Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Whole New World

Well, we officially finished our house hunt at 1:00PM this afternoon. We are first-time homeowners. My heart is palpitating.

We'll be moving into 613 square feet on May 8th. That means I have less than 8 weeks to source everything we'll need to transform this tiny place into all my wildest design dreams. With a southern view from the 26th floor of the skyline and beyond, I'm hoping for a blend of old world rustic (wood beams, heavy shelving, velvet and a rich colour palette) and mid-century modern (all of our teak and clean lines everywhere). I want layers and warmth and utter comfort. A woolen sofa we can sink into, chunky ottoman, snappy eggplant drapes, floor-to-ceiling. There's a "den" just inside the front door which we will turn into the most pimped-out butler's pantry/storage-haven you can imagine, because a 5'X8' room is pointless. A reclaimed antique door will hang on a barn door track, hiding it all away. We'll need a beautiful slab of something for the kitchen peninsula and a swath of FLOR carpet tiles. We'll overlap our move-out with our move-in so we can get everything done before as even the slightest renovations would be near-impossible to live through in such a small space.

While I'm nervous about a downsize of this magnitude, I'm super excited to max-out the decor, to create a totally finished space. With so little to work with, every inch will be fantastic. Functionality meets style, that's the goal. Stay tuned for before and afters over the next little while.

(My newest global addition. The tiniest and most adorable.)


  1. congratulations! very exciting and your plans sound absolutely divine! i can't wait to see it all come together and to see how you transform your new space.

    my apartment is just under 600 feet and small can be fabulous and chic...and no space goes wasted or unused!

  2. congrats! sounds like a great place i can't wait to see the progress pics!

  3. Congratulations!! Can't wait to see pics..

  4. now u make me wanna collect at least 5 of those!