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Pics of the New Flat


Hi all,

I’ve finally gotten around to taking a few photos of the new crib, as I know you’ve been waiting for them impatiently. 🙂

We now got all the basics, but still haven’t managed to hang more stuff on the wall than those three pictures in the photo. The flat is also quite sparce at the moment, not sure if I want tot keep it this way or perhaps make the space a bit more crowded…At least I’ll bring some Marimekko fabric, my Aalto vase and my Aurinko vases into the mix when I visit home in August!


As you can see it’s a very bright flat – we might have to get blinds of some sort. We got the red chairs and the sofa table for free from Matthew’s friend’s parents, and bought the big table in a charity shop nearby. The red really makes a great contrast.


Our new sofa in all its glory. Very pleased with the charcoal colour, all it needs is some red Marimekko cushions. 🙂


The kitchen isn’t too big, but it’s functional – and open plan, which I prefer.


We also have a big pantry where we keep the microwave, freezer, washing machine and loads of random stuff we didn’t know where to put.


And this is where the magic happens…:) Also very bright, so perfect for squeezing spots haha.


This is Matthew’s input when it comes to decorating the flat – the 7 dwarfs have found their way into our bathroom. Still not sure if I like them or don’t…What do you think?


And here’s the bedroom with very bare walls and classic Ikea bedding.


Those blackout curtains are a lifesaver.


The flat was unfurnished when we moved in, which means we didn’t even have a wardrobe – and still don’t. I thought it would be nice to keep the space open and just get a clothes rack instead (5 of the hangers are Matthew’s and the rest mine…).


Matthew insisted on putting this red desk that his parents found in a flea market in the bedroom. At first I wasn’t sure if it would fit, but in hindsight I’m really glad he insisted!

Last but not least, just have to share this comparison between a man’s and a woman’s take on making the bed. Can you guess which one is my creation and which one is Matthew’s??


Sunset from our bedroom window. A bit jealous about that sunroom on the roof that our neighbours have…

Did I mention that we live just above a Scotmid supermarket? It’s quite nice as it’s not the end of the world if you forget to buy something (or if you just need something sweet after dinner).

Time to go and lie down on that sofa. Have a good Tuesday night!

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • Hanna

    Love love love the big windows and the red desk. Would build in a windowsill that doubles as a chair in the bedroom by the window. Cushion it up and it would be the perfect spot for some reading.

    June 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm
    • ninaaikas

      A built in windowsill would be awesome!

      June 17, 2014 at 6:39 pm
  • Monica Aikas

    Ser verkligen jättesnyggt ut! Och fint med de pigga röda inslagen som finns på olika ställen. Men om ni har de sju dvärgarna i badrummet, är du då Snövit??

    June 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Tack, det är bara att komma och hälsa på så får du se lägenheten med egna ögon 🙂 Om jag e snövit, vem e Matthew?

      June 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm
  • Hannele Lahtinen

    Märkte först nu att man kan kommentera här, ups!

    Very nice! Jag tycker att det är fint med öppna utrymmen och mycket rum. Konsten är sedan bara att hålla det så och inte samla på sig för mycket saker… för då behöver man skåp! Ser farm emot att se det live i Juli 🙂 Kram!

    June 17, 2014 at 8:27 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Thanks! Tur har vi en hel del förvaringsutrymme i korridoren (som dock är fullt av shite redan)…Men ska försöka att inte samla på mer! Det är ju snart ni kommer, jee! X

      June 17, 2014 at 9:03 pm
  • shazzarob

    Looks a really nice place with great views. 🙂

    June 18, 2014 at 12:20 am
    • ninaaikas

      Thanks, we do like living here 🙂

      June 18, 2014 at 10:13 am
  • Kati

    Hahah! Bra ide´ att visa hur de ser ut beroende på vem som bäddat sängen… Har märkt samma fenomen hos oss! 🙂

    Jätte fint har ni det! Vilken underbar lägenhet!

    June 18, 2014 at 7:31 am
    • ninaaikas

      Tyckte bara det var sa komiskt sa maste ta ett foto och dela med mig, jag menar, vad tankte han pa nar han radade alla dynor ovanpa varandra?! Finns nog en hel del andra saker jag kunde jamfora ocksa…:)

      June 18, 2014 at 10:35 am
  • Monica Aikas

    Nå, om du är Snövit måste Matthew ju vara Prinsen (det fanns väl en prins i sagan?).

    June 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm
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