The detail

Sasha - October 11, 2008

OK, so everyone’s seen for months the incremental changes that are happening on my apartment, but now you can actually start seeing some of the detail emerging.
Here’s how the apartment overall is looking, now that the plasterwork has mostly dried:

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Oh yeah, about that detail. We had a little false start with the window frame colour, which turned out to be a deep green colour. Oops, must check my notes on that (fortunately work was halted half way through - the painter was not happy):

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Light and bright:

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Here is the bathroom, where the mosaic is being laid:

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A few days later, it looked like this:

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This pattern was incredibly cheap (compared to what I paid in the bathroom).

In the bathroom, mosaic is also being laid:

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…while the concealed parts for the show are being fixed in:

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Throughout the apartment, I’m using these lights:

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Looking good, huh?
Hard to believe that I’ll be moving in in 3 weeks!

Let there be light!

Sasha - October 1, 2008

God bless Halogen for creating this lovely warm glow. It’s the first time I’ve seen all the lights on - dashing my worries that I’d chosen enough lighting for the whole space.

The plaster work has also begun in earnest and the whole pad is looking great! I got such a rush when I walked into this:

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Are you with me? I’m only four weeks from moving in and there still seems to be so much to do.
The bathroom is ready to be tiled:

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…and I bought the floor on Monday (natural coloured Chinese oak with minimal knotting).

I’ll take some shots of the lights as soon as I get the chance.

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Preparation for plaster

Sasha -

…well, about a month off now.
I know I haven’t posted for a while - but here are a series of pics that I took a couple of weeks ago. In my next post you’ll be able to see a dramatic difference.

The bathroom
I’m not that good at drawing, but here’s my artist’s impression of the bathroom (I’m pretty pleased with this drawing actually!!). You can see how that’s being built up in real life below.

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The rest of the apartment is also looking good; lights have been placed in the ceiling:

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And the study (which I’m considering calling the ‘Media Room’ - isn’t that what they call it in Wallpaper*? ;)

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