Moving South of the River
The time has come to move AGAIN! I feel like it was just yesterday that I moved out of my flat in Shoreditch to move south temporarily and then into the flat I'm into now..! Are you following?! 3 moves in the space of 3 months. I assumed I would be staying in this flat for at least a year, but circumstances change, and here I am again - cardboard boxes coming out of my ears. Literally!
It took a few months for me to stop stressing out about finding a new place and once I did, something came up and it was just perfect! Turns out M's cousin is off traveling for a whole year, and needed someone to take over his flat in Peckham. It's a lovely little flat in a Victorian house on a leafy quiet street, with wooden floors and the charm of a country cottage. I can't wait to show you around!
I was lucky to have my friend Maja around who was also looking for a flat at the same time as me - she was as excited as I was about this flat so she took the second room. We're both so excited about living together, we also both love a bit of a project, and as great as this place is, it's an old house that needs a bit of loving, we're already planning a bunch of DIYs and have an extended list of things we'd like to buy to spruce up the place!
I've been obsessively pinning and scrolling the internet for ideas and inspiration! I really need somewhere to hang clothes in my room, so I was thinking of doing this awesome copper clothes rack DIY.
I was also thinking of creating a gallery wall like this, either in my bedroom or the living room, with this cool black and white tree ring print, this cool quote that I love (again black and white!) mixed with some of my photographs and little art pieces.
One thing I'm most looking forward to is rearranging the kitchen! We're thinking of putting a rug in the centre to add a bit of cosiness to it, and avoid chilly feet on the cold tiles in winter..
We have a lot of shelving going on so we want to add a lot of green plants (advice as to which indoor plants to get is welcome!!) I want to get these amazing himalayan salt glass to put on display, and these pots for herbs and cute plants on our kitchen window! (by the way, Uncommon Goods have a ton of cool and quirky pieces for housewarming gifts, or just treats to yourself, I got a ton of ideas from them!)
The goal is cosy, lots of neutrals, green plants, a lot of white to brighten up the place, lots of rugs, candles (we have a fireplace!!), tons of pillows and throws, and ceramics everywhere.
I seriously can't wait to show you around once I've properly moved in and we've made it all cosy! You should follow our hashtag #ourlondoncottage for more photos in the next few weeks! (so far it's only Maja's, as she's already moved in)