Letting Go And Moving On // Plus A Winner

23 October 2013


As you all know, I'm moving house in a couple of weeks. Well, actually I'm moving country!

Not only is there a tight time schedule and a budget for the move, but we'll also be moving to a furnished apartment, as that's how most of them come in Jakarta. So, that means selling off most of our possessions except for our very favourite items. As much as I'd love to ship the lot, since this home has been a labour of love, put together over the past 4 years, it just isn't cost effective or even necessary with many items.

However, as much as I realise they are only material things and getting rid means I can get new when we're there, it's still tough to see it all go. I'm passionate about my home and the fact that it was a challenge to find so many of the things in it out here in Korea, just makes me love it even more. But, day by day, I'm learning to let go, reminding myself that it's not really the things in a house that make it a home. And when I feel like I can't possibly throw out/donate/sell one more thing, I console myself with Pinterest and plan how I'm going to style the next one. So, if you've been wondering where I'd got to for the last week, now you know - sorry for being MIA! I was either busy sorting out my house and all the arrangements for the move....or I was on Pinterest! I've mainly been thinking about the living room, which comes with a black sectional, here's a little of my favourite 'Pinspiration' 

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I'm torn between the bright, cheerful pops of color and the calm simplicity of the mainly monochrome rooms...

Which is your favourite? 

Anyway, another week has been checked off our moving countdown which also means it's time to announce a giveaway winner. The lucky lady is....



Congratulations Lindsay, I will be emailing you shortly to get your address. Thank you so much to everyone else who entered, sorry there couldn't be more winners but stay tuned for the next giveaway. You never know!

x x x


9 comments:

  1. I really love monochrome rooms for open spaces like the living room, all of these ideas are gorgeous too.

    Good luck on the move!

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  2. I feel just the same as you having to get rid of pieces I love, but you are going to have so much fun getting to decorate somewhere new and I can't wait to see what you create!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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  3. I'm so in love with all of these! My favorite is the monochromatic look. It's so sleek and sexy! I've been obsessed with pinterest lately, planning for an eventual apartment after I leave here. I can't wait to not live in a shoebox.

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  4. Good luck with the move! I can imagine it must be tough parting with some of your pieces. I'd be sad too.

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  5. Love this inspiration. Good luck with the move & adjusting to life in Jakarta.
    Happy Thursday Amelia xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  6. Great pinspiration...I am moving as well, to another country...so almost the same problems are waiting for me :)

    http://www.dictionaryoffashion.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love all of these, especially the first and the last!
    Good luck with your move! I have to say I am very jealous as I would love to be able to move to another country!

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. It must be so difficult to let go of home items but good job!! and yes just keep thinking about your new home and how much fun it'll be to put it together :)
    I recently renovated my room and I went for all white with pops of colour with accessories and I am loving it :)
    xo

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  9. Inspiring interiors! good luck with moving

    http://fashmongers.wordpress.com

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