blackboard wall

Recently I finally found the time to stick up some blackboard wallpaper that I bought nearly a year ago, and has been rolled up ever since! My husband was away two days and nights, so I hung it in that time. It looks just like I imagined it would, which is pretty cool. Here it…

apartment hunting

I mentioned in a previous post, that once my daughter moves out, we might move too. My rent is way too high, and although I love where we live, it is over my budget now. So we either move or let out the spare room. It is really difficult to find a new apartment here,…

moving out

At the weekend my eldest almost moved out. I say almost, as it was mainly her furniture and belonging that we packed into a van and delivered to the apartment for her.  The apartment, although almost finished, still lacks a kitchen and a shower cabin. Kitchens are funny things here in Germany. A lot of…

moving along with the apartment

back on April 18th I blogged on here my ideas for the bathroom space. Naturally we did not in the end go with any of the ideas. I went tile shopping with my daughter and she had very clear ideas on what she wanted, which was basically grey. Grey tiles on the walls and floor…

Kontrast in Frankfurt

I cannot believe that I have lived near Frankfurt for almost 4 years now and never been in this fantastic interiors store I finally entered today. Kontrast is a furniture and lighting store in an old warehouse building, and it is brimming with super designs and items. I thought I was in heaven. The lamps…

Planning the bathroom

So now the kitchen is sorted, it is time to plan the space we refer to as the bathroom, but really is just big enough for a shower, sink and toilet. The part where the sink and toilet will be is just 95cm wide and around 2 metres in length. The shower will go in…

moving on with the apartment

Well the last week has been busy in our search for a kitchen. Saturday we went to the building exhibition, which was small to say the least. However there were 3 kitchen companies there. One was staffed by the scariest looking woman I have seen in a long time. Mutton dressed up as lamb is…