Jan 12, 2011

the little love nest.

A few of you have been asking about our little love nest and I was inspired by my dear friend Amanda's apartment tour (isn't it amazing how quickly and stylishly she has furnished that little place in such a short time?) to show off this video we made ages ago - before we were married, moved in and had made any changes (not that we've made many yet...) 

For those of you who haven't been following the blog for long time when we got married I moved out of my parent's house (and the bedroom I had inhabited since the age of 3) to a little apartment 30 mins from my parent's home. Husband (sorry I'm not sick of that yet) moved his stuff down one flight of stairs and up another. That's right we are living with the in laws - who I believe do sometimes read this blog - hi guys!
Morgan's parents are awesome and they are allowing us to live here, in a little self contained 2 bedroom flat, paying minimum board so we can save for a place of our own and hopefully be home owners within 2-3 years time!! This is a huge blessing for us and a great opportunity which will really help set us up for the future. Plus they recently put a new kitchen in (which my dad modified and installed) and an air conditioner - which is AWESOME or we would die during this summers heat (the flat is unfortunetly not properly insulated).

Here's the original floor plan and layout as originally blogged here:
cute right?
And here is a little video we made of the flat tour - I can't believe I'm sharing this - I'm such a dag in it - I cringe everytime I watch it!! But it gives you a good idea of the layout and space of our teeny tiny flat.

And stay tuned for DIY and decorating posts as we paint, decorate, change and make this space more 'us' :)

m+kt flat tour 2010 from Katie McAllan on Vimeo.


  1. I love the video! So lovely to hear you 'talk' too, it is funny how blogs make you think you know people when the truth is most of the time we have absolutely no idea how that person speaks!

    Your little apartment is super cute too, reminded me of our tiny cottage we moved into first. Really looking forward to seeing what you have done to the place since.


  2. If I could only look as pretty as you on one of your daggy days...I would be thrilled. Seriously loved this little video and getting to hear your voice and seeing your sweet little love nest...it's got sweet bones and can't wait to see how you make it sparkle and shine with your beautiful touch.

    Love and miss you so much dear...Aus. is just too, too far away.

  3. Miss KT, you do not look one bit daggy in this video! So very sweet to hear your voice again- we need to skype soon. It is January and I am wishing that our girls' weekend were an annual March event (wouldn't that be fun?!). Keep us posted on progress with your sweet little nest; I can't wait to see how you make it your own.

  4. oooo! you are so adorable. i just finished watching this, with a big goofy grin across my face the whole time. i think i told jeff at least 5 times..."She's SO cute! I LOVE her accent!"

    your little pad is perfect and i can only imagine all of the amazing design you're about to infuse.

    morgan is one lucky guy.

  5. Loved the way that you shared your house with all of us. The potential is amazing! That kitchen is going to turn out great when it gets out of the garage:) As a young wife, I can't wait until I get my own house to decorate.

  6. Ooh your little house looks so cute! What a great place to start your lives together :) You'll be able to make it so homey and beautiful in no time :)