Time To Catch A Breath

02 10 2013

Our relocation to the city into this apartment is postponed to March due to the still big amount of renovation work that needs to be done.

That is fine with us because it gives us more time to think about how we want the apartment to look; what colors and interior we want to use.

To save on shipping costs we left most of our furniture back in the US when we relocated to Germany.

And right now we live in a furnished apartment, so there wasn't a need to get new stuff until now.

I will probably post more about my inspirations and findings related to interior in the next weeks to come and it would be great, if you have any suggestions for nice online-shops, interior/design blogs, communities, planning tools, favorite brands etc.

Thanks so much - I really appreciate it. 


Happy Day,


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At Home

16 09 2013 Thinking About

copper and sheepskin, Kupfer und Schaffell

Katja from Raumfee hosts a wonderful series with the topic: At home

Every day for several weeks now she invited a blogger to interpret the topic.

It's amazing to read all these personal and individual stories. 

I also got a turn:

"At home is always somewhere else"

I love to travel because I love change, adventure and inspiration.

I actually dream about to spent a whole year traveling but my family is not excited about an adventure of such kind. 

It also wouldn't be an easy thing to pull off because german children have to attend school by law.

That means for now traveling can only happen during school breaks.

Luckily we were able to live abroad for a while and I will always cherish the years we spent in California.

Four years ago we relocated back to northern Germany. We moved into an furnished old village school house owned by a friend.

It was meant to be a temporarily location but turned into a longer stay until present.

Over the years more and more of our personal stuff moved in but still, it never really turned into "my home".

I always knew, we will move again - sooner or later - and that kept me from connecting with the heart.

So for now I just define "At Home" not with a location but with a few items I like to have around me for wellbeing - next to family and pets of course!

A cozy chair - a handwork project - flowers - a piece I brought home from afar (represented by the branch) - some decoration (I like copper and the plus-sign right now...)

copper and sheepskin, Kupfer und Schaffell copper and sheepskin, Kupfer und Schaffell

And later in the year I will add a new location to the "At Home-Feeling": We will move into this apartment.

And there it is: Change and adventure...EXCITING!

Happy Day and many thanks to dear Katja for the invitation.


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FFF - Friday Questions

10 05 2013

1.) Nice feeling?

     loving life ... 

2.) Nice idea?                                                                               3.) Nice combination?

     blogging :)                                                                                    cat with a hat

I love blogging shabby desk

4.) Nice and easy?                                                                            5.) Just nice?

     Just green leafs                                                                                  A cup of tea!

shabby desk tea cup

More FFF's always @Steffi's

Happy day,


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Cozy Sunday

17 02 2013

It is a foggy and grey Sunday here today - perfect for relaxing...

I found this grey washed linen bedding at Merci's (here is a post about the shop and its philosophy)- a wonderful shop we stopped by last year when we went to Maison&Object in Paris.

Yesterday I went to Ambiente in Frankfurt and discovered many fun things there as well which I will share with you in upcoming posts.

Have a wonderful sunday,