Let your soul

inhabit your habitat

and you’ll live happily ever after!

Let your soul inhabit your habitat

and you’ll live happily ever after!

Vibrant drief flowers

When I moved into

my first apartment in Buenos Aires

I knew I was in for an adventure…

When I moved into

my first apartment in Buenos Aires

I knew I was in for an adventure…

Jade plant

There was no refrigerator and starting the oven was an ordeal. None of the lights had fixtures and they were dangling dangerously by their sockets. And the bathroom was dark, damp, drab disaster.

There was no refrigerator and starting the oven was an ordeal. None of the lights had fixtures and they were dangling dangerously by their sockets. And the bathroom was dark, damp, drab disaster.

Mid summer night's dream

Nonetheless, I had a vibrant vision of a beautiful abode that I knew I would eventually breathe into being…

Nonetheless, I had a vibrant vision of a beautiful abode that I knew I would eventually breathe into being…

Tea

It was an old building and so, naturally, things began to break. I needed to learn the words for random repair services in my third language. Then I needed to figure out how to get the repair people to come. They didn’t come. It was a trying time.

It was an old building and so, naturally, things began to break. I needed to learn the words for random repair services in my third language. Then I needed to figure out how to get the repair people to come. They didn’t come. It was a trying time.

Ikebana kitchen

The high level of inflation in Argentina and the fact that furniture is so expensive here meant that it took a long time for things to come together.

The high level of inflation in Argentina and the fact that furniture is so expensive here meant that it took a long time for things to come together.

Cesca chair

Every single piece of furniture, appliance, and ornament was painstakingly acquired at high cost.

Every single piece of furniture, appliance, and ornament was painstakingly acquired at high cost.

Disco ball

At first this made for many frustrations living in what seemed like limited and uncomfortable quarters.

At first this made for many frustrations living in what seemed like limited and uncomfortable quarters.

Then, weeks sleeping on an air-mattress and months without a couch or curtains revealed my adaptability and resilience, previously buried under layers of pampering and privilege.

Then, weeks sleeping on an air-mattress and months without a couch or curtains revealed my adaptability and resilience, previously buried under layers of pampering and privilege.

Crown

I came to practically revel in the almost-reluctant evolution of my residence. I developed an appetite for picking out the precious pieces that would become part of my apartment.

I came to practically revel in the almost-reluctant evolution of my residence. I developed an appetite for picking out the precious pieces that would become part of my apartment.

Bamboo kitchen

I delighted in the details that slowly appeared around me as if by some snaillike sorcery, shrouding me in majesty and magic.

I delighted in the details that slowly appeared around me as if by some snaillike sorcery, shrouding me in majesty and magic.

Green flowers

I came to love the lights without fixtures that were a license to illuminate my flat in the most fabulous and farfetched form I could find.

I came to love the lights without fixtures that were a license to illuminate my flat in the most fabulous and farfetched form I could find.

Mermaid Bathroom

I saw the bothersome bathroom as an invitation to bathe it in beauty and bedazzled brilliance.

I saw the bothersome bathroom as an invitation to bathe it in beauty and bedazzled brilliance.

Sparkly door knobs

And each time something broke I began to see it as an expensive, expansive opportunity to get something that was more to my liking.

And each time something broke I began to see it as an expensive, expansive opportunity to get something that was more to my liking.

Eventually, with purpose and patience, my essence has found its way out of the aether and into the fabric of my fabrics.

Eventually, with purpose and patience, my essence has found its way out of the aether and into the fabric of my fabrics.

Each little luxury littering the space, fills it with openness, opulence, and opportunity.

Each little luxury littering the space, fills it with openness, opulence, and opportunity.

Flower Light Bulb

In all the material, there’s an immaterial yet ever-present sense of possibility and plenty, painting the palace in an aura of abundance.

In all the material, there’s an immaterial yet ever-present sense of possibility and plenty, painting the palace in an aura of abundance.

Mermaid mirror ikebana

The design dreams, vibrant visions, and apartment adventures continue…

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The design dreams, vibrant visions, and apartment adventures continue…

Find me on Instagram or get in touch!