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space /spās/

1. A continuous area or expanse that is free, available or unoccupied

2. The dimension of height, depth and width in which all things exist and move

When we moved to New York a couple of years ago; fresh from Sydney shores all sun kissed and dreamy, newly married and searching for the epitome of NY living, we moved into a two floor brownstone.  I remember writing about what it felt like to finally settle in and be at home somewhere, and also to belong. Our home was equipped with stunning hardwood floors, period shutters, fireplaces, claw foot tubs and the most incredible afternoon sunlight. I don’t know if I will ever find such a luxury again. Although the place was bursting at the seams with character, I still couldn’t wait to get my sticky stylist mitts on it and change the wall colours, carpets, light fittings and so on.. until it was mine. It took almost the full two years of living there to get it how I really liked it. And then…..we moved. Leaving our mark. old house

Two years on, we find ourselves in a space that is the polar opposite of a brownstone with all its exquisite detail and homeliness. Now, we find ourselves in a space that doesn’t even have a simple set of walls, or even the odd door. An open industrial loft. Sure, a few eyebrows were raised when I told people… open loft, dog, 6 month old baby, both work from home.. yeah NO problem!

And now I’m sitting here, five weeks after the event with no interior walls, doors, storage and wondering where on earth to begin and what on earth I was thinking? My husband, a childhood fan of the film, Big, loves it in all its lofty glory. But then he doesn’t have to make it a home. I do. I’m going to start at the beginning.  Im going to create a wonderful, stylish, urban home.. in a huge empty space. For the first time in my life I have a completely blank canvas. Modern kitchen, modern bathroom… and 3 white walls.   Wish me luck.

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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wow what a wonderful project to spend your time with. x

    November 25, 2013
  2. Hey, I know the feeling! x

    November 26, 2013
  3. Tracy #

    IF ANYONE CAN – YOU CAN X

    November 26, 2013
  4. Bunk beds and trampolines according to Jack !!! also a big fan. Sounds wonderful to me I know you will make it home. Jenxxx

    November 26, 2013
  5. Sonia #

    Can’t wait to see the final results!

    November 26, 2013
  6. What a great space! Just needs a trampoline and a few upright arcade games! (I may also be a fan of Big…)

    November 26, 2013
  7. Thank you all for your kind words… I will keep you updated with the progress of our loft!

    December 2, 2013

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