Like what I mentioned in my earlier posts, I would love to continue blogging more- to share about my life since it is something I have been doing since I was 16. Wow! Has it been 17 years? But also, I will be blogging lesser on the kids- just in case they hate what I write about them. Ha! I would be horrified to read what my mother have to say about me at 5! So, yes, you get my drift right?
This new home for us is going to be the 8th place that we are moving to. So Ryan, being our eldest have lived in 8th places since his birth! Oh dear. What a nomadic life! We bought our new place when we were in London, entirely based on the floor plan and the fact that it is a ground unit with a patio. This way, I don’t need to think about installing invisible window grills at the balcony. What I liked about the place was that it is near a playground and my kids love the outdoors. I always wanted to be able to have some sort of space for gardening for like chili, pandan leaves and those useful stuff for cooking. Let’s see how that works out and if I actually have proper green fingers.
When E and I first discussed about interior design for our place- we talked about having a fabric sofa since it is so popular these days. Almost every new house that we visit has some fancy looking grey sofa, which we agreed was aesthetically pleasant. I mean, it looks so classy and grown-up right?
I even thought of the colour palette that I would like to have in my house- white, cream with shades of grey. I wanted a transitional look, which meant having the right balance of contemporary colours and traditional style. Grey fabric sofa- Yay! Grey framed kitchen doors- Yay! Island kitchen- Yay! I wanted this. I wanted that.
In then end, after shopping for weeks(two weeks to be exact, which is ‘hasty’ by some standards but ‘considered’ by ours), combing through the furniture shops at Changi with Megan in tow, we ended up purchasing a leather sofa in burnt orange from Cellini. This is how it looks like-
Very different from what we wanted. But we liked it just as much and it is so comfortable! We also bought a dining set(white quartz top with black metal legs) from the same company, entirely different from what we thought we would get. Here’s a picture of it-
Oh! Oh! Oh! Island kitchen is not possible as we have a structural wall between the kitchen and the dining. Ohwells.
Amidst these fantastic shopping, there is also a nagging reminder that I have 90 boxes of shipment(many of which contains toys- all those colourful things that hurt my sensibilities) coming from London in October when the house is ready. Hmm… At least 3/5 people in the family will be happy to see their books and toys!