I remember typing this blog post and feeling really excited about the industrial theme we had in mind. The biggest change we made to the apartment is this wall in the dining room, which is the wall leading in from the main door. It was supposed to have been concealed storage space, but we realised that building storage along the wall would add bulk and make the walkway to the living room a lot narrower (imagine dining table with chairs on the left, and concealed storage space on the right as you enter from the front door). So as my interior designer and ys and I sat on our empty apartment floor thinking that weekend in September, we came up with the idea of a feature wall with some shelving for display of knick-knacks. To be in line with our new industrial theme, we decided on a cement screed wall and to break the monotony of the grey wall, which could be overpowering, we incorporated a brick wall into the idea. But because we are not quite fans of everything conventional, we decided we would make a stepped brick wall, which was an idea derived from a lovely design of stairs, which I saw on an interior design website (I’m sorry but I forgot the name of the website and therefore am unable to attribute a source).
This is the end result.
On the shelves (from top right) 1) an owl which i couldnt resist buying, from Typo 2) the letters J-O-Y, also from Typo, which I used during our family shoot last July, and which are also featured in my blog header, 3) nesting dolls from The Little Drom Store, 4) a lego Maersk Line container ship which YS built (also a Christmas present from me), 5) a “Live Laugh Love” block from Mono Yono, which serves as a reminder to do these three things every single day and 6) gifts from friends including a pretty little prince postcard, a wedding gift from Goods of Desire and a wooden musical box from Italy. All my favourite things! This also has got to be my favourite wall in the house.
Just directly opposite this wall is the wall just beside the dining table. This wall hangs three posters which we ordered online from kwerkee. This is one of our favourite websites for (as the name suggests) quirky stuff which are sourced from all over the world. The posters feature A to Z pictorial depictions of 1980s films, 1990s films and 2000s films. Imagine the A to Z poster which is used to teach kids and which usually has an accompanying picture, for example A for Apple. The letters here represent the first word of a movie from the 1980s, or 1990s or 2000s. We have not compiled a list of all the movies (some are really tough) but I think YL has come quite close to guessing most of them and has even started an answer sheet (thanks YL!). One of my best buys on Kwerkee!
So there you go! Two of my favourite walls in the home (for now) 🙂