Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of being a home owner! Yay! Four years ago I bought my beautiful 55 square metered apartment in the centre of Rotterdam. A place where I love to invite friends over for a good time and after wards play for Bed & Breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sharing your pride and joy with the people you love is beautiful and energizing.

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I bought this place I planned on living here for 5-7 years, but with all the changes around I’m not certain anymore! Inspiring enterprises like “Station Hofplein”, less than a minute walk away. Rotterdam is creating urban landscapes to connect the old with the new and listens to its people. Even the New York Times ranked Rotterdam as a city to visit in 2014…Well you get it, I’m definitely not moving!

If it wasn’t for my ‘easily-bored’- personality, my home would have looked exactly the same (excluding little flower changes and cushions…) ย Last year – credits to friends and family who helped – I changed the hallway, kitchen and my bedroom. The bedroom was the biggest change, not only for the room, but it’s huge part of this journey. Due to research, daring and more doing I finally choose to completely change it’s color from ‘safe’ to outspoken. And between you and me, it hasn’t even bored me yet!


The hallway, on the other hand, is on my todo list to repaint. The extreme choice from beige to blue opened up some ‘portals’ to try out more. So, to connect my living room (with it’s gray walls) with my bedroom, I want a grayish blue for the hallway. Also I want to cover up the heating in the hallway, because I never use it. Which will automatically create space for a little shelve to place some nice things on or even a huge mirror. As you might have read on the blog it’s not my only little project, the balcony is still ‘under construction’. I hope to share more soon!

On the wish list
From the start there’s one huge project on my wish list: a new kitchen! Although I made some minor changes, with a big effect, I can’t wait to ‘build’ my own! Thanks to the new flexible Metod formula of IKEA there are even more possibilities, which I can’t wait to explore! Below you find an indication of my ‘dream kitchen’.


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And nevertheless some new flooring which I’m saving money for. It would be hard to say goodbye to this little puzzled floor…

Hopefully I can fulfill this dream some day!
Well that’s it for now! Happy 4th anniversary ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dear readers and friends I hope to surprise you with some items of my wish en to do list next (and coming) year!


Header photo Tallow by Ontwerpduo