Thursday, 26 April 2012

Before and after

I am back. Sorry I have been away for so long. There was a lot of work to do in the house and it took all my energy. Also, I was forever looking for things. Now the renovation is almost finished and we have started to unpack. So I am showing you the first 'before and after' pictures. This is what our living room/library looked like when we moved in:

And this is what it looks like now:

We bought two more bookcases to accommodate all the books we have. And while filling the shelves with them, I also filled three bags of books to go to the charity shops.

I got this wonderful yellow painting from my very good friend and an amazing artist, Lorna Wilson. See her other paintings here.

I have chosen blue for this corner of the room because of Feng Shui. It represents the element of water. Instead of hanging the curtains in the windows, I used self-adhesive film to block the view from the street and let the light in.

On the shelf you can see the sculpture by my aunt, Jadwiga Janus. She began her art career in the sixties and is a well known artist in Poland. I love her work.

This is just the beginning. I hope our home will evolve with time and acquire it's own character naturally.




  1. your living room looks beautiful Yolanta! What an amazing transformation and love the book shelves!
    natalie x

  2. Thank you Natalie! It was a hard work, but we are getting there. xx

  3. Welcome back!!! It looks really bright and lovely your flat and I´m looking forward to see the rest! I have taken a break from my blog. Too time consuming... but I do have a look now and then on other blogs. I am now concentrating on my workshops i have started to give. I enjoy it so much and the people how comes too!!! Take care and see you soon in another room in your flat.

    Lots of love,

  4. Workshops! Well you are brave Elisabet. Maybe I should think along those lines too. Love and hugs to you. Y

  5. what a beautiful space! love the blue wall and the painting - and to be surrounded by books? awesome!