Moving is never fun, and it seems like each sequential move gets harder. But I am happy to report the move itself is all done, finally, and we are almost unpacked.
However, it may be a little while until packing is complete. Our apartment is a bit short on storage. For instance we don’t have a closet in our bedroom (it is obvious that a man picked out our new home). So boxes will be employed for a bit longer for folded clothes until a solution can be chosen and purchased or built. We are thinking about building something like the garment rack below that I found on the blog You_Have_Broken_the_Internet.
This apartment has a unique set of challenges other than the storage issue. The overhead lights in almost every single room are large and not to our taste (they do not blend in), nor most of the hardware here (while more subtle it does set a tone). There is a ornate, faux-vintage vibe going on, and our style is much simpler and minimal.
The apartment itself is traditional. It was built in the 1920s, and still has original crown molding, doors, and an awesome window above the back door with a nouveau-style design created out of frosted glass. I’m excited to find ways to incorporate our more simple style with the traditional space. It won’t be the easiest design dilemma to solve in all cases, but I definitely think it is possible if we take our time and make careful decisions.
And along the way, I plan to use this blog to document changes and seek your suggestions for the issues we encounter. So I hope a little interior design is something you’re interested in reading about in addition to what I already write about.
I’ve missed blogging over the past few weeks and am happy to feel more settled in order to get back to it. Thank you for giving me the time to transition to Chicago, and I’m glad you’ve come back.