11.22.2010

Home Inspiration


The first thing I did after the 9-hour drive to Berlin was to rush to the Mauer Park flea market for a little treasure hunting. My heart broke when I found the perfect vintage globe lamp and it was already sold. One of the reasons I spend a week in Berlin is to set up a temporary living space for AC and me. I'll be flying in and out for the next few months and once I move permanently we'll look for a bigger place, but for now we are settling in a small apartment with absolutely nothing in it. You see when we moved away last year we pretty much sold, give away or threw away (such a shame!) most of our belongings so now we are starting to build a home from scratch again. As exciting as it sounds the situation is tricky as 
a, we are furnishing a temporary apartment so we have no idea how our final place will look like 
b, AC and I have opposite tastes 
c, obviously buying everything we want would require us to rob a bank 
d, buying things in a rush is never good
e, did I mention that we break up ever time we go to IKEA together??? :)

I have NO plan and I'm just starting to look for inspiration now...  (we move in today!!! :) I think we'll start with something simple with neutral colors and gradually spice up the apartment with some sassy retro finds. Ah decisions, decisions!





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21 comments:

Claire said...

ooo How exciting is your life right now! Good luck with everything :)

Shoe Splurge said...

Love these designed rooms!

safe travels!

http://shoesplurge.blogspot.com

Ivânia Santos (Diamond) said...

Great pics!!!


very inspiracion :D

Emy said...

Great pics! Already inspired me:)
xx

Emy

Taylor said...

great post. cozy and clean looking!

have a great monday day!

taylor

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I love the suitcases and picture wall!

xoxo
Rachel

gabrielle said...

haha my bf and i break up everything we go to ikea together! do you think they do that intentionally? beautiful pics- im now inspired!

www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.blogspot.com

superhappyjohi said...

Hey Gaby, good luck with everything! Berlin is a very inspiring city! Im in love with the brooklyn apartment on the 2nd picture from the bottom, i saw it on the selby. it is amazing! love your style.

Behind the Lashes said...

It looks like you have a great game plan...and I hope it runs smoothly ha. I would kill for that last pic of the office.
xoxo Heather

SucceedingatFailing said...

Love the living room with all the bookshelves! I would love to have that as my living room! im so jealous you get start decorating and getting furnishings, so exciting. Im renting a flat with two friends and theres nothing we can do to it and theres no point buying stuff which i wont be able to fly back to england with me so its so bare and horrible! cant wait to get a place one day that i can actually decorate! :D

bought your tote by the way! :)

*Simply Colette* said...

oh I so understand your clashes styles dilemna. my bf and i are the same way... :)

TheChambrayCountess said...

Love your inspiration photos! I wish you the best and have fun!

http://thechambraycountess.blogspot.som

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Can't wait to have a space to decorate! Good luck on yours and these are lovely inspiration photos to work with. Can't wait to see the end result :)

Miyan said...

good luck, girl! im sure you will work it out & put your place together great. can't wait to see little snipets of how it will turn out! love the inspirational photos- the picture wall is something you should definetly start, being the photographer you are ;)

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Melanie's Randomness said...

Such beautifully decorated rooms. I love it all!

Melanie's Randomness

BarelyVogue said...

Wow! great inspirational pics! Hope the move went on well.
xx
Sahi
www.barelyvogue.com

ceo said...

I love the suitcase shots... Hope moving went as smooth as possible......


xxx
CEO

travelkate said...

Good luck with the move! A move is most likely in the works for me as well. It can be hard and daunting to move and decorate, but the decorating process will be fun too!

Kate

http://travelmoonblog.blogspot.com

Juultje said...

try going picking a colour for a room. We have fights and usually ends up him leaving the store leaving it up to me top decide and me following him since I do want to pick with him that we both like...:-)therefore we are still where we were 2 years ago and still have 2 unpainted rooms..lol

D e g a i n e said...

Love these photo's Gabby, so gorgeous! When do I expect you in Barcelona?

xo

D e g a i n e said...

Love these photo's Gabby, so gorgeous! When do I expect you in Barcelona?

xo

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