So a little while ago I posted on Insta some news Martin and I were moving in together! It all happened pretty quickly - Martin was offered a job in London and we immediately set about searching for a place in order to get settled before he started. We looked at a lot of places in London, but eventually found somewhere in Watford that was a little cheaper and a fair bit more spacious, and also right on the edge of the Overground line into London.
I'm lucky enough to have accrued quite a lot of furniture and homewares over the past few years, and a bit of money for those IKEA essentials, so the flat is beginning to look nice! Still, it's by no means perfect, and we don't have loads of money to spend on it.
I thought I'd share some photos (with the as-yet-not-built ikea furniture and cardboard box full of other cardboard boxes strategically moved out of shot, of course) to show you guys. These photos made me feel a lot better about it too, as the stock for my shop is taking up a lot of room (and cardboard boxes aren't the most beautiful complement to our living space) and it was kind of stressing me out. These photos helped me appreciate how pretty the rest of it is at least!
The kitchen is lovely and part of what attracted us to this flat - nice and plain and white, so it doesn't feel too much like your kitchen is in your living room. Which it is. This room is the most work in progress - as we still have a futon for a sofa (!) and I've yet to choose how to hang our prints.
It has been interesting finding ways to mix our possessions together. For the most part, we have similar tastes, not much of a desire to hold onto clutter, and Martin has given me almost complete freedom to pick everything, but there are still little hints of geekiness around the flat - including literally 4 different versions of stuffed Totoro toys (two each!)
It's definitely still a work in progress - I'm on the look out for a nice and tiny bit of make up storage for the bedroom, and maybe some way of tidying away all my boxes of stock (any ideas how to store 1000 envelopes?!) and a few finishing touches like a laundry basket.