I have no idea who is reading this anymore (hello?) but two months away and now I’m back! A mix of being off-sick and moving house have kept me busy. Oh and the small matter of expecting a baby. More on that later.
This year, we were meant to move into our new place in Crouch End. But the house-buying process being such meant that it fell through at the final stage (grrr) and despite us signing our contracts, our sellers wouldn’t budge. So we decided to throw caution slightly to the wind and rent in the meantime in the lovely area and keep our eye out for anything new that might take our fancy. Anyway, in the whirlwind that has been the last few months, we’ve found somewhere else to buy (yadda, yadda, long story etc) but in the meantime, it’s not like I could live among packing boxes now, is it?
And so, I’ve been trying to make our temporary home feel more than just a pit-stop. Whatcha think?
The lounge is a little tight and the bookcase is a bit overstuffed, but the room just about fits the new sofa bed from Sofa Workshop, the snuggler and my desk tucked behind the door (oh to finally have a proper desk and a proper chair – now I just need to get around to doing some work on it… ). It’s been a little challenging getting everything into a room smaller than we had before, and I reckon the sofa could do with being brightened up with more colourful cushions, but with pictures on the wall and a few little additions here and there, it kinda works overall. Or at least I think it does?
I picked up the little Lucie Kaas eggcup on the right in Copenhagen, and found the cute Donna Wilson beaker in Indish, a neat little Scandi-style shop on Crouch End Broadway. It reminded me of these gorgeous Meyer-Lavigne ceramics I also spotted in Copenhagen but were too pricey to buy at the time!
Behind the door is my desk – after much scouring, I settled on this trestle-style oak one from John Lewis, with the lamp from Garden Trading. I love finally having a bit more of a proper work space, and a proper chair – made comfy with Nikki McWilliam’s Nice cushion which she sent me as a thank you gift (no, no, thank you!), and a bargainous crochet throw picked up for £5 at a charity shop. (What you can’t see are the piles of notepads and magazines on the floor underneath).
And the other mirror is on top of the dresser in the bedroom, which is a pretty simple/plain but peaceful room all in all at the moment. Oh and I had to snap the darling Isak pots I got as a Christmas present – I am in love with Isak; so colourful, so happy. Exclamation marks all round!!
The kitchen and bathroom were redone by the landlord before we moved in, all contemporary and glossy, which is nice but also means there’s not much to add to.
If it wasn’t a rental I’d love to splash some colour on the walls, but I’ll just have to wait until we get into our own place next and then I swear, the OK wallpaper is coming back. I swear. I don’t care if she’s in Uniqlo and everywhere you look – I still love it. Colour, colour!
Anyway, like I said, I know I’ve been offline for a while (morning sickness sucks), so it’s my own fault if no one is coming back to visit Her Little Place. But if you are, please say hello, it would make my day. Looking forward to hearing from you!