Thursday, 10 May 2012

my corners


Today I decided to give you a little sneak peek into my world, show you my corners. I am not the type of blogger who sharers personal photos; you won't find any family photos on my blog, even though my children may appear in a photo or two without me mentioning it. In the past I've given sneak peeks into my home but no house tours and I'll stick to that. However, because of the move to Luxembourg I sort of felt that if I didn't show you anything you would maybe get the feeling that I had something to hide, which I don't.

That said, above you have my sitting area, which consists of modern items and thrift shop bought, and below the south side of the house. These are my blogging corners. In good weather I'll probably be sitting on the balcony, under the awning, enjoying a latte and that wonderful view while typing. In cold weather I think I'll be in the sitting area. Well, in this house we'll have a home office but we haven't organised it yet. What I love about this house is that there is nothing in it that bothers me, which is very unusual when you're renting. All the walls and doors had been painted before we moved in and the bathroom and shower on the main floor had been renovated tastefully. 

The sitting area still looks a bit empty with nothing on the walls and normally there is a candle on the table and a vase with fresh flowers. The coffee table usually carries more books and magazines but most are still in boxes. All our cushions are still in boxes and I think I'm going to allow myself to buy a new cushion for that chaise lounge. We found the two chairs and the rug in a thrift shop in Antwerp. The rug was always a temporary solution as we simply needed something for the floor but then it just grew on us (hubby and I both spent much time with our grandparents when growing up and the rug reminds us of those moments). Unfortunately, it is too large for our new sitting area so one day we'll have to replace it. The other part of the living room is larger but this rug doesn't work in there. There we have a sofa, a chaise lounge and a foot rest that are modern and grey coloured so a rug like that would be out of place.


Above you see the cherry tree I've told you about, which is no longer blooming. When we viewed the house it had beautiful white blossoms, which I'll definitely share with you next spring. On the side facing south there is a large balcony and I love having a view like that. The window to the left and the French doors under the awning belong to the kitchen and the doors to the right lead into the living room.

We are situated south of Luxembourg City and the train that takes me there in no time stops close by. In the other direction there is a large town, which is the main one of this community. It only takes me 5 minutes to go there. There is a lovely shopping street and the area is really nice.

That was my sneak peek.

I would like to use this opportunity to welcome new followers and thank you all again for kind and encouraging comments. I'm still unpacking. The kitchen boxes are done and what a relief!

Tomorrow I'll announce the second ELLA fragrance giveaway winner and you still have a chance to enter if you are interested in winning a bottle of perfume. Have a wonderful day!

photo credit:
Lisa Hjalt

24 comments:

  1. Thats a lovely looking sitting room - I love your rug! I love double opening glass doors inside of a house. I wouldn't have felt as though you have something to hide... but I'm thankful that you have taken the time to take these pics as I know you'd still be busy organising things! Lucky the kitchen boxes are unpacked. :) x
    PS: yes I think we all crave a little gold?

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  2. I'm so glad we get to see a pick inside your new home Lisa! Your sitting room is so lovely, those chairs are a beautiful shape - such amazing vintage finds! The view from your garden is also incredible, I know you are going to love sitting out there when it gets warmer! xx

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  3. oh, that place looks so peaceful...I just love it ! ♥

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  4. looks lovely. a lot less urban than I had thought xx

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  5. You sound very content and happy with your new move...the home, the area, the atmosphere sound and look lovely. Thank you so much for sharing; we can all be "picturing" you in your writing spots now!

    Wonderful wishes in your new life there!

    Lisa ox

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  6. Thank you for this sneak peek into your new home, Lisa. I love your sitting area and the view is just beautiful. :)
    PS: good luck shopping for those t-shirts! :)

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  7. Thank you for sharing something so intimate. Your new home is just beautiful. xxx

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  8. You space is relaxing and peaceful. Best of luck in your new home.

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  9. I can imagine that your home is very tasteful!

    ♥ Franka

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  10. I've been so excited to get a peak! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I know what you mean about not being that kind of blogger. I usually keep things fairly private too but I'm glad that you decided to share with us. It's just lovely! I'd be beyond inspired living in such a beautiful place. So happy for you, Lisa. Continued good luck unpacking :) xoxo

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  11. Boy I'm really behind on what's been happening with everyone. Congrats on your move! Your new home looks lovely and the neighborhood sounds really nice. It's fun to get a little peek at your blogging corners. At least you're done with your kitchen unpacking. That was the most difficult for me cause I have so many small gadgets and spices.

    Off to check out this giveaway :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  12. Merci for letting us have a peek into your corners! I love those muted yet elegant colors, and I love the arrangement of the room - we have a very similar rug (several of them, actually) in our apartment, though ours are in slightly warmer tones as is customary of Armenian/Russian decor.

    And that view! Stunning...what a perfect place to start your day with a cup of coffee and a good book.

    So happy you've found a great place in your new city!

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  13. Thanks for the sneak peek, glad to hear your move went well! Lovely place you have there.

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  16. Beautiful Lisa! I like the simple elegance of your decor. Your home seems uncluttered (I love that!), and looks very comfortable. Such a pretty view and those cherry trees must be gorgeous when blooming.

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  17. Lisa, your new home is beautiful. (though I expected nothing less!) And the pieces in your sitting room are lovely—I really like the chairs and the rug.

    Also, I am with you on not sharing too much (at this point) –a little instagram here and there, but definitely not too much. There is something to be said for some privacy, however, I loved seeing a bit of your home :)

    Have a great day!

    x
    Sarah

    p.s off to enter this fabulous giveaway of yours! I pinned this picture without knowing of your giveaway yet!

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  18. Wow, what a beautiful home! I'm very excited to get a little sneak peek! Good luck with it all, Lisa :) xx

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for sharing these. I like being able to picture people in their surroundings and your surroundings are lovely. x Sharon

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  20. It looks beautiful Lisa, I love the rug:)
    I hope you and your family will be very happy in your new home:)

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  21. I love the simplicity of your living room - I just knew you'd have the best taste for your home as you do for your blog. How is the life in Luxembourg? I'm a bonafide city girl but seeing all of that green is wonderful. What a nice environment to raise children.

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  22. hey, so nice to see where you live now, wishing you lots of happy moments there! (Iris)

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  23. How exciting to have moved to a new place, and I really like the sneak peek. How lucky that you've been able to find something you like when renting. That is rare! You'll have to post again when the coffee table has some fresh flowers and your favourite magazines on it :)

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  24. Lisa your new house is SOOO nice! Looks so comfortable and I'm sure you will find all the little details to make it definitely a great home. Living room looks very nice with the double doors. ooh...such a pretty green garden

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