face lift

Knut and I had a major refurbishing project of the apartment from September last year to February this year. We tore down all the wallpaper and painted the ceiling and the walls white ourselves, while we commissioned for a parquet flooring to be installed. We were working on the apartment sparsely due to busy work schedules and so after months of hard work, specially for Knut who had to work by himself while I was away last December, we are very happy with the face lift we’ve given the apartment.

Our color scheme for the living room is purple + green.  We brought in a new rug in purple and a lounge lamp in white. The blank white wall above the sofa would eventually hold a painting or this huge framed mirror in wood I found in Ikea. I love all those accents in green and purple – from the green throw pillows to those purple candles sitting on glass stones, also in purple. The curtains are very light purple, and even the pot by the sofa has a purple shade.

Also, we mounted these cool nature vinyl stickers we found in Åhlens on one side of the room, bringing an organic feeling into the room. Those green vases which I got from my colleagues at the flower shop fit perfectly into the entire scheme. A 50-inch flat screen with white casing would look tough, no? Hehehe.

We have also started fixing the bedroom with roman blinds and headboard fixtures that are yet to be fastened. Our next projects would be the kitchen – we need cool cabinet doors and maybe some tiling work on some parts of the wall, and the entrance hall – we need a wardrobe and a shoe storage solution for our growing number of pairs. Imelda, isdatchu?


14 Responses to “face lift”

  1. 1 danialma April 11, 2008 at 2:16 am

    hej! nice facelift of your living room…

  2. 2 Chase Ravndal April 11, 2008 at 11:58 am

    It is quite nice! It has this homey feeling!

  3. 3 freshmess April 11, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    @ danialma – thanks!

    @ Chase – thanks! just the way we like it. :)

  4. 4 Ryeness April 11, 2008 at 1:34 pm


    so excited about the kitchen!!! may i be invited to cut the ribbon? :-)

  5. 5 freshmess April 11, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks, Ryeness! So I’m guessing you thrive in the kitchen? :)

  6. 6 Ryeness April 11, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    sometimes.. when i’m not busy drinking. or watching b&s. or making myself look stupid.. hehe!

  7. 7 tricia April 11, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    ang pota….pupunta ng italy……at bibili pa ng Louis! sosyal ang friend!!

    hm…nice place….sna maging ganyan kaayos din ang apt ni j. haha. well, he’s working on it, little by little. pag maayos na, then next project ko na yung decor……hehe.

  8. 8 freshmess April 11, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Kahit ano gawin mo, the highness ka pa rin, ryeness the highness! :)

    Hahaha, ang saya diba Tricia? Syempre dapat all’s in order sa apartment nya pag may ngekek ngekek. Show me pics once you’ve spruced up the interiors. :)

  9. 9 supercow April 12, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Ang ganda! That’s just putting it lightly. did you do the stenciling? Galing.

  10. 10 yed April 12, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    nice place! i love the sofa and the coffee table. the latter the most i would say. hehe.

  11. 11 Ryeness April 12, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    awww! you’re flattering me too much! pero di ko na tatanggihan yan. you’re a breath of fresh air after a hard day at work.

    be blessed always.

    big kiss!

  12. 12 freshmess April 12, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    @ supercow – salamat ng marami! we mounted the sticker, with much precision and care.

    @ yed – thanks! the table is called “tokyo”

    @ Ryeness – but you are! likewise, thanks much!

  13. 13 Bag Fetish August 30, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Awesome job, it looks great!

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