Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Settling in: some pictures

We're finally settling in our new home; the worst mess is gone, and now we can really enjoy our new place. As promised, here are some pictures. Keep in mind that not everything is perfectly neat and tidy just yet. The walls are bare because we haven't gotten around hanging our decorations just yet. I will post some more pictures once we hang curtains and paintings - hopefully soon.

My room, with one cat sleeping on a Jane Austen novel:














And my crafts corner, occupying a good part of my desk:














Dining room:















Living room:








Well, it's small and modest, but still much bigger than our old apartment. And with some work, it can be turned into a very cozy place! It has lots of light and a pleasant breeze. I feel we are going to have many happy moments here.

28 comments:

Anna Naomi said...

Looks like a beautiful home, Anna! Great job on decorating!

USAincognito said...

Had a quick 5 minute break so I thought I would drop by real quick. Love the floors and the windows in your new place! Brings a crispness and a brightness to everything. :) Have fun as you continue decorating!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely place! It's so light and airy!

Haus Frau said...

The first thing I noticed were the tile floors. I love tile and wood floors..half our home is tile that my husband laid (layed?). The light streaming through the windows brings added life to your haven.

As to its simplicity. That's a good thing. It's too easy to *junk up* a home with knick-knacks. I have some lovely things in my home but make every attempt to keep to the motto of *less is more.* I also do regular de-junking..about every 3 months. It's amazing how things can accumulate.

Tracy said...

It's very pretty, Anna. Looks like a lovely home!

Anna S said...

USA,

You had a 5 minute break and you spent it visiting me? :) Wow, I'm flattered!!

Sherry,

Yes, I love the tiles too! They are so pleasantly cool. And I love the big windows we have now. So much more light than in the old place. I, too, threw away piles and piles of junk when we moved, but I do feel curtains and a few pictures on the walls will add a cozy touch.

Michelle Potter said...

Wow, Anna, what a lovely apartment! Just beautiful!

Mimi said...

Anna, your new home looks so cheery and bright... I know you have much happiness and peaceful hours of reading in your little corner by the window...

Mrs.B said...

It looks lovely! I like the clean look of it. (o:

AnneK said...

Gotta love the tiles!It has been 4 months since we moved into the new house and we still haven't finished putting up the curtains! You have achieved a lot in a short while!!It looks bright and airy.

Emily said...

Lovely! Even though it's not finished yet, your apartment has a real homely, cosy feel already to it :) Thanks for sharing with us!

Laura H said...

Looks cozy! It looks like a nice place to live now! How are you kitties settling in? Is your Mom living with you?

Have a great day!
Laura H.

Ron and Ginny said...

Very nice. Where do you live? I don't think it is the U.S. Just a country would be fine, I don't want your address. ;-)

Autumn said...

It looks so nice. And I love the brightness of it.

JoAnn said...

You have a very pretty home. It looks like you are setting up the place nicely. And I like the picture of your room with the kitty sleeping on the bed. Very cute. ;)

JoAnn

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you Anna. It sounds like things are quite settled now...minimal work left to be done. The light you have in the new place is wonderful, too. Can't wait to see the finishing touches!

Brenda

USAincognito said...

What can I say, I love reading your thought-provoking posts! ;) I love being intellectually stimulated and challenged every day and I find that your posts do that. :)

Dawn said...

God blessed you with a nice cozy place! Very simple! Love it!

Elizabeth said...

Your new home looks lovely! Thanks for sharing pictures! :->

Buffy said...

You managed to get organised very quickly! Or do you have lots of cupboards full of stuff??!! Your cat looks worn out with the excitement.

Anna S said...

Buffy, oh yes we worked VERY hard on organization. But there's still a lot to improve!

Mrs. Brigham said...

Your new home looks so bright and cheery! I look forward to seeing more pictures in the future. :o)

We have sixteen days until our move and your pics are making me all the more excited to set up home once again!

Candy said...

I agree with everyone, beautiful place!
I wish I could visit ya! Too bad we live on different sides of earth :)
God bless you in your new home!

xo
Candy

Wendy WaterBirde said...

Your new home truly does shine with brightness and airyness and flow Anna. Its the sort of place you can actually dance round in : )

Paix,

Wendy

Jordin said...

What a beautiful home! It's so exciting to set up house! Enjoy it! :)

Anna S said...

PS: Some readers emailed me earlier today, telling that they sent comments to this post and those didn't appear. Apparently, through some trick of blogger, some of the comments have vanished. Hmmpf. If you are one of them, please try commenting on another post, and if it still doesn't work, email me!

Rhonda Jean said...

Hello Anna, it's a lovely home - simple and functional. Enjoy your time there.

Anna S said...

Hi Rhonda! Thanks for stopping by.