The apartment in the Post House suffered from feature wall syndrome with all the other walls painted in what I now call Post Office light grey...this may be alright for some but as my furniture and collections are quite eclectic I need a neutral palate for the base of any room. Basically the apartment is just having a facelift with paint as I do not wish to spend any significant money on it just yet as my funds will be needed to renovate downstairs for the business.
Here are a couple of pics of the rooms before I purchased the property.
Pretty much since I got the key on the 31st Dec I have been painting and sanding and unpacking...it is a slow process but I am begininng to feel very comfortable. We painted all the woodwork white as well as it just seems to make things flow a little better. Ross and I put the final touches to the lounge dining by hanging some of my artwork on Saturday. I am pleasantly surprised how my things have managed to fit in quite well to their new surroundings. These two rooms have quite a spacious feeling and I don't feel cramped at all considering it is an apartment.
I only have a little purse size digital camera...no wide angle lens so had to take a few shots from different angles...apologies if you get bored.
This is the view into the lounge/dining from the hallway
The dining area view from the lounge room
View from the left hand corner of the dining area
View from the far left corner of the dining room
a little detail view
View from the far right corner to the opposite left corner
The back wall of the dining area
View from the dining area into the lounge room
View from the dining area into the lounge room different angle
View from the dining area into the lounge room again different angle
and again...the doorway leads out to the foyer/hallway
The office is quite small, especially with my large old desk which is 106cm x 167cm taking up nearly half the room. However I don't think it will bother me as it has a fantastic view and I will only look up to gaze out and not so much within.
The spectacular view from the office window of the mountains across the fjord.
Tomorrow I start painting the bedroom and then will move onto the hallway and foyer.