I'm looking forward to finding an apartment here in Stockholm. Moving out has been long anticipated but when it happens, I don't know what I'm going to do with it. The design is going to be more or less of my choosing since my Swede is organising the audio system...what can I say, that's ok by me.
I've never had this responsibility, a room sure but an apartment? No. It's exciting to be in a position to shape the environment you want to be in and a very powerful one. I want the space to be aware of itself. But how? The things I'm drawn contradict each other. I like clean, deliberate design and even minimalism but I'm unsure of whether it would be comfortable to live in. The second things get too placed, I'm itching to to mess it up. You strive to make it perfect but when you get there you can't stand to be surrounded by it. So in actual fact, you want it to be perfectly imperfect. I'm going to attempt to strike it right down the middle of chic and scavenged, just so or lagom as you would say in Swedish.
Our furnishings will be on a shoe-string budget, so it's going to be a trip to the flea markets to see what I can find and fix up. Because although we are in Sweden, sadly IKEA is not always the answer. No, generic is not on the inspiration board this month.
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