By Dave and Kate
In our earlier posts (here and here), we had mentioned that we were in the midst of remodelling our place and after months of waiting, I am proud to say that our place is ready and we have started moving in.
We would like to share pictures of our place with our readers and show how we managed to come up with our minimalist-inspired loft.The theme of our place is probably closer to “Japanese minimalism”, heavily Muji-inspired, pared down to just the essentials.
Here’s a snapshot of our place.
A simple space, with just the essentials, fridge, oven, stove top, basin. Everything that you need with all the utensils and cookware out of sight. Clear table top with everything stored in the cabinets. And yes, we do quite a bit of cooking but the idea is to keep the kitchen less cluttered so that you we could enjoy cooking and cleaning up the kitchen.
We did away with sofas, opting for floor seating arrangements. With a low table and Japanese tatami chairs, most of our activities are centered in the living room. The furniture have no sharp edges so you feel safe when Ally is running all over the place. With the space available, we sometimes remove the furniture to the sides and make way for our yoga mats for a short yoga session and some meditation. And yes, that’s Ally in the picture. Tucked in another corner is a bookshelve, where we placed our favourite books (we decluttered most of them and kept the ones that we like). On the other corner is where we placed our dining table and chairs.
To us, having less stuff means less distractions. And our home is also a therapeutic sanctuary for us.
Similar to the living room, we did away with the mattress and got a floor bed instead. To be more specific, this is actually a Japanese futon (thin mattress which is probably just 2-3 inches thick). In the day, we roll it up and tuck it in the wardrobe. There are also no other furniture or electronics in the room to avoid unnecessary distractions.
The entire area is clutter free with ample space available. Ally runs around interchangeably between the nursery and the other rooms.
Last but not least, the nursery. A quiet cozy corner for Ally to play in.
What do you think about our minimalist house? Would love to hear your comments 🙂