Monday, June 2, 2014

Moving Day Apartment Tour

For those of you who don't already know, Spencer and I are moving. 
Actually, TODAY!
So, I thought we would show you around our old apartment where we spend all of last winter.  Ironically, while you're reading this, we're in the process of boxing up our things to carry them all down the street to our new home.  I definitely wanted to photograph our apartment before moving so that we all can have a look back and see what this place used to look like.  I’m a bit sad to leave even though I started to despise being home because my allergic asthma has been torturous ever since they changed the pet policy at the beginning of May and started to allow dogs in the building.  Luckily, we quickly found a small, one-bedroom apartment that’s not to far from our current downtown studio and today we are finally able to move.  I wonder if I am going to be happy with our new place.  It’s nice and clean, but a bit more spacious then we actually like it to be.  There are hardwood floors throughout and lots of windows, but it just doesn’t have the stunning, uninterrupted view that our old studio had.  From anyplace in the house, even from the bed you were able to enjoy the skyline of downtown Salt Lake, with the mountains to each side and you were able to see all the way to the end of the valley.  There is no inspiring view to speak of at our new place, unless you’re talking religiously fear inspiring since we’re facing a gothic inspired cathedral, complete with gargoyles and “demon” waterspouts.  Can we be content with this change?  I’m not sure, but hey, now we get to move into a new place and decorate it and I’m sure it's going to be beautiful.  Most importantly, it will be a healthier place to live.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this little mini apartment tour.  Please keep in mind, that we’re trying to keep everything as minimal and as essential as possible—we really like having it that way.

For this place, we tried to work with the space as best we could.  It’s a historic building in the middle of the city, none of the interior is new or newish and everything is a bit—no, a lot—lived in.  How’d they call in the advertisement?  Yes, historic charm.  That’s not too charming to me because I remember touring the apartment and completely disregarding the yucky kitchen and bathroom because there was a lot of natural light, more windows then I could count and a view that made my husband turn to me grinning and say “WE’LL TAKE IT!”


Spencer’s Closet and Storage Cupboards.
Let’s start at the door and walk from one room into the next.  First, to the right of the door we have my husband’s closet.  This closet is in a tiny room with a door, which also meant that he had the freedom to decorate it as he liked, or make a mess and then just close the door.


To the left of the door and directly across from Spencer’s closet is the bathroom.  We quite enjoyed the old-style tile work.


Nina’s Vanity, Closet and Storage Cupboards.

There is nothing minimalist about this closet.
Someone loves makeup.  There are lots of beauty bits on the counter.  I can assure you, they can all fit into the box, but for the most part, I like all my compacts, paint pots, lotions and perfumes at my fingertips. The build-in dresser holds all my clothes, except for a few pieces I hung out to wear this past week.  Sadly, much of the space in the dresser, the bottom drawer to be exact, is stuffed entirely with heavy winter sweaters and hoodies.  I asked my husband Spencer if we should do something about it.  Maybe pair down a few... however, he's convinced I'm in need of every single one of them because I'm always, ALWAYS cold.  While that's certainly true, right now I feel like I’m never going to have need for all these unappealing winter clothes.  I'd love to toss them all out of my closet and donate the whole lot to charity.  Surely, somebody might appreciate wearing them—in Siberia.

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Living Room.
Our favorite room in the house and the place in which we spend most all of our time.



The bedroom is in the same room as the living room due to the murphy-bed that can pop in and out of the wall.  That’s by far, my husband’s favorite feature of the apartment.  The murphy-bed makes a comfortable place to sleep at night, but then it can fold up to leave only a large full length mirror visible.


This kitchen is tiny, but it’s been well loved.


I think that’s it!  I hope you enjoyed taking a look at our apartment.
HappyMonday♡ Nina

1 comment :

  1. Wow! The new apartment looks spacious. The view from the living room window looks gorgeous. I hope you try not to cover those as much as possible, Nina. It'd be a shame! You definitely hit the jackpot in getting that apartment. Thanks for giving us a tour! All the best! :)

    John Lambert @ Cape Coral Lots