I promised to tune in from time to time and keep you posted about the adventure of furnishing and decorating the new Berlin apartment. It is indeed a cool and amazing task – basically it feels like creating a new home from scratch. But the current ongoing crisis with the lockdown still in full force here in Germany makes thing much slower than anticipated.
Now patience is a virtue for sure. And I have more than once highlighted the importance of taking time when decorating a new home. No rush, no hurried decisions which will be regretted later on. Thus I should be content about the slow pace of things these days (better said these months). However, I also feel the urge to finally finish some rooms at least. But so far, none of the rooms is fully finished.
The living room is still lacking the pendant light for the marvelously high and stuccoed ceiling. I am still waiting for a few plant pots and I need some tall plants too. That is still on the to-do list, too. Also I am waiting for a new TV sideboard for the entire home entertainment set-up. Also some art pieces finally got framed but still need to be mounted. Also linen curtains are on their way as is the curtain rod that needs to be fixed too.
The bedroom is waiting for new fronts for my IKEA PAX wardrobe and some more art to be framed and mounted too.
The home office/guest room is the only room that is completely undone so far. I expect lots of things to happen in March. Like a whole modular concept of using this room with a big modular shelving system including a home office, a modular sofa/guest bed solution, a reading nook, soft rug and a new Noguchi lamp, plus lots of plants. It will be a serene and green space – at least that is what I hope for (see the moodboard).
Last but not least the kitchen still waits for a dining table and rug as well as some minor kitchen accessories. So you see, lots to do over the next weeks and months. But just like these days here in Berlin, spring is in the air, and so is the promise of a cozy new Berlin home. I can smell it!
Photography by Igor Josifovic-Kemper