Wednesday, February 13, 2008

overdue sneak peak

I finally got around to taking some photos of my 'new' apartment. I've been here for two and a half months now and things are coming together and feeling 'homey'. Lucky me - I'm renting this great space from a friend of mine for a steal! The furnishings are all mine and after some rearranging, creating, and hanging, I finally feel content to curl up on the couch with some tea, a good book and the fire going - without feeling like getting up to rearrange things yet again. So, enough of the talking. Here are some visuals and descriptions of my own little space on this planet...

Welcome! This is my entrance way - great big closets for shoes and coats and cat food :) To the left of the door (but unseen in this photo) is another skinny closet with a stand up clothes washer and dryer - one of my favorite things about living here! No more coin laundry - yay!

When you enter the apartment you can walk straight ahead to the eating nook and kitchen or turn right to walk into the living room and access the stairs to the loft...

(view of eating nook from the kitchen)

(looking down at the eating nook from the loft)
(view towards the living room from the entrance/ kitchen area)

(detail: little corner nook with journals, music, magazines and access to the balcony)

The living room is the 'heart' of my home - it's where I curl up on the couch to read, it's where I use my laptop, it's where the cats stretch out in front of the fire, it's where I hang out with my guests. It's also 'home' to most of my books (on my makeshift 'bookshelves'), my solitary plant, my dumpster-diver-find-turned-coffee-table and my blank canvases (hung up on either side of the fireplace awaiting divine inspiration ;)...

(looking down at the living room from the loft)


(view from the living room up to the loft and beyond to the kitchen)

And up the stairs to my sleeping and 'grooming' nook...

(sleeping loft - the thing in the corner is a little cat bed which is never used. Why would they sleep in that when they can sleep on my bed? What was I thinking?)

(bedroom detail)

(dresser nook)

(and last but not least, the bathroom)

The bathroom: if I were concerned about looking really coordinated, I would have hung up my ivory-coloured towel that matches the shower curtain, but instead I'm just going to tell you that the blue towel is my back-up towel and it's what was hanging up when I took the photo (and yes, I acknowledge my geek-factor by caring ;).

And that's my sneak peak - thanks for coming!

15 comments:

JanelleGrace said...

I loooove it! Where do live (not to be stalkery) that you get such a great place!?!

I love the eating nook and the entrance and pretty much everything! That is an apartment I would love to just curl up and read a book!

masavarro said...

Your place has great light. I really like the yellow its not too bright. Lovely.

kim. said...

I am sooooo going to come for a visit (and finally meet you). GAWD I sound a bit stalker-like.

jawcey said...

Thanks guys! Janellegrace - I'm in Ottawa, Ontario - in a cool old military building that was turned into lofts ten years ago.

Kim - come! come!

Anonymous said...

wow, I am well impressed!

It looks very light yet cosy for those cold Ottawa nights and early mornings.

I shall visit one of these years... that's terrible never having been to 'our nation's capital' (said in Peter Mansbridge's voice).

I am sure the flat compensates for the insipid nightlife. :)

your
Miguelito

p.s. I like the painting of with the pipe and birds...

kay* said...

all that exposed brick = fab-u-lous!

LINDSAY said...

Very lovely place! Just stumbled upon your blog. Love your style and sensibilities! ...will be back

Nathan said...

The place looks great!

I really dig that couch.

Peggy said...

Your place is lovely. I also love your artwork. I got so excited when I saw your blank canvases hanging waiting for inspiration. I do that too! I love to contemplate blank canvases or canvases sheethed in monotone.

Caitlin said...

your apartment is fabulous! love everything, especially that couch!

Cherie said...

Your place is gorgeous, and I agree - it must be great yo come home to on those days when Ottawa is particularly dreary and grey. Read the profile on your friend's blog - what is your "landlord" doing in Haiti?

Michael said...

Nice apartment! I found it on desire to inspire. They gave me a wink a few weeks past and the response was amazing. I love you blog and added you to the links on mine.

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April said...

I adore your place! I particularly love the dresser nook. Fabulous!

Kara Pecknold said...

Your new pad is glorious.

amanda said...

Lovely! I want to decorate my appartment this way...

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