Getting Better

A little less than a couple of weeks ago, the Mr. and I had a two-day shopping spree in (given how much time and money we spend there) what must be our favorite place in the world: Ikea. The goal was to buy some sort of storage system for the lounge. We gave this considerable thought as anyone who’s ever shopped at Ikea will understand – the choices there are practically endless. (It’s why they have a restaurant. You show up, walk around the showroom on the top level, feel overwhelmed, and need refreshments – stat!)

Anyway, we decided on Ikea’s Besta series as it could serve as concealed storage for the stuff we don’t want people to see, as well as a way of displaying things we do want to people to see. Like all of our nifty alcohol bottles. Seriously. We have a bazillion bottles of whisky after living in Scotland for 5 1/2 years.

So, behold the magnificence that is Besta:

Oooh, aaahhhh - storage!










And here are a few other photos of how the flat is coming along:

The lounge

Mia's new cat tree. She freakin' loves it as she can watch the world go by from her cozy perch above the heater =)

the entrance room





















We’re thinking about buying another smaller version of Besta for the wall of the lounge next to the door to the office/guest room as we’ve come to the realization we have quite a few CDs and DVDs, and we don’t particularly like having them on display. So we’ll probably reorganize what’s on display if we do get another unit.

The office/guest room. A work in progress.

And you may notice the naked woman (or at least her top half) in the photo to the right. Yes, the naked ladies are still with us. The Mr.’s grandfather was a talented artist and I like quite a bit of his work, but the almost life-sized portraits of the four seasons as big-breasted, bare-crotched women have become the bane of my decorating efforts. I mean, what the heck does one do with four enormous portraits of naked women?! (If you’re the Mr., you hang them in your entrance hallway so it’s the first thing a prospective girlfriend sees when she’s visiting your flat the first time. But that’s another story….)


About bittenbythebug

I love travel and have always been fascinated by other cultures. Back in 2004, I began my life as an expat in Edinburgh, Scotland. Fast forward 5 1/2 amazing years later to 2010 and the new chapter in my expat adventure: Würzburg, Germany.
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3 Responses to Getting Better

  1. Bonnie says:

    It’s looking really great! You have fantastic windows in the lounge. I really like the Besta in that room. Good work!

  2. fenella says:

    Love it. It looks so nice! I’m jealous. It looks light and airy and open, especially compared to your last flat!
    And I’ve no idea what you do with nake ladies. Guest room? to freak them out and make them not stay as long?


  3. Lindsey says:

    Love the photos! The place looks great. I echo Fenella – so spacious and light and clean. I’m glad to see the lovely mirror survived the journey to its new home.

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