Wednesday, February 06, 2008

My Cave

Behold, my little space at the top of the tower:


Stairs, kitchenette area, sitting/eating area, Aston Martin on TV



Ceiling and skylight, sleeping area, dressing area and bathroom, sunrise at the top.

It's ok, but my posture certainly isn't improving!

18 comments:

Selba said...

You know what? all this time, I was thinking that your new place looks like those english houses (like in the movies), hehehe... but now, it apperantly looks quite modern... nice :) But how come I don't see any windows?

nikkipolani said...

I'd been curious to see what your new place looked like. Nice to have a skylight, but I can certainly see why you are having to pare down your belongings. Is your mom's space much the same? Are there other renters in this house?

amillionpieces said...

I think your new space looks good - cramped a little but you have it nice.

I know what you mean about posture, I live in a similar space, only I only have the rear half of the loft, your bed is exactly where mine is; Pushed in the corner under the t-fall. In fact if you made the duvet blue and the skylight above that could be my room right now.

Flighty said...

Being somewhat of a minimalist I'd be happy in a place like that. However the stairs would be a problem as I have dodgy knees! xx

MattJ said...

Hmmmm, it seems I may very well have a new cave of my own at some point after discussions with mr mortgage man! lol!

I like what you've done with it, I would be terrible, with stuff everywhere! That is a suspiciously Bravia looking TV there, very swish! :D

Anonymous said...

nice car! Bit darker than mine though...

lunaliar said...

That's not too bad Liv! Where does your mum stay, though? downstairs?

L B said...

I love the ceiling spotlights.. It has a very nice ambience, you know? Cosy and cuddly! I lived up in an attic for a long time, in Belfast, and it was a good thing I was usually asleep up there!

Olivia said...

Woah, where did all these comments come from???

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Selby - I used to live in a very English room, but this room wasn't decorated by English people.

I live in the roof of the house, so you can't have too many windows, it would be too bright! On sunny days I have to cover it because the sun comes right in. It's going to be hot hot hot in the summer, guaranteed. If we have a summer, of course...

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Nikki - I know, you've been asking since I moved to Harrow, even, so I was thinking of you when I wrote this post.

My mother has a simple double room with a wall of closets, some wall shelving and a TV on a chest of drawers, and a king bed that she wishes was much smaller so she could have more floor space.

Note: the brown furniture in my room is mine. The white is not.

The ground floor is the landlord/lady's living area and kitchen. The garage and back extension are a separate flat for two other girls whom we never see as they have their own entrance on the outside.

On the same level as my mother, a Korean girl has the single room, then there is the kitchen-in-a-closet/walk-in kitchen ;)
Also on that level is the entrance to my loft - I open an outer glass-paned door into a teeny tiny vestibule barely big enough for me to turn around in. On the right of the vestibule is the bedroom door of landlord/lady, and in order to open my door the outer one must stay open, and in order to close my door I must take two steps up my stairs.

It's going to be a long summer.

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Pete - yeah, I guess it is a bit cramped...but it looks more so in the pics. Do you mean your room is smaller than mine? I was wondering this morning if this house was a pyramid since the downstairs is so large and my room is so much smaller.

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Flighty - I get them out of the way by running up them. If I don't, I feel as though I might fall backwards! xx

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Matt - I think mine is a mess right now, there is a pile of stuff to give away/sell.

The TV is a Samsung, which is lovely but has some issues - the DTV goes pixellated and freezes and sometimes reboots. Annoying. Ironically when I was home sick it worked fine, and now I don't have time it's playing up again so I can't get around to calling customer service.

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Anony - funny, I imagined yours would be lighter, but then light blue has been your colour 3 times in a row now. I haven't forgotten, when the weather improves I'll be seeing you!

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Jo - she has a double room downstairs (see reply to Nikki).

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LB - I made it cuddly by adding microfibre blankets and big cushions to the sofa, which is a minimalist cream IKEA thing with wooden arms (OW!)

AmitL said...

Hi,Olivia,and,'Sigh,Olivia'- I can't see the pics..guess they're on flickr??:)email em,pls,to jollygood23atgmail

rebecca said...

Yes, low ceilings, but it does look nice. Great view.

The Moody Minstrel said...

So that's your tower, is it, m'lady? I promise: no Rapunzel jokes!

It looks small but cozy and livable. I was thinking that it looks like a classier-than-average student flat, but with a much better view than any such place ever had in my college town!

Nabeel said...

nice pictures.. i like the white everywhere. However I notice that you cannot get up on the wrong side of the bes, as you can only get up on one side .. the left :)

Anonymous said...

this is the new place, its cute

michelle

Mikeachim said...

Nice. I've always liked attic/loft spaces, especially with a nice big window. And its own bathroom, to boot.
My ideal room, I think, would be one of those, with a reeeeally big window on either side. So I could sit and look straight upwards during a storm.

(You have a good eye for colour, too).

But I've never actually had a loft/attic room. Lucky devil, you. *shakes fist in uncontrollable envy*
I had a girlfriend who had a loftspace and it was fun. We also liked it because it was the most soundproofed room in the house.

Oops, did I just say that out loud? Hurrrm.

Jessica said...

Your place looks cozy and clean. I like the crisp white paint. And what a gorgeous sky shot!

Anonymous said...

I love it. It's super cute!!!! Just my kind of place.
Vanessa

AmitL said...

Hi,Olivia-how've you been?I've been a tad busy,courtesy work.But,blogging away nicely today,when I took a day off.

Ascent seems to be a nice book-will read it some day.

And,wow to your dream which you remembered-of being part of a team of astronauts.

And,brr to the other dream during teens,and,seeing 'the vivid orange glow'...TC