Friday, 27 November 2009

New beginnings...

I think it's time for me to tell you about the latest development in my life. Lara blogged about hers, and like her, I have moved house too.

About a month ago I found a cute little apartment in Kensington and it was just perfect. New house, new beginnings. It hasn't been an easy time, but it is really nice to have my own space where I can be by myself. The other thing that's so great is that I now live within walking distance from the studio, Lara & Teegs... it's fun to be a Kensi local!

lounge room

I was lucky to 'know' the girl who lived here before and to know that she was moving out. She had been in the apartment for 12 years! The apartment needed a bit of a make over and the landlord was really really great about this. He let me choose my own paint colour and have a feature wall. Once he was done with painting he thought the carpet looked 'shocking' (his words) so he sent me out to find floorboards and get some quotes. As you can see, the floorboards are in and I'm loving them! It's great when you get to pick your own paint colour and floor... it's very common in Holland to do whatever you want to a rental place, but here in Australia they're not that flexible... I consider myself very lucky!


the original kitchen... how cute

Things are slowly happening, pictures are put up and furniture bought or recycled. It's so much fun!


10 comments:

mizu designs said...

A great little apartment you have there Bianca! As I just said on Lara's blog, living on your own can teach you so much about yourself. Stuff that's hard to learn when you live with others. It makes you realise the strengths you have and nurtures your need for solo time. Congrats on finding a place that works for you.

Emjie said...

Fantastic look to the place. And such a nice landlord. The last place I rented at, I had to beg for the place to be fixed.

SewHum said...

Welcome to our suburb.
I have to warn you - once you live here you never want to leave!!

Penny said...

Wow! The place looks cute, and I dream of a landlord like that... score!

Little Mary Moo said...

How lovely is your place. You are so lucky to have such a great landlord. Wishing you peaceful times ahead.

Nikki said...

SOrry to hear that times have been tough, Bianca. I hope that the new beginnings are the start of a wonderful new phase.

Fer said...

I wish all landlords are that nice, but then not all tenants are as nice as you either. Enjoy your independence, I always look back at mine as one of the happiest times of my life.

Jac said...

Cute place Bee! It's lots of fun decorating and finding great things to add to your place to make it into a home. :)

Spin Spin said...

That place is sooo cute, love the kitchen and your couch :) See you around the hood soon.

flowerpress said...

Hi Bianca,
Keep that landlord forever, he sounds like a find! And I hope you are very happy in your new little nest.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice words about my little RickRack pattern :-) It was a lovely surprise to read it.
After making my first yardage I have even more respect for you fabric girls than ever now!
Susie