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one of the greatest excitements for me over the last couple of months has been moving into our new flat. by london standards we're doing pretty well - a sitting room and a dining room, a laundry closet and a spare room! many houses in london are row houses, which means they connect to the houses on either side of them - the neighbours are never far away!
what is a very fortunate feature of our little flat is that each is built to have access to a small private garden! to make space the side of the house is stepped (which also allows for windows). and this means there are nooks to be filled.
here's one such corner.
this area is what you see as soon as you walk in the front door - so it needed something. the blue telephone desk was something i picked up at a second hand store and i LOVE it. the seat pulls out and it actually makes for a fairly comfortable place to take a telephone call, albeit on an iphone these days. coincidentally this corner is one of the few spots in the house where we have good mobile reception...
so le boy was obliging and helped this process along:
and a few wedding and engagement presents later we've got this:
i love this little corner now. and although they don't exactly look it - i do promise that things have been hung straight - it's the walls that are wonky - the house is over a hundred, she's a little sensitive about her edges ;)
in all honesty, this entire corner cost us nothing. we were the fortunate recipients of some very nice presents or we already owned everything else. some of his stuff, some of hers. and suddenly, something that represents us both...now if we could only figure out the living room and dining room and bedroom.....