~ touring around a little Penthouse - loft...

so here we finally are with pictures from this creative + productive indeed weekend!
since I promised yesterday to share little bits of what has been taking place in our little home studio these past couple of days,
I thought I actually put together a mini House tour for you.

~ ready? ...

It is a little unsual regarding the fact that it presents only corners of our living space,
which actually transforms into my work space & studio as well.

whichever the case, let me show you around, starting from the picture on top:

 ~ our lounge area, as seen from above {or else the gallery where the bedroom & dressing areas are}.
 our coffee table is built from a simple Ikea white surface, screwed on wheeled legs of a previous coffeetable.
 they have abandoned their pure industrial look and are borrowing bits of luxury, 
as they are wrapped in white/silver/golden original, vintage wallpaper from the 60s.
 you can take a closer look {here}

 ~ part of {our dining area} & table of many purposes

as you can see from both the pictures above and below, our space is small.
 therefore smart use of it is essential if we want to have a sense of Living Big
and live as luxurious & comfortable as possible in what is a total of 65sm....
of which:

23sm measures the {gallery}
43sm is what is left for us to have:

~ a lounge area
~ a dining area
~ a reading corner
~ an office/computer corner with two monitors
~ a stereo unit & big bookcase for books & files
~ {lps}, cds, dvds storage
~ a well functioning kitchen
{an entrance} with storage possibilities & a tool station (!)
 ~ and of course a {bathroom}

...the truth?  we have it all
Plus the sesnse of living in a relative luxury...
...well, efficient planning can really do miracles ; )

our table seen above & below is wonderful in performing many roles:

~ between 8:00 - 8:30:  breakfast table
~ after dishes are done & necessary everyday chores...
~ around 9:00, it transforms into my working table
~ from here I might write emails on the netbook,
~ study my Interior design books
~ cut paper to prepare paper boats
~ pack orders
~ generally craft
~ ocassionally host my sewing mashine, 
{as I finally took courses this winter and learned some basic household sewing :)}
~ base for photographing the shop's tems, much like {this}
~ after 17:30, it is set for dinner, with the candles lit up, very often during the summer, too
~ clients are sitted here as well,
 after they are served tea or coffee at the lounge area

below are a few more shots of our {sofa corner}....

 while I was having a mini shooting session with my vintage Beirette camera from the end of 50s, which though was bought in a bazaar in Athens about 10 years ago.

finally brought her here in Germany with me returning from {my recent trip} to Greece.
I'd love to try her out once...

and here starts a little introduction to our {veranda}, too...

see the two green bubbles on the right & lect corners of the veranda?
these have been part of my weekend gardening project.

you see, while I was in Greece for 5 weeks, {these} lovely trees dried out...
well, they either missed me too much or somebody here doesn't exactly have a green thumb ; )

well, no problem, as mine is green enough for us both
we picked these little guys instead and hope that they'll make themselves at home with us.

a little more of gardening took place yesterday afternoon, as I returned from the local super market with
2 pots of white daisies, now filling our emtly till now beige ceramic pots
and making the original white Greek coffee table
a tiny bit happier

when we grill and need its surface, the pots as simply put on the floor

now, let's approach the finish line of this little mini tour,
by taking you to one of my ever favorite corners at home,
our reading corner, which lately has been also serving as my little shop station.

here lots of materials as well as finished products are kept in a {Busta Burs cabinet with shiny doors},
trial projets, finished projects to be put into production later, too...

its surface holds my everyday accessories
and serves as extra working space while creating...

below are the pieces of paper used for the {paper boat garlands} recently made...
it's a long lasting process, one to which I'll devote a whole post soon

for now, this tour is over with a glimpse to the whole {reading area}, as seen from the {kitchen}.
{the stairs} leading to the gallery can also be seen,
behind them and on the left is the stereo & bookcase unit.
while in the far back, our {little office corner} is hidden

Have you enjoyed this mini tour ? 
Would like to see more of our space?
well, you could come over or simply...
view the few hundreds of shots on {my flickr account}...
just roam through the sets, but mainly look {here}, {here}{there}

last notice:

Can you detect my love for bags perhaps?
Yes?...splendid, cause there'll be quite some news and a few posts related to the subject

Just stay tuned and pop by often ; )
see you very soon everyone ~ 
hope your day has been a nice one!

P.S: this post is full of links leading you to many photo galleries. Whenever you come across such brackets {...} and words written in bold & italics, simply click on them...that's the trick ; )


  1. what a lovely home! ... the pictures (even though beautifully styled and composed) are so reflective of the interior space in real life - the way it feels, the way it looks - these pictures definitely represent it. I really like what you did with the glass pear!

    See you later Xx.

  2. Lovely lovely lovely! I can't wait to see it in real life! ;-)

  3. Liebe Iro!
    Das sind wunderschöne Bilder die du wieder einmal präsentierst, eine Traumwohnung die Ihres gleichen sucht! Wunderschön!

  4. Dear Holy, Ilaria, Ikea Family Live team and all,
    thank you so much for your super nice comments on this mini tour of our home.

    @ Holy, thank you for a lovely afternoon dear! the roses are even prettier today :)
    @ Ilaria, so looking forward to having you here!

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