The Husband and I recently moved into a new apartment, which had just been renovated. (Originally intended for the landlady's daughter, but she chose to live closer to work. Her loss!). It's a lovely space, with plenty of natural light, big bright rooms, modern finishes, and to top it off, it's smack bang in the middle of Taipei City by a huge park, surrounded by great restaurants, supermarkets and organic/health food stores. Perfection!
The apartment has a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, two bathrooms and a wrap-around balcony. One of my favorite parts of our new place is that it came totally unfurnished. (Our previous apartment was fully furnished when we moved in, so we basically only purchased decorative items while we lived there for 4 years.) Show me a female on this planet that wouldn't be jumping up and down at the prospect of furnishing and decorating a place from scratch! Or was it just me!?
We knew we needed a game plan, because all we had was one double bed mattress and a futon. So, we started off with some of the basics (lots of trips to IKEA) and decided to take some time on choosing decor and color schemes. Also, we had to save up some dough for this endeavor. I mean, we are furnishing this whole place from scratch; not exactly a cheap aspiration.
We still have a looooong list of things we need, and then we'll start with the details. Thanks to my trusty Pinterest "For the Home" board, I now have a massive collection of ideas and inspiration to choose from. We (of course, when I say "we", I mean "I" and The Husband was shown pictures of my decisions...) kind of have an idea for color schemes and specific pieces that we want.
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I'm going to share this huge undertaking here with all of you as we go along, so stay tuned for decorating updates, which will also include "before" pics.
Have you recently furnished/decorated your place, or have any decorating tips and tricks up your sleeve, please tell me about it.