At least the quarantine has something good there – I’ve finally managed to get my apartment in shape so that I can do a small interior post.
It was particularly important to me to have a work space that doesn’t feel like work – i.e. not a classic office table, not a fixed shooting corner, but a room that feels a bit like vacation, inspires and is still very clean. Lots of plants, lots of wood, lots of light and enough space for ideas, as well as plenty of space for a midday meditation or a round of yoga before going back to the laptop.
For a long time I was also looking for a reasonable option to store my racing bikes in the apartment. The choice between a stand and a wall mount quickly fell to a wall mount due to the lack of space. There are many options, but most of them were too clunky and impractical for me (I just wanted to hang the bike, not “present” my helmet, shoes and sunglasses). After a tip from a follower, I finally decided on Tons Bike, where there are also super nice, clean side tables for home training, optimized for Zwifters or yogis. Incidentally, the products are only produced on request to ensure no overproduction. The attachment has not yet been officially released (as of October 2021), but is already being produced and sent out on request (write to them by email or Insta Direct).
Incidentally, the attachment is super easy: drill two holes, put in dowels, screw in the screw. Has held up perfectly in my old building walls so far, only the alignment was a bit tricky, in the end I decided to hang the lower wheel horizontally in order to be able to use the two sticks with a board as a shelf, for example if I have the upper one zwift adjusted using a spirit level so that it hangs straight overall.
When furnishing my living room, not too much has changed from the last apartment. A mix of Westwing (sofa, mirror, whitewashed myself though), heirlooms and Ikea. A few works of art still need a frame and I’m considering exchanging the sideboard for a classic from USM.
When it came to the bedroom, it was important to me to keep it as clean as possible. No dust collectors, nothing that irritates the eye (the pictures are still on the floor for a reason – I’m still considering whether they should be on the wall or not) and a mix of wood and metal.
The bed frame is made of metal and by Bruno, as are the mattress, topper and bedding. The online furniture brand from Berlin produces exclusively in Europe and relies on sustainable materials. Delivery time, price and durability of the products speak for themselves. I already had a Bruno mattress years ago and if the bed width hadn’t changed – I would certainly still be dreaming on it.
The kitchen is still the problem room in the apartment – typically tubular in an old building and useless for anything. At some point I may find the perfect high table that is not too big, high or whatever – so far I have unfortunately been relatively unsuccessful and mainly use the balcony, the living room or my desk for eating.
Often prophesied by you and never believed by me: as soon as you have a bathtub, the magic is over and you hardly ever use it. Absolutely right, I’ve bathed maybe three times so far and showering is a lot more complicated in a tub than it was in a shower stall. Anyways: The bathroom is really really nice and big and bright and even if the tiles and wall border are kept in a terrible brown – with even more brown in the form of shelves and laundry boxes it becomes bearable.