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Monday, January 16, 2012

{ A place to call my own }

I find it really difficult living in a small apartment at times. Things seem to be constantly piling up, spilling out and just taking up too much room. I find it therapeutic to de-clutter the rooms of my apartment, with most of the cast-offs going to the second hand shop and a few making it into my blog shop. I'm usually left feeling a bit guilty about all the things I buy that are never put to good use, so one of my resolutions this year is to buy less and give away more.

I love seeing how other people make the best of their living spaces and of course before and after photos are great inspiration when freshening up my own home. I was particularly impressed by how the owner of this not-so-glamorous hunting cabin turned it into dream Victorian-inspired cottage. She scoured garage sales and second hand stores to find all the furnishings and finishing touches needed to complete the $3000 project and now uses the cottage in the forest as her own personal little retreat.



Images courtesy of nytimes.com

34 comments | A place to call my own

∞ thao said...
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Woaaah, that's cool as!

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Sarah Elizabeth said...
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I N C R E D I B L E !!!!!!! !

P.s. that is my exact phase that I am in, I have been clearing out sections of the apartment and giving lots to charity stores/my market stall

I think it is important to consume less, and consume wisely, better to buy a more expensive dress that will last a long time and can be mixed with different outfits, than a cheap disposable one (and when needing cheap, opt for second hand!)

LOVE this post! xxx

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Emma said...
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wow, that is crazy and absolutely beautiful!! clutter stresses me out too, unfortunately i live with a lot of it at the moment

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nadizzle said...
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Isn't it just dreamy? Looks like it would be the perfect place to blog from hehe xx

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pearlslaceandruffles said...
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So beautiful! I would love to live somewhere like that. xo

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Schnuersenkelrolltreppentod said...
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Beautiful!

The Bootlace

http://schnuersenkelrolltreppentod.blogspot.com

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Teresa Victoria said...
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Oh gosh this is so beautiful! That bed!

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Steffi said...
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Wow inspiring indeed. Such a cozy retreat spot. I love the shabby white thing it has going on.

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Magnet said...
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Wooooow, SO AMAZING. That is seriously beautiful.

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sparkle said...
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wooow

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Vicky Fernández said...
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It's like a fairy tale! I love it!!!

Vicky
lamaletadeolivia.blogspot.com

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Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems said...
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That little Victorian-style cottage is gorgeous - I can envision spending many an hour just sitting on the porch reading a good book and watching the world go by :)

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Valerie said...
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It looks great! Very dreamy!

Just Like a True Star

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Amelia said...
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I sometimes got sick of living in a small apartment too :(
and wow, the cottage pictures are sooo inspirational :D

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andrea lynne rose said...
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This is beautiful! So little and simple! I love it so much

http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/01/and-im-lovingpolka-dots-all-around.html

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Dark Blue Stripes said...
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The hardest thing in apartment I find is wardrobe space. There just is never enough room for everything. I love the before and after shots. That cottage is stunning.

Christie x

Dark Blue Stripes

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Be Yourself. Be original. said...
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Lol, this really looks amazing. I am not a big fan of all girly, victorian things, but this made a huge impression. Amazingly creative !

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Peta said...
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oh my god, it's beautiful!

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Closet Fashionista said...
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Oh my heavens!!! I WANT TO LIVE THERE!!! *dies* It looks so amazing
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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Julie said...
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The transformation is amazing! The interior looks so soft and elegant

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Miss said...
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Oh wow that is pretty awesome. I love cottages and shabby chic. That's inspirational. I'm the same - too much stuff, not enough room. Need my own house.

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Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...
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Yes please. x hivennn

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Marta Valdés said...
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Love,love,love!!!

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esme and the lane way said...
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Totally understand your small apartment woes; we lived in a tiny one bedroom place for years! Argh!

This is absolutely amazing. Very inspiring!

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Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...
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Oh my GOSH! That's the most magical place in the world!

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Laura (White Winters) said...
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That place looks amazing! I am struggling to live in one room with my boyfriend whilst we save up to move out.

Laura
whitewinters.blogspot.com

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Jordan said...
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This is totes amazing! Love it!

<3 jordan
JordanDibb.com

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Plami said...
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what a beautiful, magical place <3

XoXo
Plami

http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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KANI said...
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i love the ceiling bed and the jars of flowers. the whole thing looks amazing huh!

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Pure Bliss said...
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thats an amazing transformation, now i want to do my own! great blog xx

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angela said...
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wow that's absolutely gorgeous! i'm so jealous!

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Telma Fernandes said...
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That's gorgeous. Congratulatons.
I created a blog recently and I liked that you were seeing it.

http://sweet-cherry-bomb.blogspot.com/

I hope you like,

Sweet Cherry.

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aghapimetka said...
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amazing :) I love it :)

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Urška said...
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beautiful! Love tiny houses!

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