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Apartment Tour: home sweet home!

Apartment Tour: home sweet home!

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People say you can tell a lot about a person from where they live. Today, I thought I would share with you a little peak into our apartment! Although we haven't been here awfully long and it may appear to be a little small and empty, I will just say this: It is far from it!

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Situated on the hillside, our apartment is nestled in an old cave  (pronouced like calf ) in a small village known for it's bon vin . You come in through a small creaky door, framed with wysteria and my herbs. Once inside you are in the big, old cave full of dismembered wine barrels and cobwebs. A dusty wooden smell fills your nose. You then make your may up the old, shaky, wooden stairs to the first door. This is our front door! You can continue up the steps to the spiral stone stairs which takes you into the vast (and very creepy) attic.

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Once our sticky key has opened the door you will meet our kitchen. A modest space which cozily houses us four (soon to be five for the harvest time!). Our little oven smokes a bit if it's too close to the cupboards and the sink splutters sometimes but some of my best cakes and pastries have been produced here! 

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There is also our dining space with a comfy bench which is home to our pots and pans. Above the bench there is a shelf where the plants live when their not hanging out on the windowsill.

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There is no angle in this house that is exactly 90º. Every wall is a little curved and nothing is parralelle. We also keep a set of keys and a bunch of drying lavender hanging here, you know, for convenience...

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Here we eat together, share stories over tea and roll out dough for new creations. I also like to take nice instagram shots of food here...so shameless, I know. By the way, the table isn't actually dirty it's much the finish peeling off from hot things sitting on it.

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We have a growing collection of plants,  literally . Everytime we eat an avocado or a mango or a passion fruit my green-thumbed boyfriend grows them. Check out our incubation station for avocados! 

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Off the kitchen is our spare room where our guest for harvest season will stay. I would show you this room but it literally just has a clothes horse in it since our roomies  have taken the furniture (including the bed) into their room. But through the wee hallway, oposite our bedroom is our bathroom! 

I feel kind of drunk looking at this photo

I feel kind of drunk looking at this photo

I quite like the bathroom...we have a nice bath and a lit up mirror and our loo is in it's own wee cubby!

Mine is the yellow one!

Mine is the yellow one!

I have a nice little messy shelf where I keep all my toiletries and hair brushes. We sort have divided it out so a shelf for each couple, one for loo roll and one for towels. I really don't know why I thought you'd care about that actually.

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 Sidenote : I just made some flapjacks OMG.

Anyway, skipping over my roomate's door (cuz it would be wierd) and on to our bedroom! *drum roll please*

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You've proably seen most of my quaint  room in the backgrounds of other photos. Cheat alert!  I reused a few snaps..tut tut lazy! 

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Yes, yes, true to a Bob Marley song, Chris and I do share the shelter of my single bed. We haven't found our perfect double bed yet but in all honesty I just think we like spooning too much to give up the warm, coziness of our little bed. TMI?!

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How artsy does my recyled chair look as a bedside table?! You know what they say, when life gives you excess chairs and no tables, you make tables out of chairs! haha no.  

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Here is our desk where 40% of my blogs are born! (the other 60% is in my bed yuuuusss) Here is where I write and here is where Chris draws.  

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You can also find loose change and makeup brushes.

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My Little Gusto lives on my desk too, mainly because he has an irish plug (yes I brought my coffee machine with me) but also because this is as far as I can make it in the morning. coooffeee ...

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We have a big cuboard thing for clothes and storage but its mosty filled with bottles of wine, coffee capsules and my variegated collection of lingerie . So I have a tumblr-esque  wrack for my clothes.

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Above that, I have a neat shelf where I have some books, my makeup palettes and some art supplies and other crap!

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My favourite part is the window. Please excuse the half open mozzy net, it makes the room feel like a tent durring the daytime! You will also see our beautiful plants on the window, 2 cacti and an avocado.

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So we have lovingly grew these from somewhat scratch. The cacti were from cuttings of friend's cacti and the avocado was from the seed.

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The best thing is of course the view. From my window I can see the Alps and part of France! What I lie in bed in the morning I can actually see the top of Mont Blanc. You can't see him in this picture though because of the clouds... Sad face.

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Oh one last cool thing before I go! Our fruit bowl! Once a salad bowl from IKEA but was promoted to fruit bowl because it was so edging heavy to carry around! In it we have as much of our cherry loot as we can fit!

Lemon for scale.

Lemon for scale.

That's it for a brief glimse inside our home, I hope you enjoyed and found it useful in some way. What is your favorite part of where you live? I would have to say the crooked walls and the amazing view! 

Enjoy the rest of your day! 

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