I have the first decorated rooms in my new home to show you. Nothing is really settled yet. Lots to do.
Photos of my new home:
I took a lot of photos of my new-to-me apartment this morning. Two rooms are fairly presentable now.
It has been raining, so it’s a bit dark in here.
I love the couch/chaise. So comfy and it works so well with the pupsters.
My windows are glaringly white. I plan on looking for dark bamboo shades.
Where I work on this blog:
This is where I work during the day. I upload photos on my desk top. But I work mainly on this laptop you see at the end of the chaise where Abi is.
It is very comfortable for my ankle to be elevated and the dogs get to be right next to me.
I don’t know where the chalk is. So the chalkboard is empty.
Moving the shelf on top of the buffet:
I can’t recall who suggested putting the black shelf on top of the buffet, but I sure wish they’d have been here to help me get it up there!
I first tilted the shelves against the coffee table, then shoved it up there. Then I just took a deep breath and lifted it on top of the buffet.
I do like it there. The shades of black are not quite the same, but decorating is not a perfect art. It’s really not about perfection. If it was, we’d never rest.
The coffee bar:
You can see the coffee bar on the far right, so that’s the end of the living room going straight into the dining space.
The floors are wet because we’ve been coming in out of the rain. I had to take all the plants and potting soil I purchased this morning out there.
This is the only place I can find for now for a trash can. Oh well. Everyone has to have a trash can. I just have nowhere to hide it. So it will have to stick out like a silver sore thumb.
Adding the red shelf to the table:
Someone suggested I put the red shelf on top of the table. So I did.
I haven’t even really used the cabinets in the kitchen. Just a couple of them. Because I have one door off, and I’m trying to decide if I want to take more doors off.
I’ve made do with furniture I brought with me to store things.
I’m moving around the room with my camera so you can see what is where in this space.
Abi wants attention:
Abi obviously wants you to see that she’s here. Yes Abi, everyone sees you and would love to give you a pat on the head for being such a good girl.
You know me and my lamp fetish. I bought this one this morning at Target. It is from the Threshold product line.
I needed another lamp like a hole in the head.
The above photo is right outside my patio doors. This is where I’ve decided to have my seating area. It is underneath a tree from another yard and provides a good bit of shade.
I’ll probably get a rug for this spot at some point.
I finally bought a clematis vine. I’ve wanted one forever. It has white flowers.
As you can see, I’ve got my work cut out for me. I will be mixing these plants you see sitting on the patio with the ones I brought from the little blue house.
That’s it for now. I’ve got the bedroom and kitchen and bathroom to tackle. Then the patio.