|It's a big luxury in London to have your own front door--and mail slot. Dad Toler,|
check out that window box!
Yesterday I unpacked the last box from our move from our tree-top flat in Primrose Hill around the corner to a garden flat in Primrose Hill.
I'm still in a state of shock, as I can't believe our good fortune to be in this flat - it has the largest private garden in Primrose Hill (shared with seven other flats, be we are one of three that has access to it and I believe the only family with children to enjoy it), its own front door, is owner-lived in so has beautiful finishes that are unique to a rental (like a German stove and fridge, dark hard wood floors, beautiful kitchen and bathroom fittings, etc.), and is bright with high ceilings and incredibly spacious--all for a great deal. I could live in this home forever.
The "move" isn't quite finished, however, because we have very little furniture. We moved from a furnished flat to an unfurnished flat twice the size. We've decided to go slowly and carefully and acquire things that we love rather than do a big IKEA shop and then spend years slowly getting rid of it - better for the environment, right?
Here are a few pics of partially-furnished rooms. I'll add more as we finish furnishing and decorating different rooms.
|View out of our bedroom window.|
|Essentially all the furniture we own went into the nursery.|
|love having a "changing table" that is safe and doesn't hurt my back! G loves looking out the window and finally stays relatively still.|
|Yes, we are using a crate for a table these days. We left ours at the old flat and know what we want.|
|Our office through the kitchen "window." Lance will finally be able to work from home evenings and weekends. I couldn't be more excited.|
|view of our garden (and private terrace) from our "reception" or living room - not pictured.|
|Our garden smells like flowers and is tended by gardeners (included in rent)- how fab is that?|
|Did I mention we have massive amounts of storage, closets and a dedicated storage room? Rare for London.|