Status: First week homeowner

Ok, so I asked and you answered. Here’s an update on my first week as a home owner!

I’m so excited about finally creating something of my own! I’ve been renting for so many years, it feels great to own something again. I can finally do what I want, put money into it and feel like it’s worth it!


This week started in the hallway. I’ve only painted the walls here, since everything else is new and how I like it. Easy!

Of course I will have to buy furnitures for this room and the connected walk-in, but I’m still unsure of what I want, so I’ve decided to leave it for now.


Room two was the bedroom. Probably the room I was the most excited about, because I had such clear image in my head of how I wanted this room to look. I don’t want to share too much at this point, but at least this way you get a feeling of where I’m heading.

That said, I looove the double glass doors! This means I can wake up in the morning, stepping straight out onto the balcony for my morning coffee… Seriously considering keeping my Nespresso machine in my bedroom from now on!

Living room

The living room is still very much in progress. I’m waiting for the sofa to be delivered on April 1st (oh-oh… Don’t let it be a joke!)

I should probably let you know, I ended up changing the colour and fabric on the sofa. So the brown and the dark grey are both out… Sorry to everyone telling me I had to go for one or the other colour! I went for a third option.

The change of mind on the sofa also meant a change of paint in this room. Therefore I’m now considering waiting to paint this until my sofa is here. Just so I can see it all together. What do you think?

Since this picture was taken I’ve installed sun blinds in the living room windows, finalised the dining area, moved aaaaall my boxes out of storage and had lamps installed. Last night I even spent 3,5 hours putting drawers together (hate!), as a result of a 4hrs long shopping trip to Ikea on Thursday. I love Ikea. I just don’t love putting the furnitures together when I get home.

“Bye, bye storage”

Today I’ve emptied my storage container for all my belongings, on my own! I saw it as a great workout, now my back don’t necessarily agree…

But the storage is empty, my apartment is full and the day of moving inn is getting closer! Maybe I can move inn already this coming weekend?!

Until then, I will try to keep you posted. But I find myself so excited, I forget documenting the things I do, I just want it done. Now.

– Therese

Oh happy day(s)

It’s been 4 days since I received the keys to my new place, and I’ve never seen money leave my bank account this fast ever before!

Partly because I’m buying everything new, partly because I’m so impatient I have no time for waiting around… Note to self: “Maybe one day learn how to be patient. Until then, keep doing you!” (And that’s what I do)

Home loading…

I’ve painted two of the tree rooms, I’ve ordered furnitures where I need to order. Others I’ve already collected. I’ve started to empty my container with stuff (yes, I actually have all my belongings stored in a container somewhere, since my move from the UK to Norway) and I’ve also started unpacking in the new apartment! All at once in only a few days! You’re safe to say I’m a bit all over the place…

…and where I’m not, my sister is!

I also have something new (and very exciting) to share with you.. But this I will save for another time. I’m having so much fun these days, I’m almost afraid I’m having too much fun, something might go wrong… Right, I can’t think like that, and I can’t sit around! Up I go, another wall to paint! Speak to you soon

– Therese

1 long flight, 7 more sleeps

My time in NYC is coming to an end. But this only means I’m closer to being a home owner!

I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about going home from a holiday before…

Right now the rain is poring down outside and I’m in bed with a fever. So what else to do than to plan interior details for my new home, right?

You might remember my grey kitchen:

I’ve decided I want olive green walls together with a few white walls in my kitchen/living room space. since the kitchen is brand new, I’m not gonna make any changes to it. Except from the kitchen backsplash… I’ve got to do something there! But what?

Picture from: Drømmekjøkkenet

I’m looking for inspiration, and I looove this marble backsplash… What do you think? Would it look strange with the white backsplash and the black counter top in my kitchen? I really love the white on white in this picture…

Picture from: Drømmekjøkkenet

Or would I want tiles similar to this? I’d like a smooth surface, easy to clean. And I also like the industrial style. White tiles would go with the remaining white walls, and would help keeping it light(er) in the room. But I feel like everyone has these train tiles these days…

Picture from: Norema

How about grey on grey? To keep it simple? I just don’t want things to get too dark. The apartment is not that big, so I need to keep some of the room-feeling…

Picture from: Drømmekjøkkenet

What do you think? Which option do you prefer? Any ideas out there? Tell me, tell me! I’m all up for suggestions…

– Therese

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it…

Jeg hadde egentlig ikke tenkt til å si noe før i morgen. Ville ikke si noe før alt var spikret og i boks. Men jeg er som en unge på julaften, jeg kan ikke holde igjen… Så la oss ikke «jinkse» det hele… Men la oss holde på hemmeligheten sammen, ok?

Jeg har kjøpt leilighet! Og fy som jeg gleder meg!

Grunnen til at jeg er litt redd for å skrike det ut, er at det er OBOS forkjøpsrett på den, og jeg har ingenting å stille med på det punktet. Men budrunden er min, og i morgen kan jeg muligens puste lettet ut.

Så i kveld legger jeg bare planer … Og håper stort på at jeg ikke blir skuffet i morgen! Gleder meg til å skulle dele prosessen med deg. Mer kommer! Tro meg… Mer kommer!