A fortnight from today my partner and I will be moving from our city centre apartment in the attic of a Victorian villa to a maisonette with character in a large, Georgian house on the edge of the Peak District.
Our current place, although in a beautiful period building in a conservation area, was renovated in a thoroughly modern fashion by the developers; halogen spotlights throughout, minimalist kitchen, tiled wet rooms and a muted colour scheme with hardwood floors. It was the sash windows and the generous ceiling height that really turned my head - although I couldn't help feeling as we viewed it that while it looked stunning I'd have been much more period sympathetic in renovating it myself.
(Please excuse the photo-quality also the furnishings are those of the previous tenants)
It has been a happy place to live and I will miss the fantastic shower and user-friendly kitchen, but I'm excited for the move!
Once again, the photos are not of a good quality and are also regrettably few, but our new place has a little extra something for me . . . . .
Small external shot
Slightly larger 'corner of living room' shot
I realise there isn't an awful lot you can tell about the place from these two photos alone - but you can see from the beams in the living room that the features have not been ripped out or covered up. The place itself is not in the best condition for a rental property - door handles missing, a huge crack in the bath, the kitchen units are awfully dated and the place is generally filthy but I think once we've had a deep clean I will have plenty of fun finding thrifty vintage bits and pieces from charity shops, car boot sales and flea markets to breathe more life into it.
Not a typical post from me but I'll keep you updated with our progress over the coming weeks and months. It will be wonderful to have such a great excuse to shop for beautiful clutter . . .