1.11.2011

The Berlin Crib


I know I really should have waited until we've actually moved in and have finished all the rooms with the little details before posting about our new Berlin flat, but I just couldn't help myself. Here is a sneek peek of the current status of things. We have most of the main necessities already, (except for a closet!) but the small things like lamps, decoration and the things that make a home a home are still missing. I envision countless flea market visits in the next few months and to be honest I couldn't be more excited to finally settle down and build a little nest with AC. The date has been set as well, I'm moving on the 12th of February after my photo school exams. (only one month left woohooo!!!)

Living Room:
As you can see on the before picture, the bare flat was pretty "soc-real" with ugly floors, so the first thing we've decided to do was to redo those. We chose a mid brown tone as I personally don't fancy light wood and dark tones would have made the already very small flat seem even smaller. As for the furnitures, we are trying to mix simple, clean lines with a touch of pop art chic and a pinch of mediterranean rustic feel. When it's done we're hoping to decorate this room with the souvenirs we've collected on our travels. Still a long way to go...



Office:
The office will be mainly AC's territory so we were aiming to make it a touch more masculine than the rest of the flat. We're still missing a rug (I'm thinking b&w stripes) and I'm currently selling the small black sofa on Ebay as it has overcrowded the room but in general it's coming alone nicely.

Bedroom:
The most uncomplete part of the flat (no need for a before photo here). We have an amazing bed but that's pretty much it. It's time to get to work! :)



Kitchen:
We are actually thinking about investing in kitchen furniture, but for now the kitchen is almost done. The only thing we really miss is a nice curtain and some herbs and flowers for the window. The light in this room is amazing so I cannot wait to cook/bake and photograph for you in there! :)
That's all for now honeypies! Stay tuned while we make this space our own. Lots of flea market finds, deco ideas and DIYs to be expected in the next few months! ;)

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82 comments:

Kc said...

Oh I love your colour scheme!! :) I can't wait to own my own home and decorate it - that purple colour is exactley what I would want for accessories :)

Kc

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Rosa&Carlotta said...

It's gorgeous!! You really did an amazing job with it :)you should work as a decorator or something!

xx
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Ivânia Santos (Diamond) said...

fantastic fantastic fantastic!! <33

Diana Mieczan said...

The place looks really sweet! I love the purple armchair so much:) Wish you all the best
kisses

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

:) thanks girls! it's far from being finished though...

amatutare said...

It's looking great! I especially like the colours you chose for the living room. Can't wait to see the finishing details!

Chane' said...

love, love, LOVE your's and AC's new home; especially your living room and bedroom. i adore that manequin in your room, im sure it makes dressing up so much fun! please keep us posted on any further changes.
Xx
Nay*

Nicole Lisa said...

I love what you did with the floors, they look amazing :)
And as you said, the best thing about home decorating is planning all the little things that makes a home a home.
Good luck flea market shopping :) Come to Copenhagen I will show you some great ones (although I suspect that Berlin has quite a few of those too).
<3 Nicole Lisa
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Vicki said...

wow it looks amazing! you did such a fantastic job! did you put new flooring down? it looks amazing :) xo

Erin Willett said...

The place looks great! I really like the living room :) Good job

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Mariel Torres said...

i love your living room... it's probably my favorite room. you've done a marvelous job gabby!

Cara said...

fabulous! And I loveeee your sectional!

marissa said...

wow! it is so grown up and i love the color palette! great job i'm impressed!

Chapstick Fanatic said...

it looks great!

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vicky h. said...

its already looking amazing! can't wait to see the finished apartment!! and loving the purple and gray in the living room!!

xox Vicky
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Stephanie said...

Oh, it looks amazing!!! I am absolutely in love with your living room color scheme!

Bronwyn said...

Oh, wow, that's really lovely! I like the grey and purple... So chic but still liveable

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Ashley said...

LOVE your living room - i've been looking for a purple chair like that!

Sandra said...

Love what you did with the apartment! :)

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Leah said...

You've made this place look fabulous. I want to live there!
Just found your blog, love it!

xo L
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*Simply Colette* said...

I LOVE this post! I'm excited for you! Jealous of you're great lighting too! :)

Behind the Lashes said...

Wow girl you did work!!! It looks awesome!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

adorable adorable adorable :)

StyleMeBAD said...

Loving how your apartment is turning out. The purple-ish couches are so cute.
I just found your blog and love it. I also purchased a tee- shirt! Cant wait for it to come in. Look forward to more posts from you. :)

xoxo
Ms. B. BAD

TheChambrayCountess said...

For not being all the way done, it looks great! I love the colors in the living room, esp, and it looks cozy, but streamlined and neat!

Catherine said...

I just found your blog and I love it. May I ask, where is the chandelier in your kitchen from? I'm looking for something similar to hang above my dining table.

XO,
Catherine

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travelkate said...

Looks like it is coming together! The new floors made such a difference!

potpie du monde said...

What an amazing transformation! thanks for sharing this- so amazing!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

@Catherine the kitchen chandelier is from IKEA :)

Suburban Girl said...

Great choice of colors!

Loved your blog!

Erica Wark said...

WOOOWWW!!! You're so talented!! I love it!! It's gorgeous...I especially like the purple accents like the couch!!

