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What I’m Excited For In Amsterdam & What I’ll Miss In Utrecht

It’s almost time! Only two weeks from now I’m going to pack up my stuff, disassemble my furniture and move to Amsterdam, where I’m going to rent a small apartment with Robbert. For the past four years I’ve been living in an even smaller, but very charming studio in Utrecht. I moved here when I was studying at Utrecht University, and it’s been absolutely wonderful. Before I moved here I only knew a bit of the city center, so I was really lucky to accidentally end up in one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Utrecht. I can’t even recall how many times I’ve walked around in these streets, grinning from ear to ear because I felt so lucky to be living in such a beautiful place. Needless to say, the prospect of leaving here makes me a bit sad. Robbert and I were considering moving to Utrecht at first, but we realised pretty soon that it made no sense moving to Utrecht when everything in our lives happens in my hometown near Amsterdam. We found ourselves a nice little place in the neighbourhood that was our first choice, and now the time has come to leave. Even though I already went through the big, initial mourning stage when we decided not to settle down in Utrecht almost a year ago, the move is still a bit bittersweet. I decided to write down a list of all the things I’m going to miss here in Utrecht, and another one of everything I’m looking forward to in Amsterdam. Consider it a bit of personal therapy, haha!

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Interior Inspiration For The New House

My move to Amsterdam is only two months (maybe less) away, and I’m beyond excited. After four years in a studio, I’ll finally have an entire apartment to decorate! Let’s be honest here, decorating the new place is one of the things I’m most excited about. Hello, multiple rooms! I’ve been Pinteresting away ever since the house hunt started and went through a new wave of pins every time another potential house presented itself. By now I have almost a year’s worth of pins for various different rooms (including some we didn’t end up getting), so I have a pretty good idea of what I like. I also have a general idea of where I want to go with each room, so today I thought I’d share some of my inspiration with you. Just to get a feeling of how I’m planning to decorate! Oh, by the way, Robbert doesn’t care much about interior decorating and he likes my taste, so I’ve been granted a lot of decorating freedom. I do run everything by him of course 🙂

Our apartment is 50m2. That’s quite an average size for a one or two person apartment in Amsterdam, but it’s still pretty small so we’ll have to figure out some smart solutions to make the most out of the space.
We have the living room, which flows into an open plan kitchen. Then there’s one bedroom, with a small laundry closet inside. Besides that we’ll only have a bathroom and a hallway, haha!

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Updated Apartment Tour

When I moved into my current apartment, I thought it would be a temporary thing and I’d be out of there in 1,5 years max. It’s been four years now and a thing or two has changed about the interior, so I thought I’d show you around the entire place again! I’m going to take you on a little tour of the living/bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, which I usually share but have to myself at the moment. Enjoy!

My Desk Setup & Organisation

You guys know I’m all about boosting that productivity. Work smarter, not harder is my motto and I’m always hungry for ways to improve the way I work!
Being someone who works from home, my workplace is very important to me. Not only is it the place I sit down to get into my workflow and reach the right state of mind, it’s also right in the middle of my living and bedroom. Oh, the joys of living in a tiny studio… This does make me require the space to be as (multi)functional as possible, while also looking aesthetically pleasing.
Right now I’ve gotten my little office corner to a point where I’m really happy with it and it works well for me, so I thought I’d share it with you today!

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