Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm in love.









With this glorious apartment. And my heart is beating double time.

The location: Vienna, Austria. The owner's, the Reders, have lived in this 1,722-square foot attic apartment for over 40 years and get this, because of local regulations pay around $600 a month. Yeah, I know, makes me want to cry too.

There are far too many amazing details to cover here, but when I say I love a lived-in, collected over time, artsy fartsy look- this. is. it. A life well lived surrounded by meaningful objects. Wow.

In other news, I'm signing off for the rest of the week. The kiddos are a week into summer vacation and my hands are full playing mom. Also, we have a bedroom re-decoration in the works and I have to get to painting walls and furniture, and pulling up carpet, and picking out some lighting, and.......

See you soon and have a great week!


*be sure to click on the images for a huge close-up, it's worth it*

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24 comments:

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

awe enjoy the week! Good luck with the bedroom redo... can't wait to see the results!!

xo
naomi

Raina Cox said...

Have a great break, Darling!

I cannot wait to see how your bedroom turns out. I've saved that photo of the flooring you sent. I look at it at least once a day and get the shivers.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Cannot wait! Enjoy the week. My mouth is hitting the floor over the $600.00. Geez.

A Perfect Gray said...

have a restful break. we'll miss ya'. Yes, loved that apartment, that large art piece needs to be in MY house!

The Shiny Pebble said...

A couple of things... That outside garden area: Love... the bathroom, non. At least you can pick a book on the way in. snort!

On a nicer side: yay for a short Summer motherhood break. I am thoroughly enjoying taking the little one to the pool or outside playdates daily. I can't wait to see what you are up to with the bedroom redo. Yes, that rhymes.

paula said...

the walls and walls of books...love.

Punctuation Mark said...

beautiful apartment with an amazing view... i would also call it love!

up and down town said...

okay, rare to see "stuff" done so wonderfully well.

n. said...

god, me too! books everywhere! everywhere! even in the bathroom! i really don't think you can ever have too many books...particularly not if they're as gorgeously displayed as this...

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

i can see why you're in love, that place is brilliant.

have a great brewak, and look forward to the after pics!

Kerry said...

A home full of books...nothing better. I'd be very happy with the art as well. Have a great break with the kidlets

Vintage Simple said...

Have a wonderful time ripping out carpet and playing with the boys, dear!

xoxoxoox,
-maria

Mandy said...

Enjoy your break lovely girl .... and I just adore these photographs, so great !!!!

nkp said...

Hi Kerry. I absolutely agree, nothing better.

Thanks for stopping by and welcome!

erin@designcrisis said...

The bedroom is my favorite!

I was thinking the living room looked a bit cluttered and then I turned to survey my own living room... very similar.

And there you have it.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

A bedroom re-do? How exciting! Can't wait to see what you do!

my favorite and my best said...

i never met a pied a terre filled with huge contemporary art and antiques and books that i didn't love either!
and if you need any help doing anything just let me know!!
i'd love to help out!!

Maggie May said...

bookshelf lust is right!

Leah said...

Oh yes I am in love with it too! Great space!

Bridget said...

that place is so cool. bookshelves in the bathroom! endless bathroom reading!

nkp said...

Hi Bridget! So glad you stopped by, welcome!

nkp said...

Hi Leah! I can't recall if I've welcomed you before, excuse my senility. ;0). So welcome!

Charlotta Ward said...

Love a home like this. There is texture, books, personality and realness everywhere!

How exciting that you are doing a bedroom make over. Hoping you will share the result.

Happy new week to you!

x Charlotta

nkp said...

Hi Charlotta! Yep, this home really lit my fire...totally real and beautifully lived-in!