photos by WAI LIN TSE
I first saw a link to these photos on Lena's blog, and you can see the whole set here. Hmmm, back in the 90's I despised wallpaper. I remember hating my pastel wallpapered room during high school, even though I loved it when I was a kid. My dad surprised me with a total room makeover, complete with matching wallpaper, new bed, comforter, book case, and a painting of a girl standing in a garden. It was so, so sweet. I was in heaven. But when I got older I started to realize how ugly and matchy-matchy it was. Now there is something so lovely to me about wallpaper, preferably vintage and in classic patterns. It just seems to impart a room with such coziness, which is what I always crave in a home.
I'm really starting to think about home stuff right now, since I'll need to search for a new apartment in a few months. I have to admit that I'm not eager to give up my nice big home for a tiny apartment in Brooklyn. I'm pretty sure you can't wallpaper a rented apartment. It will be SO hard to leave my house. I love this place. It isn't perfect, but it's the first real home that Joe and I have had together. But I guess it's time to move on.
I think maybe what I'll miss most is my dishwasher and washer/dryer. Last time we lived in New York we definitely didn't have those. And our refrigerator was in our living room. Haha! Maybe I'll try to dig up some photos of our old apartment and post them here. That apartment was adorable. And tiny. And the rent was much more expensive than our house payment is now. But all we had to do was walk a block to be surrounded by amazing restaurants and shops. Ah, New York.