Last year, I bought my first flat in London. After 4 years of renting, I took the plunge. It has been, and still is, a slow process.
We moved in with only one piece of furniture: a mattress. Since then we have bought a few necessities (washing machine, fridge etc) and very little else.
Like most people, my flat is a constant work in progress. I will not settle for anything less than what I want, and am constantly on the lookout for 1950s/60s furniture at carboots, Ercol and G-plan tables on ebay and the perfect prints for my bare walls.
The room with all the books is Karl Lagerfeld's (amazing, I know). I find pictures on blogs (theselby.com) websites (cupcakesandcashmere.com), magazines (Red, ELLE Decoration) and in books. These are my two main literary sources:
So my style is New York loft apartment/industria/grey Scandinavian/minimalist........and of course, I move into a flat with cream carpets. Here are a few snippets into the place that I call home:
|Karlstad sofa, Ikea, middle cushion Red Direct (my BF is a Beatles fan)|
|Ikea 'Stockholm' cushion, £15.99|
This is my favourite feature in the flat. At night I always light tea lights in the fireplace
|Letters, a gift from a friend from notonthehighstreet.com|
|I love these cardboard coasters from Fishs Eddy in NYC|