Moving to a new city may be a hectic enterprise, but it also has a certain novelty. A new city comes with hidden streets to explore, treasure-filled thrift stores, and a fresh crop of eligible bachelors. But my favourite part of moving is having a new apartment. Finding it might be a challenge when you’re as picky as I am (hardwood floors, hot water heating, no cats, top floor, downtown locale, non-family friendly), but it can be done if you have a certain amount of determination. When I moved to Regina people told me that the city was going through a housing crunch, and finding an apartment on short notice was going to be a challenge, I uttered the phrase that has so often crossed Barney Stinson’s lips: “Challenge: accepted!”
At the 24 hour mark of arriving in the city I had found the perfect apartment, and at 48 hours I was signing the paperwork. I believe that’s what we call “winning.”
Two months later, I’m almost totally settled into my fabulous new digs and am officially taking requests for house guests! All I need now is a coffee table – seriously they’re harder to shop for that you think – and some artwork for the walls.
|Entrance closets are clearly meant |
for storing my over-abundance
of jackets, rather than giving my
house guests a place to
hang up their coat.
|I can't really take a picture of the |
Shoe Closet III: The Return of
the Shoes, since it's a floor to
ceiling storage closet.
Suffice to say, it's pretty awesome,
because there's still room for more!
|As you can see, my priority was having a real-person-sized |
pillow-top mattress, rather than having a "proper" bed.
And of course Henry gets the other side, as per usual!
|My building was built in 1928, so it has a few vintage remnants, |
like this converted wall-sconce. I am convinced that more
apartments should have details like this!
|Down the hall (past the bathroom, which you don't get to see) is my reconstructed photo wall. |
I'm planning on some updates, but most of these pictures are still my favourites.
|Then you get to the living room, which is separated from the rest of the space with my reading/computer nook.|
Yes, I bought the exact same couch that I had in Halifax. And it's still be favourite (affordable) couch!
|The living room is a bit bigger than I'm used to working with, so I had to switch up my normal living room arrangement. So far I'm really liking the change in space though, since it works rather nicely.|
|Every girl needs a vanity table!|
Even if it's only to keep her makeup
out of the bathroom, because,
obviously, ew germs!
|The only prints that made it to Regina|
from my collection were the two
Andy Warhol quotes.
At least they're good ones!
|I don't have a desk anymore (since I|
don't have to spend hours of my life
writing useless term papers), but
I still needed a place to keep my
And my stack of library books!
|I wish my kitchen had a bit more storage,|
but it does what it needs to do,
and that will suffice for now.
|At the moment we're in the midst of the Winter freeze, but my ice-crystal-covered windows give my apartment a beautifully sparkly glow in the mornings, which almost makes up for the fact that it's freezing outside!|