The New Place


Certain people are going to be very grumpy with me if I do not share photos of our new apartment IMMEDIATELY, so I’m going ahead and sharing these even though I feel they do not adequately depict the loveliness of this place.

I think I have been tricked by lifestyle blogs into thinking that all “look how great my apartment is” photos must be shot with either a) a DSLR wielded by someone who knows how to use it or b) an iPhone and the vast powers of Instagram. It’s kind of hilarious to me that this is the case because I felt so immune to that kind of internet peer pressure when it came to my wedding [I mean, I had a) at my wedding, but I more mean the second thing.]

Anyway, I used a crappy pocket digital camera to take these, we haven’t really decorated yet, and I didn’t wait for magic hour or strategically position a lemon and an antique sugar tin holding delphinium blossoms on our table, so… just pretend I did and maybe you’ll think this place looks as fancy and lovely as it feels.


  1. Wow, that apartment kicks ASS.

  2. So – basically – you move all the way to South Africa only to find my *dream* apartment. This is me, ju-ju-judging YOU!

  3. Um, it IS fancy and lovely.

    And if you think it’s not … I totally want to see what it looks like when you’re done with it.

    Either way, I’m super jealous!

    • I’m glad it looks fancy and lovely. I was just being self-conscious.

      As for “when I’m done with it” I am feeling totally at a loss for decorating sense, but that’s a matter for another post.

  4. It looks pretty awesome, and that view is amazing. I love the whole open layout lofted thing. And it’s already decorated with that vine and all!

  5. Oh wowie kazowie!!!!!!! A most awesome home!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to live there with you!!!!!!!!! I love it! I love it! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Very very jazzy indeed!

  7. Wowzers! Very nice, especially with that view! I love the balconies and openness. The staircase is super sleek!

  8. It looks amazing!

  9. Ah, it’s so pretty and wonderful!

  10. It’s awesome without the fancy camera or Instagram. Well done!

  11. That staircase is divine. The architect in me is super envious of your new place!

  12. that apartment looks AWESOME

  13. Pardon the swears, but holy shit fuck your apartment is heartbreakingly gorgeous. Just stunning.

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