I’ve only been in the new flat for a few days, but it’s slowly coming together. All the Christmas decorations are about to go up, so I wanted to give you a quick look around before that, so you can get a feel for the place and it’s unique details. Stay tuned to my social channels if you want to see more photos over the festive season.
The living room and the kitchen are my favourite rooms, as they are full of lots of historic, antique Glasgow tenement details. I love the beautiful tiled fireplace, and I’m obsessed with the large ceramic sink in the kitchen. There are so many lovely details, exposed woods and cute places in these rooms to take some beautiful blog photos. I can’t wait to start doing some baking posts again, and i’ve already been expanding my collection of kitchen gadgets and equipment.
There are a few repairs still to be done to the flat – the hall and bedrooms are getting re-carpeted, and some of the wood in the kitchen needs treated, stained and sealed again. The bathroom ceiling needs re-painted too. I’d also like to switch up some of the curtains, and add some living room blinds and kitchen blinds on the windows, so that some light can get in, but you’ve still got that privacy. For the kitchen, I like some of the patterned roller blinds from Direct Blinds, and for the living room, probably just a wooden venetian blind would be best.
I love the extremely high ceilings in the flat, and the gold floral detailing at the top. The ceilings make all the rooms look and feel so big and spacious. There’s a lot of gold and copper in the flat actually, as almost all the decorative items have these metallic elements to them. There’s also a lot of Kate Spade items in the flat. There are some stunning and quirky homeware and coffee table books from that brand – it’s not all fashion.
The main bedroom is probably the room that i’m least happiest with at the moment, as it really needs some artwork and photographs hung up on the wall. At the moment it has no personality. The guest room is going to be needed quite a lot in the run-up to Christmas, so i’m trying to make that as homely as possible.
The Christmas tree will be going in the living room, but there will be festive decorations all over the house. The only thing that still needs to be bought is a bar cart for the huge gin collection. I’m liking to look of some of the ones on the Wayfair site as they have good antique-style gold ones for a lot cheaper than Oliver Bonas. I can’t wait for Christmas – I think it will be the best one yet. This flat is definitely feeling like home, and I can’t wait for the adventure to continue!
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