Anyone following the developments as I’ve tried to adapt my English flat to my American self will be glad to see the latest arrivals, as of this morning:
That’s right, no more sitting on the floor for me, I have a new love-seat that has the huge advantage of also being a sofa-bed (should anyone care to visit!). Also, as of yesterday I also have a new pantry cupboard in the kitchen:
This was to address the odd circumstance of there being no “upper cupboards” in my kitchen–there were only cupboards below the counter-tops. The stove is just to the right of this new cupboard, so my food and spices and things can go away instead of sitting out on the counter. All of this combined with my new wardrobes and other recent acquisitions means that I have now finally got an apartment that is far more functional than when I moved here. I admit it’s not all terribly decorative; the sofa is something that belongs in a basement, not in my living room with my Delft and teacup collections, but at the end of the day it was function I was after more than style. This was my clear favorite of the sofa-beds in John Lewis, and quite frankly I was feeling too old to get another futon.