Apartment Pix (ii): Studies in Blue

In today’s post, we present the bathroom and the dining room.


From the bathroom doorway, you can see two sets of bifold doors. The first hides the washer and dryer; the second hides a huge closet. Note the shell pattern on the shower curtain.


This dragon hook was left behind by a previous tenant. Above it is a skylight.


The dining room and kitchen make an L. This is the view from the kitchen; the window is off to the left.


On the righthand wall, an old dresser gets a new life: glasses and cups are stored on the shelf, placemats and napkins and tablecloths and silverware in the drawers.


On the weekend, we found a willow someone had cut down, so we took a few sprigs home.


This building was built within five years after the Great Fire of 1877, so it has coal fireplaces, which are smaller than ones made for burning wood. Nevertheless, I thought our larger roasting pan was just the thing to decorate the spot. I appreciate beauty with a purpose.

Next: the living room (and maybe the foyer) .

12 Responses to Apartment Pix (ii): Studies in Blue

  1. This looks like a really cool apartment. I love the brick wall and the little fireplace!

  2. Shelley says:

    Ditto!! James wrote everything I was going to!

  3. lavenderbay says:

    Hi James, Hi Shelley,
    yeah, I really like the way those bits of history have been preserved or re-emphasized.

  4. I’m also impressed by how quickly you seem to be getting boxes unpacked and settling in.

  5. pennycat says:

    Oh, this looks like an awesome place, love the brick!

  6. Congratulations on getting moved in, moving can be so exhausting. The apartment looks lovely and the dragonhook is a marvelous feature.

  7. S. Le says:

    Gosh I love your place! Fab! The dragon hook is uber cool.

  8. That brick was is just gorgeous! In fact, the whole place looks really nice. Welcome home.

  9. lavenderbay says:

    It helps to pack and label strategically, Barefootheart: hide the cutlery with the bathroom towels, et cetera, and list the contents in a vague fashion. Boxes are opened much more quickly that way.

    Thanks, PennyCat! It’s certainly a cat-friendly place, too; hopefully today I’ll show you the window sills.

    Thanks, Huckleberry! It has been tiring, but not nearly so much as if we had had to do the painting ourselves. Members of the management team are still popping in to fix this or that little thing, too; we feel well cared for here.

    I’m glad you and others like the dragon hook, S. Le; beats a swan any day.

    Hi, Bobbie! Yeah, by now every room looks finished except the computer room — maybe that’s why I’ve been avoiding the blogosphere?

  10. Gina says:

    Oh I love this style!!!!!!!!!

  11. lavenderbay says:

    Thanks, Gina! One of the maintenance crew had a good chuckle when I squealed, “I’ve never had a dining room before!!” Now if I can just start looking for work, so we don’t have to eat Kraft Dinner on that nice table every night… 🙂

  12. almostgotit says:

    Looks GREAT! Now where have you been, with last post being April 22??

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