The living room bookcases are now reused in both Ellis’ room and our bedroom. I think it turned out really good, I just hope that the new living room bookcases also will look good when they arrive.
Lots of things to be inspired by in this apartment. I love the sofa/bed in the first picture and also the wall mounted shelves. We’ve had that in almost all our previous apartments. I wish we could have that in our living room now but all our walls are made of gypsym plaster (is that the word for it?) and I’m not sure I would be comfortable with having all our heavy books hanging from those walls (although I know that there are pretty good solutions for this but still).
We’re always looking out for good looking and durable oilcloths/table cloths for our dining room table (where a whole lot of gluing, painting, clay-ing, eating and drinking takes place). I’m a sucker for small repetitive patterns in bright colors but they’re not that easy to find. This one from Nordic Design Collective/Toodeloo is really nice. The pattern’s inspired by a classical board game.
A while ago I wrote about how we wanted to maximize the storage in our living room and shortly after that we got the Hemnes bookshelves to cover an entire wall. However, I’m not totally pleased with the result, I think that the Hemnes bookcases get a bit clumsy when put together like this and that they take up too much space in the room. So now, we’re discussing switching to Billy bookcases instead. Or perhaps we should go ahead and have a book case custom made? But that’s probably way more expensive.
I really hate the feeling of not being totally content with things in our home; the bad conscience, mostly environmental but also economical, about getting rid of something that’s still quite new and definitely not broken (even though we would of course not throw them away but rather sell them or use them someplace else). But still; I do want a home that I’m happy with. And I tend to want to change things after a while. Does anyone recognize the feeling? And do you have any ideas about book shelf solutions?