It’s been a year, well if we are being accurate a year and a week since I got the keys to my first property. To say it’s been a rollercoaster is definitely the accurate sentiment. Nothing earth shattering has happened, but equally there has been a constant roll of events. From unwanted pianos, to red walls, to mould, to furniture sagas. It has all been quite the learning curve. How can one flat have so many niggiling issues?
I love the space and vibe I have created. The perfect oasis of grey and teal, flamingos and millennial pink. I made the conscious decision to keep my bedroom as a space to sleep and get ready. I’ve not taken my laptop in and it really has helped create it as a bedroom. The addition of speakers, is the perfect setup to do my makeup in the morning with a large cup of coffee, so by the time the coffee has been drunk and the makeup has on, I look marginally more awake.
As for my favourite part of the whle flat, the bar. Never did I expect my princess want for a bar cart to spiral in the way it has. #FlamingoFies or #FiesFriday is some of my favourite things. However, 15 bottles of gin is definitely slightly excessive. I’ve loved teaching myself how to make a new drink and creating the pretty pictures to go with it. It is my favourite way to wind down on a Friday, slippers on, drink in hand.
When I first got the keys, I wanted everything done yesterday. I was desperate to get art on the walls and just decorate the whole flat. I’m glad I waited. A few family heirlooms have been added throughout the flat and it’s the perfect reminder of the importance of family, from cake stands and recipes to my ever favourite boat the PS Waverley. My love of glitter, quotes and candles is apparent throughout.
The list is still endless for things that need fixed, the doorbell, windows need washed, cupboard doors needs fixed, I’d love new tiles in the bathroom and a rain shower. Yet it’s all part of the process, a constant state of home improvement.
Here is to the next year in 4/1.