Kei and I finally got the keys to our starter home!
Along with it came a bunch of paper called the lease contract. Absolutely thrilled with our new place but not too thrilled about the contract. Because one of its rules is the color of the walls cannot be changed.
And we already broke that rule. We had all the green walls painted white. (as a base in preparation to painting it with color) As agreed upon with the building admin, so we thought it was okay. Aparrently the lessor was not happy. He got the whole place fengshui-ed before and the place must be green. Since we already had the place painted white, we were asked to keep it the same way.
After all the hours staring at paint swatches? throws them like confetti! White?!
But we have to make it work. So, I go look for inspirations.
Our living room will probably look a bit like this. Only tiny-er.
*If you know the back story of the PRADA Marfa print. It actually fits what I feel right now.
Taken from Wikipedia: PRADA Marfa is a permanently installed sculpture by artists Elmgreen and Dragset, situated 1.4 miles (2.3 km) northwest of Valentine, Texas, just off U.S. Highway 90(US 90), and about 26 miles (42 km) northwest of the city of Marfa. The sculpture is still there.
The Prada Marfa poster is the road sign that tells you the store is 1837 miles ahead.
Keyword: NOWHERE (creating something in the middle of nowhere.)
And this black version looks stylish. I might consider getting that one, provided that Kei approves. Or maybe place a photo collage just like the one in the photo?
For the kitchen this looks neat. We also have a tiny kitchen window like this one, the only difference is the range is the one near the window. Again ours is a smaller than the photo we are looking at.
But our shelves and cabinets are not that sleek. We also have dark colored kitchen counters…
So maybe a combination of these can be of use?
And for the dining area, the challenge we face is that we have no windows there.
Most of what I found on the internet uses mirrors to create the illusion of a window. This could be an option for us.
What makes everything better is the tiny somewhat enclosed balcony/patio in our starter home. Right now it has a lot of not so friendly
poop machine pigeons. So, we plan to get the space enclosed with a roof to keep the pigeons away.
The area must house a tiny vertical garden, hopefully a bench and my pet bunny.
These inspirations are lovely.
Just add the bunny cage and it will be ok.
As for the yucky green bathroom, I would have to leave it be. As if I can do anything about it?! Will just place lots of happy accent pieces to distract myself.
The really tiny laundry room behind the kitchen could be utilized into something compact and organized like this.
The space we have looks a lot like the extreme left photo, as it has a window on the side. Middle and right photo is what I am aiming for in the space.
As for the bedroom, we still have to look for a bed.
After all the hassle/s we have been through to get a space and call it our own. I found this (quote) to be true.
“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” ― Stephanie Perkins,