Tuesday, 16 April 2013

bare bricks

I moved into my dream flat 4 months ago, so I thought it was about time I posted some photos of it. Since it's so big I chose to show you the main room (living room, kitchen and dining room all in one) first since it's the most impressive, and I'll show you the other areas soon!

My flat is one of about 30 in a Grade A listed building, built in 1797 as a rope making factory and recently converted into apartments. Since the building is listed, its kept a lot of it's character, from metal cogs in the wall (which actually hold the building together!), to the gorgeous exposed brickwork and high ceilings. When being converted into flats, they kept a rustic theme going with the exposed pipes, beams and pillars.

I am absolutely in love with the place, and even after 4 months of living here I still can't quite believe it! I love that when we go homeware shopping, nothing is too big (infact, we're struggling to find a rug which is actually big enough!) and that the huge windows let so much light in and give us the most beautiful views.

Since these photos were taken a few days ago we've started work on a cosy snug area where the dining room is, and utilised the extra space in the middle to bring the dining area closer to the kitchen. I can't wait to show you the snug when it's finished, we've got some great ideas!

It's going to be a very, very difficult day if I ever need to move out!

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  1. I would like to remind you this is OUR flat Charlene! ;)

    Pics look good.. Can't wait till the bit at the back is finished :-)

    x

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  2. I am so, so, so ridiculously jealous of your flat. I remember when you posted the estate agent page on Twitter and I saw the price... it broke my little Hertfordshire-dwelling heart. :( It's so beautiful! I need to move North, seriously.

    You've decorated it gorgeously, it looks like it's out of a magazine!

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  3. amazing! perfect brick walls.. damn i wish i lived there. and that view :O omg xx

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  4. I adore your flat, it reminds me of big loft flats you see in the US like in New Girl :) it's stunning, I love everything about the way you've decorated it, the colour scheme is gorgeous! So jealous!! Xx

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  5. Serious flat envy as I've said!
    Adore the huge loft windows & bare brick look <3
    Loving the simple, clean decorating style as well.

    Robyn
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    littlebirdinatree.blogspot.com

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  6. This is so beautiful! I love brick walls inside, they're so lovely xo

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  7. I don't think I'd ever be able to move out ;)

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  8. It looks stunning! I love all of the brick work. xx

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  9. That's amazing..So much character and history, I don't think I'd ever grow tired of it! And those views...wow!

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  10. Gorgeous apartment, I love the bare bricks and character mixed with the modern kitchen!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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  11. Wow, this is gorgeous! You're right, it's definitely going to be tough if you ever have to leave haha!
    Yasmin xx
    thestudentwardrobe.com

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  12. oh my gosh this is stunning! so beautiful you lucky thing! enjoy your life there :) xx

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  13. Your flat is absolutely stunning!! Can't wait to see the snug, I love creating little cosy corners.

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  14. What a stunning flat! It's exactly the kind of place that I would personally aim for. You lucky thing xx

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  15. This is SUCH a beautiful place to live! I would literally wake up smiling everyday if I lived there haha. The exposed brick is so lovely xx

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  16. i absolutely LOVE your flat it's literally like, my dream. i drive past them all the time when i'm on my way to glasgow and cry at the fact i don't live in them. booo! you're so lucky

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  17. Wow! I can definitely see why you say that this is your dream apartment - it's stunning. The light that is let in by the big windows is perfect! Don't ever move - like ever hehe.

    Robyn xox
    The Chic Image

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  18. I love your flat! I'm looking for something like this! So beautiful :)


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  19. Your flat is gorgeous! I love the brick walls. Those have always been on of my favorite parts of a home.

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  20. Oh my.. i am in love.. the brick walls are absolutely gorgeous and i love how you've decorated it! Can't wait to see the rest of the flat! :')

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  21. I WROTE A MASSIVE COMMENT THEN THE PAGE REFRESHED >_<

    Basically
    1 // I love this place, always have!
    2 // Did you get the pesky window fixed? Is it a pain to heat?
    3 // When can I move in? I'll bring my pretty rug ;)

    S xx

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  22. I hope one day I'm lucky to live in a place as beautiful, it's prefect xx

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  23. Your place is gorgeous, I think it looks quite similar to the house where the TV show New Girl is set! :) xx

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  24. Your apartment is my dream! So pretty and perfect, major envy right now :(

    xoxo

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  25. wow your place is so wonderful, look so homely and somewhere I could live xx

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  26. You have such a gorgeous flat, it's amazing! Looking forward to future posts! Xo

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  27. This looks AMAZING! Serious flat envy right now! Those brick walls, those windows!

    Karen xx

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  28. Excuse my nosiness (can't help it!) but would love to know if you rent or bought it. Getting a space like that over here in Edinburgh would be impossible under any budget, so I am extremely jealous. Such space! That light! Nghhhhhh! Can't wait to see the photos of the other rooms!

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  29. What a beautiful flat, how amazing that you have exposed brick everywhere! This looks right up my street.

    Hannah cagneyandlace.com

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  30. Wow, your flat is incredible!! Utterly gorgeous! Love the history which comes with it too! xo

    Hannah, Glitter And Sparkle

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  31. I have some severe flat envy right now... Absolutely sickeningly stunning! x www.bettyswollocks.net

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  32. love! I swear my apartment may be the only apartment in my area of the city that doesn't have exposed brick and it's the one thing I crave.

    lovely apartment :)

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  33. omg this place is absolutely charming! beautiful big windows and high ceiling, and how awesome are those brick walls!

    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
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  34. Such an amazing apartment! :)

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  35. Beautiful flat! If it's not too nosy, whereabout is it? I have friends moving over from the US this month and they are looking for somewhere to rent or buy, the style of yours and the views are exactly the sort of thing they are looking for!

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  36. Your flat is so lovely! I wish I lived in Scotland. All you scottish ladies have wonderful homes! haha

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  37. Your place is to die for. I love the bare bricks, it gives everything so much character =D x

    dreamingofblossoms.blogspot.com

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  38. What an utterly gorgeous flat!xx

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