Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Snapshots of New (empty) Apartment

Hey sweethearts!

Today, a rainy Wednesday, I went to our new apartment to measure out the kitchen. I took my camera and wide-angle lense with me so you all could have a look. I don't know if these empty rooms will interest anyone, but I know this kind of thing interests me (I always like imagining how it will look furnished), so there's a chance a few of you Kindrd Spirits will be intrigued, too. :) 

Just to get you into the setting of our soon-to-home (we get the key October 13th), this is the view we have on the left side of our garden:

The trees already have a few golden leaves! Can't wait to see what it looks like mid-October!

Here is the hallway...and some dude....just kidding...that guy is head of construction, Mr. Fischer. He really wanted to get on my blog.

As you can see, I chose a very light (almost white) floor which keeps the rooms bright and friendly.
On the left you see the three bedroom doors, at the end of the hall is the bathroom door, and the hallway to the right where Mr.. Fischer is coming from has the doors to the WC (toilet) and pantry, and leads to the kitchen/dining room/living room and front yard.

Here is a (blurry, sorry) shot of bedroom 1, which has a door to the back yard:

Here is a piece of the backyard:

Below it, between our yard and those trees, runs a river. We get evening sun on this spot, and are planning on placing a bench out here.

This is bedroom 2:

And this is bedroom 3:

We think bedroom 1 will be the 'media room' with the big flatscreen, couch, and hundreds of dvds my husband lovingly collects, bedroom 2 will be the master bedroom, and bedroom 3 will be the Kiki La Ru/Sugar Bridge crafts room, and eventually (hope hope hopefully) baby room.

Here's a look at the bathroom; how do you like the slate flooring I chose? I love it!

I bought a fabulous shower curtain from Anthropology for the bathtub:

Here's the all-important WC, with the same floor as the bathroom:

I forgot to close the little door to the water meter, sorry!

Here is the pantry I am so happy about:

And, ta-ta-ta-TAAAA, here is the kitchen and living/dining room:

This is (half of) our front yard, which I know looks a bit sad, wet, and empty right now, but that will change!
As you can see there is a little playground on the left side, and a metal trellis where I will plant climbing plants. And we are planning on covering the terrace stones with wood. That grass on the left goes all along the side of our apartment, which is nice for the dogs.

And this, my you know what this is?

This is a monstrous stack of moving boxes! I can hardly believe we are moving, and am so very excited to start fresh. I've never lived in a brand-new home before, and look forward to decorating it very simply and sparingly. I don't want too much stuff filling it up. So I will be taking advantage of the cellar space provided (not pictured), and giving alot of stuff away. Throwing alot of stuff away, too.

Hope at least one of you enjoyed this little tour! 

There is so much going on right now, and I hope you know that, even though I can't post often, I do think of you all, and check to read your kind notes often.

xoxo country girl


  1. Looks wonderful - a big white canvas - can't wait to see what you do with it - you need to do before and after photos!!! :) xxx

  2. I LOVE pictures of empty spaces! So much possibility and promise. Your place is going to be absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do with it, and oh, I know so well all about those moving boxes. Now that we've been in our new place for a month, I'm feeling settled in, but it was the most challenging move of my life simply because we have too much stuff (books) now! xoxo Gigi

  3. i just love how open, airy & light it all looks!! the slate in the bathroom is just gorgeous. everything looks so lovely, and what a treat to have the nice grass for boston & kiki. also, the view from the garden looks amazing...i bet the fall colors will just take your breath away from there :)

  4. Dear Dawn,
    So excited for you and yes, I love looking a homes too! It's a wonderful light filled space and know you will make a beautiful home for your family. Can't wait to see what you do with it. The shower curtain is gorgeous!

  5.'t wait to see the new home all dressed up!

  6. Your new apartment looks wonderful, Dawn! What a thrill to move into a brand new place, and it's so perfect that you're moving during your favorite time of the year. You're going to have so much fun (aside from all the work, of course) setting up your new house and I can't wait to see how it looks when you've moved in. I'm truly excited for you!

  7. Dearest Dawn,
    Of course we want to look around an empty apartment, how could we not! I am so excited for you, Ramon and the doglets and I cannot wait to see the space transformed into your home.
    Wish I was there to help you fill the boxes and provide energising muffins and tea!
    Lots of love

  8. Hello Dawn,

    Thank you for sharing pictures of your new apartment with us! Wow, so much potential! I love all the white & all the light! I really can't wait to see the after pics when you finally get to furnish the new place. You must be sooo excited!! By the way, the view is gorgeous...going to be incredible with the fall foliage! CONGRATULATIONS!!
    Rosinda xo

  9. It looks so fresh, spacious, and clean! I love it :)

  10. eeek! Soo beautiful and sooo happy for you - ALL of you!!! Starting fresh, new and bringing bits of the past along with dreams of the future is.the.BEST. Sending you lots of energy, peace and excitement as you begin the transition of moving. The pics are beautiful and I'm even more excited to see the spaces filled with bits of your joy! :)


  11. Hello Dawn
    I recently found your blog and it is an absolute joy to read. Your sweet little dogs are adorable. Congratulations on your new nest ... looking forward to seeing all the special touches you add to it.
    I jotted down your "Linzer Torte Bars" recipe - it's raining today so perfect for baking :-)

  12. I, like you, love to peek inside homes and imagine how they turn out. Is it a apt. or a house? It's wonderful and I love the flooring! Can't wait to see more!

  13. Oh Love the floor choices! What a wonderful place!

  14. Dawn..Oh how exciting! Who doesn't just love someplace new to live/ I know you will fix it up so beautifully!! Love the tile selection for your bathroom! Enjoy!!!

    xoxo Gert

  15. Wow, what a fresh spacious apartment! I can't wait to see what you'll make of it! :) ♥

  16. Whoohoo! This looks great! I love your light wood floors. Definitely agree on the spacious, light feel it generates. And the pantry (swoon)... the pantry. Love it. And I love how every window is so filled with green.

    Happy days to you!


  17. hi Dawn!!

    I love it- thanks for sharing the photos:). It's beautiful and doesn't need much in terms of decor, with that beautiful scene of trees from the window:). I can't wait to see photos of it all furnished!! Congratulations! I wish you, Ramon, Kiki and Boston all the best with the move. Till then, happy (almost) autumn!! :)



  18. It looks like its waiting for you to move in! Is your kitchen actually set up yet? I always expect to see lots of cupboards and the sink, etc., and the room you said was the dining/kitchen looked big and open.

  19. Dear Dawn,
    How very, very exciting to be moving your family into such a wonderful, light and welcoming new space! I'm sure Kiki and Boston will love exploring their new home. And what fun to start decorating - love the Antropologie shower curtain!



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