You guys. A few months ago, right before we moved out of our first apartment, I kind of poured my heart out in this post. Fast forward three month and we have completely settled into our new apartment, which is everything I ever wanted. Since you were so incredibly supported during this time, I thought I’d share some photos of our new home with you.
Before I begin, let me just tell you that no – this blog will not turn into an interior blog. However, I do enjoy reading life-update posts of other bloggers, so I thought some of you might enjoy a non-recipe post every once in a while.Let’s start with our hallway. My sister actually built this open closet for me after I had seen a similar one in a danish online store for about 200 Euros. My sister spent about 30 Euros on the wood, and now I’ve got a unique piece of scandinavian-designed furniture in my hallway. I am in love.
Next is my favorite room: my new kitchen. I never showed you my old kitchen. For a very good reason. It was super tiny, not leveled and the whole kitchenette was more than 30 years old. That’s why I am so in love with my new kitchen. Yes, the cabinets are also about 20 years old, but I love the old tiles, the window and the new oven and ceran field. We also got ourselves a white kitchen cabinet with drawers from IKEA, which I absolutely love! Can we talk about how amazing drawers are? The past 10 years I have lived in various shared apartments without drawers, and it’s incredible how much easier they make your life!
On to the heart of the apartment: our living and dining room. Yup, it was that swinging door, which planted its way into our heart. I usually cannot make fast decisions, but because of this door, I knew I had to move into this apartment!
The center piece of the dining room is obviously our wooden table. I’ve already shared a glimpse of it on facebook. The good news: the table was about 200 Euros. The bad news: we built it ourselves, so you cannot buy it like this.
After I shared the table on Instagram, I got a few messages of people asking where I bought the wood. I got it from a family-owned wood business in Austria. Jannis, my sister and I hauled it with a grinding machine for two days until there was no more danger of getting a splinter every time we ate. So far, we have not oiled it or treated it with anything to seal the surface, and I actually think we will keep it this way. IF you have any tips regarding wood treatment, please let me know.
One of the hardest parts of buying furniture was selecting a couch. We obviously wanted to support local businesses, but we did not find any couch that we loved offline. So we ordered one online, and we could not have found a better fit.
Even harder than picking the couch was picking our art. Yes, art. Since we are grown-ups now, I thought I finally needed to get myself some real art pieces. However, we are grown-ups whose bank accounts still need to grow, so I opted for print art instead of actual painted art pieces. I spent about 4 days browsing through Juniqe (not ACTUAL 4 days, who has time for that right? But seriously tho…I spent hours finding the right pieces). In the end I ordered what I thought was the perfect fit for us: an aquarell ballerina print and several others that I will link below.
Slowly but surely, I also added some decor pieces. My favorites are the beautiful vases by Broste Copenhagen. Broste has been one of my sponsors for years, and so they gave me a little (uhm large) move-in present with lamps, vases, candles, and even a deccor-ladder. I will also link to all the pieces below.
My first real Pinterest DIY is the wodden hanger in my bedroom. The branch was fromm y cousin’s wedding this summer, where it served as a pinata stick. I love that it actually has a history, and now beautifully adds charme to our bedroom.
This is only a first glimpse into our new apartment. We have yet to figure out what to do with our fourth room, which currently resembles a scene of war – so don’t believe for a second that our place always looks this titied up.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour. If you like to follow my interior-loving journey, you can follow me on Instagram with my new account @lynnstales.
Have a wonderful first Advent!
My favorite decor pieces:
- Broste Copenhagen bamboo ladder
- Broste Copenhagen light (similar here)
- Broste Copenhagen vase lines
- Broste Copenhagen vase CPH Curve
- Broste Copenhagen vase-set rustic ceramic grey
- Broste Copenhagen blanket
- Broste Copenhagen table cloth
- Broste Copenhagen candle “Winter”
- HauszeitDesign “4Glow” candle holder
- Juniqe advent calender (currently on sale)
- Juniqe print “It’s Called Pikapika” by Viktoria Verbaan
- Juniqe print “I love you to the moon and back” by The Motivated Type
- Juniqe print “Now” by Mottos by Sinan Saydik
- Juniqe print “Eukalyptus White 3” by Monika Strigel
- Juniqe print “Circular 4 Karwendel” by Joe Mania
- Juniqe print “Graphic 110” by Mareike Böhmer
*This post is supported by Broste Copenhagen and Juniqe with products. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep me cooking. All other interior pieces are self-bought or self-made.