Last year, @TheFrankFlyer and I drew up plans for a major overhaul of our apartment. It included removing a door, adding a different door, renovating our en-suite bathroom and creating a breakfast bar in the kitchen.
For a multitude of reasons, this has been shelved for the moment. Instead, we’re updating some furniture and taking care of some changes that make the place feel new without all the disruption of the original upgrades.
So far, we’ve bought a new sofa – which I’m totally in love with. It’s so big, we can both lie on it without actually coming into contact. 😂 The chaise longue is by the round window and is a perfect little place to lie back and read.
Also purchased, but yet to arrive: a new coffee table, a sideboard, some replacement planters and stands for our ginormous plants, and a new mattress for that all-important sleep. I also bought a lovely chaise longue for the study.
We’re still looking for smaller side tables for next to the sofa and some kind of cabinet to hit our ugly internet router. And as we’re going to move our big print of the Nakagin Capsule Tower, we need a large mirror to take its place (and direct even more sunshine into the room).
It’s all really coming together nicely, and as I sit in my favourite armchair with my coffee, the sight of the new sofa and cushions most definitely ‘sparks joy‘.
I also reflected on how the internet makes furniture shopping so easy these days. We found all our purchases online after searching on Pinterest for inspiration. We even had a shared Pinterest board to drop ideas and suggestions for each other. All the key details (i.e. price and measurements) are on hand without having to leave home, minimising time spent wandering from shop to shop.
Which I frankly dread.
A few moments with a measuring tape and then decisions were made. This was probably the most stress-free household shopping experience I’ve ever had.