

Lovely apartment. You have set it up so beautifully. Hope you feel better everyday. I find light, bright rooms always help my mood!

corygee said...

cute! your place looks really cozy, i love your style!
i have a similar "note line" hanging across my wall like i saw in your photos, great minds think alike! haha. :)

Fer said...

Nothing like a new home to cheer you up - I did the same thing about 9 years ago and never looked back. :)

The place is very you, and I love little kitchens!!

Anonymous said...

nice place to live in..small yet very neat and clean.

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Spin Spin said...

Looks super great Miss L, and that couch is beautiful!

Nicky said...

It is a beautiful flat, and oh! so beautifully decorated. I am sure you will be happy there. Very inspirational....now I want to make some changes in my living room!

Anonymous said...

Wow your place looks amazing. You've inspired me to get onto framing and decorating!

I did a similar thing 3 years ago too. It's hard but I can't imagine life having been any other way now.

Kate

Tali said...

ooh, your new pad is looking great, I love that couch!!
xx

Meg said...

What a charming flat! I love it!

sooz said...

Your house is bloody awesome! Wow! While you may not have come here from such a great place you have made an amazing place to land. Fuck I am impressed! I hope it keeps you safe till you feel like coming out again.

Cat Sitter in the City said...

I love how you've decorated your place. My favorites are the trainscroll over the bed, and that fantastic chair and couch in the living room. A really great place with so much natural light!

Steve Caddy said...

Nice digs. It's funny seeing "old" things in a new space.

Tamara said...

Your house is beautiful! I love the way you have decorated it.You have great style.

Our second house had north facing french doors. I never 'got' aspect before then, we bought our third house because of it's aspect. I love north! And would never live without it now. I am sure it will cheer your mood and make a difference to your days.

Being a sensitive,creative soul is hard sometimes, isn't it?

Tamara said...

Your house is beautiful! I love the way you have decorated it.You have great style.

Our second house had north facing french doors. I never 'got' aspect before then, we bought our third house because of it's aspect. I love north! And would never live without it now. I am sure it will cheer your mood and make a difference to your days.

Being a sensitive,creative soul is hard sometimes, isn't it?

Leslie said...

Your new pad looks great,its coming together nicely. I am sure its very comforting to have your own place starting to feel like home in such a time of turmoil. Good luck with the new chapter in your life...it will get easier.
x

threadsforevie said...

Great place! I think that new digs will definately help to cheer you up. Something therapeutic about making a new space you own. Where did you get your awesome couch from?? I want a new couch to bring in the new year!

Catalina said...

I love your sofa! your place looks so relaxing with the daylight coming from the big windows. Lovely.

Jenny said...

it's a great space, and you've made it your own, so stylish, calming and peaceful.
Shalom Lara

eleanor said...

you have great taste!

Lara said...

You guys are all SO lovely, thanks so much for your kind words!

For anyone who's curious, the couch is from a shop called Dwell in Kensington. I had my eye on it for a good 6 months before finally being able to buy it :)

Zoe said...

Loving your new place Lara and coveting a lamp or two as well! Happy New Year!!!

lavienouveau said...

I adore you couch and your adorable little birds on your fridge!

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