Well, our search for the perfect downtown home is (hopefully!) over. It was the second place we looked at and we both fell in love with it instantly. There may or may not be 400 sq feet (we’re thinking not), but it’s on a corner with two large, amazing windows which let so much sunshine in, it’s incredible.
It just feels like a space both of us believe that we can be really happy living in. There’s enough room for the most basic of furniture, and I have even been downsizing my rather modest wardrobe in preparation for a scaling back of space. The less clutter, the more free I am, we are. A slight modification from when our lives were packed into one hiking pack…
We have so few household items and didn’t register for anything last year when we were married (registering is a most HORRENDOUS and totally presumptuous western practice), but that’s what makes this part of our lives fun! The selective acquisition of homewares is part of the home-building aspect. I don’t necessarily like ‘brand new’ anything. I prefer the old, the loved. Those with stories. And I certainly don’t like my spaces to be all ‘matchy-matchy’, even though I enjoy appreciating other people’s coordinated spaces.
I have been looking forward to this for donkeys years, and it all is finally coming together. I am feeling so buoyed that another one of my Life List goals will be able to be crossed off by the end of the weekend!
For ideas on how to arrange and decorate our space, I have turned to Apartment Therapy’s Best of Small Spaces – Teeny Tiny nominees. There’s a few nice features for the spatially challenged in their featured rooms, but none I totally adore. But one thing is certain: in a small, Downtown studio, function is key.
Keep your fingers and toes crossed for us!
So glad you found a new home, but its all the way across the bay! Its like a foreign country. I also found the site Ikea Hacks that you may find interesting stuff on.
Thanks, Carolyn. Just checked out the Ikea Hacks — awesome stuff!
The city DOES seem like forever away, but I’ll still be East side for a good portion of my days — we’re even thinking about leaving the car over here and BARTing over to collect it when we need it…
I’d love to do lunch again, soon. I finally have someone to hit up all the sushi restaurants and swap parts of my bento box contents with! I’ll see you at Sar’s on Saturday and we’ll make plans 🙂