Love your blog. i'm your newest follower!! Hope you'll come visit soon and follow me too! :)

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mandyface said...

I love your pretty purples! Your flat is looking super chic :)

kileen said...

wow, what an amazing transformation! i'm loving the purple hues and you definitely have an eye for decorating!

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Urban Style Vibes said...

Wow, great place! I'm sure you will love Berlin!

XO

Lise M.

THE DESERT FOX said...

dude, come decorate my house please

No Guilt Fashion said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I love what you've done with the place. The living room is my favorite. The purple accents are beautiful.
No Guilt Fashion

Cassandra said...

Your house is adorable! I especially like the living room - the pops of purple is genius!

alexandra grecco said...

xo!

Alexandra

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Neela said...

Wow! Your place looks like it came from a magazine. I love what you did with the floors. I'm wondering what kind of wood it is. Since my house is very modest, it's nice to see great style in small spaces.

Claire said...

Your colour schemes are fabulous!

renerene said...

YOur flat is so nice!!! Beautiful colors in living room and i really like your kitchen!

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You are welcome to visit my blog too :))

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

wow!! what a transformation. love it. the bed is fabulous!

Savannah said...

you are giving me lots of envy with that purple chair!!! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooooh its looking great!!!! :D : D I cant wait until I have my own place to decorate
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J'Adore Fashion said...

Love the decor anf the color scheme!

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Dreaming of Palm Trees said...

Incredible. What a transformation! (into the inspiration folder. :))

xoxo,
Dreaming of Palm Trees

Finley said...

Wow! I love the fridge in your kitchen! Can't wait to see how you accessorize with flea market finds! Finley

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Leigh said...

it looks amazing!!!! i love the pinks and purples!

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elizabeth said...

Your apartment = everything i want when i get my own apartment! i love your taste.

ALYSSA said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog! you've got such a lovely blog here yourself! and i love seeing inside people's homes! (not in a creepy way though!) haha

pve design said...

nice box!
I mean home!!!

Mary @ stylefyles said...

oh, fantastic! I LOVE the choice of purple and grey. Not something I would have considered on my own, I don't think. But seeing it, I am just absolutely a huge fan.

thanks for the sneak peek. Looking forward to more!

Elle Enchanted said...

Love the transformation and good luck with all the rest!!

Anait said...

Gabby your new home looks absolutely amazing. I love the splashes of purple and the modern elegance!

Baily Jones said...

I LOVE THAT PURPLE CHAIR! I love it all, but that might be my favorite part! :)
LOVE your blog! One of my new favs for sure! peace and love.

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Marcie said...

You seriously have such amazing taste. If we lived close, I'd have you come decorate my home.

:) Marcie

frenchleaveblog said...

Ohh soo pretty, literally! :)

Very well done!

--Tamanna

Amanda said...

i love the colors! cant wait to see your thrifty finds and diys!

elizabeth said...

looks great!
I have a GIVEAWAY going for a gift certificate to a great home decor site (or cookware site), you should check it out for those extra decor pieces!!

xx
elizabeth @ sophisticated pie

lara dunston said...

It's gorgeous! I just realised you were in Berlin! Where are you living?

We've been here nearly two weeks now, leaving in a couple days. Have absolutely loved it!

D e g a i n e said...

Gabby this is beautiful!!! Absolutely Love it all!!!!! xoxoxox

FASHIONABLE PRIS said...

I love the purple you used in your styling!!!! This is a little how my appartment looks from the inside:) Very simple but stylish

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ELECTRIC FRINGE said...

aw it looks so great!! excited for you! The floors are my favorite part of the renovation. A+

xo colby
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...love Maegan said...

awe, so cute! I LOVE that fuchsia chair! I have little pops of fuchsia in my living room as well! loveit!

the gracious gaze said...

Looks great!

Nicole Marie said...

absolutely love your couch!

Raji said...

Oh wow, you've done it up so well its absolutely gorgeous!
The colours are great

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i didn't realize you lived in berlin!?!

Jenny said...

loooooove that gray couch! oooh chaises...

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

@Jenni... in the process of moving and on the way to the airport right now :)

stephanie said...

Oh my word! I am completely in love with your place. (And a little jealous...) :) Have fun putting the "finishing" touches on your new flat!

Deni said...

this blog is awesome.! I Love every single piece of furniture....


x
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Wolfpack Culture said...

I adore the purple pops throughout! Gorgeous home!

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THE DIVINITUS said...

the purple looks really good...

BusiChic said...

Oh you have made me miss Berlin - I used to live there and your living room kinda looks like the room I had (which was on Karl-marx-allee)... anyhoo - great work with the fitout, for a moment I thought they were pictures out of a magazine ;) lg aus australien

Miss Vodka said...

Great work. Very inspiring :)

Meg said...

Great job so far! Loving the colors you chose for the living room :) The gray couch is lovely too!

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xx

Jamie Walker said...
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Jamie Walker said...

I love that bag! Where can I get one?

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Zoe Gabrielle said...

I love your living room! the gray and purple is how I decorated my apartment bedroom as well. Great minds think alike! I was curious where did you buy your couches? I have been looking for that style for a while!

<3 always

Zoe
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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

@ Zoe Gabrielle the couch is from Rahaus

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

This looks amazing, Gabby!!! LOVE it...enjoy your time in Berlin!

Liesl :)

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