sacred space

“knock, knock?” “the door is open!”

30 Jul 2013

well, friends & fam, it’s ready. the apartment is all fixed and totally livable now! we worked intensely for a week and got it done. lina is, of course, a work horse. she is incredibly motivated and inspiring. and all of her energy to organize and decorate has even rubbed off on me a little. bonus points to me. it may seem crazy that we did everything so quickly, but the we want our home to be a welcoming, open, comfy place not only for us, but for any- & everybody that visits… and we wanted it ready for y’all as soon as possible. we hope we have lots of visitors from all over the usa & the world!

stop by or plan a trip, and we’ll give you a beer, some wine, water, juice, tea or coffee. perhaps we can fika together or have a bbq out by the pool. come for a few hours or come for a week. the main thing is, we want you to feel welcome and loved. cause you’re special to us & to this world. our door is always open, so come on in!

our apartment is on the third floor of the building you see (and by third i mean to begin counting with the ground floor as floor #1 – that’s how american’s count floors). you can see our balcony… it’s the one just right of the top of the green tree. we face the pool. eeeekk!


welcome! you are now standing just inside the front door. looking at the living room to the right and the studio/guest room down the hall to the left.


here’s another shot just looking a little more to the right, toward the living room, kitchen, dining area, and you can see into our bedroom in the distance.


kitchen. obviously. hehe. we loooove the island.


looking at the living room from the kitchen (standing behind the island) with the balcony in the distance.


balcony view!


looking back at the kitchen/dining from the balcony, through the living room. there you see the front door as well, to the right.


dining area. i’m diggin’ the chairs we decided on.


towards the kitchen & front door again.


dining room & a peek into our bedroom.


our bedroom… which we decided to keep kinda minimalist. relaxing. simple.

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left (with the map): my side. right: lina’s side.


zola’s favorite spot so far. under the window near my side of the bed.

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looking from the studio/guest room down the hall, back towards the front door.


our studio space. where the creative magic & writing happens. hehe. can you guess who’s side is who’s?!

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just so you know… there is a sofa which becomes a bed in here, so there is a whole room for you when you arrive.


there ya go! hope you enjoyed your little tour. however, it’s best to see it in person. wink. wink.

peace & love. ~liz

** someone commented and noted that in order for you to be able to stop by, you need our address… so if you want to drop in, just email me at elre74 at yahoo dot com, and i’ll send it to you!

No Comments

  • Reply Dace 30 Jul 2013 at 15:25

    well, for somebody to stop by, they need to know your address. 🙂

  • Reply Dace 30 Jul 2013 at 15:26

    but, I definitely love the place. Photos are great and it looks like a very inviting place

  • Reply nicmaybe 30 Jul 2013 at 15:31

    Wow, this place looks so comfy! Congrats on making yourself a new home so quickly. Can’t wait to hear more stories of your life in the States! Me and my boyfriend are going to move in together this fall. I really hope we’re gonna find a nice home for the both of us. 🙂

  • Reply Holly 30 Jul 2013 at 15:57

    I am in awe at how much you have done and so fast! It looks great and so personal!

    • Reply liz 1 Aug 2013 at 16:52

      Thank you! Lina gets all the credit for the motivation to get it done. 🙂

  • Reply wanderlusterica 30 Jul 2013 at 17:09

    Beautiful place! I lived in North Carolina for 3 years. I was down in Pinehurst which is a trek from asheville, but it is such a beautiful state! I hope you two enjoy your time there and that famous southern hospitality 🙂

    • Reply liz 1 Aug 2013 at 16:51

      Thank you! And thanks for your comment! I actually know where Pinehurst is… I lived in Troy for a few years a long time ago. 🙂

  • Reply kate1975 30 Jul 2013 at 19:39

    I love your new place. Looking forward to someday visiting North Carolina, a state I have yet to visit. 🙂

    Good and healing thoughts to yous.


    • Reply liz 1 Aug 2013 at 16:47

      You are more than welcome to visit whenever you can! Sending you peace & love. xo

  • Reply poetlandia 30 Jul 2013 at 20:52

    I love those chaise lounges. LOVE. I’m also a huge fan of grey. So glad you are home. 🙂

    • Reply liz 1 Aug 2013 at 16:42

      We are really, really excited about them too! We wanted to have something a little different, not your standard couch. 🙂 xx

  • Reply Anonymous 31 Jul 2013 at 01:59

    If you don’t mind me asking, where did you get the floor lamps in your bedroom?

    • Reply liz 1 Aug 2013 at 16:42

      Ask away! The floor lamps are from IKEA. 🙂

      Now may I ask, who left this comment? 😉

  • Reply momentsofmezz 31 Jul 2013 at 14:12

    Omg all your Apple stuff. LOVE. Your apartment looks so comfy and nice. You guys did a great job on it! 🙂

    • Reply liz 1 Aug 2013 at 16:38

      Hehe. We are tidally addicted to Apple! :). Thanks for your comment! So, when is your roadtrip east?!

  • Reply Murderingtime 1 Aug 2013 at 08:51

    Loving the chevron rugs, dining chairs, lounge and studio space! So glad you noted about the Ground Floor/ First floor business, we do it the Ground floor way in Australia. So pleased you guys are all settled now.

    • Reply liz 1 Aug 2013 at 16:34

      Thanks for visiting my blog, Ash! And for commenting. Makes me very happy. :). Glad that you like some of our style it feels very us, and very right!

  • Reply southernhon 1 Aug 2013 at 18:19

    It’s beautiful!! Next time I’m in NC, I’ll drop you an email!

  • Reply Summer Kerley 3 Aug 2013 at 00:05

    Hi! I love y’alls apartment. It’s literally perfect and I would love to live in a place like that when I’m done with school at UNCA (I’m friends with Lina through the UNCA facebook page). I also wanted to say that you guys are both gorgeous.

    • Reply liz 3 Aug 2013 at 09:25

      Hi Summer! You are so sweet. Thanks for leaving a comment! We will have to find a time for you to come for a visit sometime during the semester. 🙂

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