Devil is in the detail

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Apartment Lijevi – sign made about 1am the night before

Apartment Lijevi – sign made about 1am the night before

I have survived the visit from an inspector in charge of deciding whether Pruga is officially ready for guests and if it meets the criteria for a star rating (I’ve asked for three stars).

I will not bore you with bureaucratic intricacies – I believe it all went fine and all will be good. I will know the results next week and will post then.

For now, lots of pictures of the apartments as they were when they visited. I still have few bits and pieces to finish but we are there about 95% I’d say.

Chairs yet to be painted but upholstery looks nice

Chairs yet to be painted but upholstery looks nice

Kitchen lights – upcycled from the original house – notice the missing kitchen edging strips

Kitchen lights – upcycled from the original house – notice the missing kitchen edging strips

Evacuation plan – created and printed at about midnight the night before the visit

Evacuation plan – created and printed at about midnight the night before the visit

Piano hat

Piano hat

Headboard (see below), lights, side table (made by Tone and me from remaining ceiling beams)

Headboard (see below), lights, side table (made by Tone and me from remaining ceiling beams)

Bathroom lock – was not easy to find – too elaborate for my taste by the only black one I found

Bathroom lock – was not easy to find – too elaborate for my taste by the only black one I found

Towel hooks – from Zagreb’s Sunday market at Britanac

Towel hooks – from Zagreb’s Sunday market at Britanac

Bathroom details – meh for the lights

Bathroom details – meh for the lights

Long tall window – I started sanding this table at about 6pm previous day – don’t think they even looked at it – nice grain though, needs varnishing still

Long tall window – I started sanding this table at about 6pm previous day – don’t think they even looked at it – nice grain though, needs varnishing still

Single beds – lights need fitting

Single beds – lights need fitting

60s light – bought at Zagreb’s Bazaar this winter

60s light – bought at Zagreb’s Bazaar this winter

Owl view – wonderful gift was this owl – this is perfect spot for it

Owl view – wonderful gift was this owl – this is perfect spot for it

Do not disturb – another last minute contraption (needed for the 3 star rating) – I was sawing and sending this at 8am on the morning of the visit

Do not disturb – another last minute contraption (needed for the 3 star rating) – I was sawing and sending this at 8am on the morning of the visit

Yay me.

Apartment Desni

Apartment Desni

Kitchen lights – from Habitat in the UK, brought by Vanja in a suitcase, adapted by electrician to be wall lights instead of desk lights.

Kitchen lights – from Habitat in the UK, brought by Vanja in a suitcase, adapted by electrician to be wall lights instead of desk lights.

Long tall window – I was trying to remove kettle from the view on these pictures – it sneaked in a few times

Long tall window – I was trying to remove kettle from the view on these pictures – it sneaked in a few times

Knobs – gift from Vanja’s sister from couple of years ago – were waiting for perfect spot

Knobs – gift from Vanja’s sister from couple of years ago – were waiting for perfect spot

Sofa bed – pictures still need hanging on the walls, bedlinen is on display so inspectors can count that we have enough (what if one pees (or many other things) themselves I wonder, they didn’t count for that)

Sofa bed – pictures still need hanging on the walls, bedlinen is on display so inspectors can count that we have enough (what if one pees (or many other things) themselves I wonder, they didn’t count for that)

Excess stuff – yeah, this needs clearing a bit, and those white lights are a bit odd – no?

Excess stuff – yeah, this needs clearing a bit, and those white lights are a bit odd – no?

Towel hooks – Hrelić market (again in Zagreb) was a big friend throughout all of this

Towel hooks – Hrelić market (again in Zagreb) was a big friend throughout all of this

Headboard – ahhh – “designed” by me (well, I did Google a lot for the best way to hang it), assembled by Tone and me, upholstered (by me) in this amazing fabric woven by my grandmother (for real!)

Headboard – ahhh – “designed” by me (well, I did Google a lot for the best way to hang it), assembled by Tone and me, upholstered (by me) in this amazing fabric woven by my grandmother (for real!)

Gallery flooring – love it!

Gallery flooring – love it!

And that is almost it. I did quite a lot of gardening – possibly my next post will be all about the garden. Sadly all Vanja’s grass trimming efforts are largely forgotten as you can see from the pictures below. He was away for 10 days now and  it was raining a lot. Heh.

More garden

More garden

Less meadow

Less meadow

I had to claim (which entailed about four hours of serious digging and removing some serious grass and weeds roots – yes, by me) more garden as I almost forgot that I need to saw some zucchini and squash – as these can go a bit crazy when spreading, they need to be at the edge of the garden (would be wasteful to use my lovely raised beds) so here they are – about six different kinds in four mounds – I bet they will still be overcrowded when they start…

Some time is found for flowers (although I am containing myself to Mediterranean perennials hoping that that will be easier for maintenance). Did I mention there is a lot of land here?

Romantic

Romantic

And what would country life be without a three week old stray kitten?

Mica Maca Mujs

Mica Maca Mujs

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  • shut the front door! how beautiful. gloriously amazing job. we need to get the english travel press talking about this… the living etc and elle decor crowd will love this. xxxx

  • Graham Cluley says:

    Looking fantastic Andrijana. Great photos. Can’t wait to visit. 🙂

  • dina says:

    retro chic bejbe

  • klara says:

    kakav mozak Andrijana ti imas, covjece! 🙂 sve je predivno i pocinje poprimati homelike feeling, najvise mi se svidja tepih ili sto je to vec na galeriji….i naravno – mica maca mujs!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tina says:

    divno i predivno 🙂

  • Dagmar Whyld (Drexel says:

    Hi Adrijana, it is a lovely place you’ve got there! We are doing up a flat for rent at the moment in Berlin, so I can imagine the hard work you’ve put into it.
    Cheers, Dagmar (if you remember?)

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