Interior Adventures is a series all about my adventures (& misadventures) in re-doing and re-decorating my flat.

It has been a while since I have updated you guys with a progress report on how my flat re-design is coming along. Things got put on hold for a while, as I was more focused on christmasifying the fuck out of my flat, amongst other things.

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Well now that Christmas has come and gone, I’ve resumed my little home project. Although there are definitely changes to still be made to the bedroom, like putting up some wall art behind the bed, I have moved on to focusing on fixing up the living room.

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The first order of business was re-arranging the furniture. The second? Creating a cozy bohemian feel through textures, colors and patterns. Not having the budget to buy an entirely new sofa, I repurposed my old one by getting new throws and pillow cases (which I will be posting about next) and drowning it in coziness. I have, however, managed to snag one new item: the loveliest chair ever.

I had actually been eyeing it for months at one of the local shops in Berlin, called Victoria Met Albert. The chair also came with a hefty price tag and I could not justify shilling out several hundred dollars for something that only me bum would be sitting on. And so each time I would pop into the shop, I would stare longingly at the chair, imagining how it would look in my flat, adding that much needed unique touch to my living room, and slowly walk away, trying not to turn back around, lest my strength not be strong enough to prevent me from whipping out my credit card then and there and impulse buying the hell out of that chair.

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Seeing as the chair was located in a boutique and not a chain, I also knew that it wasn’t going to be going on sale anytime soon – if ever. So, I did what any sensible woman on a mission with a weak spot for interior design would do: I asked to see the chair, noticed there were a few small imperfections on the upholstery, and asked if I could have a discount. Shameless, I know. But guess what? After a store employee photographed the small imperfections, and sent it over to the manager, the manager agreed to wack off 15%, which amounted a wopping 95€ savings, AND free delivery. Needless to say, I snatched it up then and there.

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The moral of the story? Always try to get a discount. Just kidding. There is absolutely no moral to this story. (Except maybe that sometimes you deserve to treat yourself every once in a while to ridiculous things like beautifully upholstered chairs.) But I can say that this little beauty fits perfectly in the once empty corner near my living room window and has since become the favorite chill spot for my cat, Hexe. Yup. After all that, I actually rarely find myself even sitting in it at all, seeing as it has been monopolized by a cat. But hey, at least it looks absolutely stunning in my living room, right?

photography by: and Rae Tashman

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  • your cat is so cute!


    • rae

      Thanks, Laura!

  • Work hard, play hard! You always deserve a splurge for your hard work.

    Love your photography, the cat is uber cute and love this post!

    Stephanie |

    • rae

      Agreed! And thanks so much! Yes she is such a photogenic lady!

  • missgetaway

    Aww your cat is the cutest little fluffball ever. Wanna cuddle it so bad!!

    Love, Kerstin

    • rae

      Aww thanks so much, Kerstin!

  • Your cat is the cutest ever!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • rae

      Thanks, Candice!

  • Also ein sehr, sehr teures Katzenbett? Schön sieht er aber aus :) Haha, die Tour hätte ich auch versucht



    • rae

      HAHA naja schient so aus, wa? :D

  • Bahahah, I love this, as a fellow cat owner I can appreciate losing furniture to a puss, and honestly, that cat is so FUCKING CUTE, I couldn’t ask Hexe to move.

    • rae

      #catownerproblems! and I toally agree, she seriously is too cute to move.

  • Such a cute cat.
    I love whites on interior as well but hope doesn’t mess on it lol

    • rae

      Thanks, Zarrah!

  • How beautiful is Hexe?! And come on, who can resist a discount? Haha, I do think that splurging on some aesthetic items is definitely worth it!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin’

    • rae

      Oh totally! Although I am not a crazy minimalist yet, I did listen to a talk with the author of the life changing magic of tidying up and I am all about only buying things that bring your happiness, and this chair really does do that!

  • megsiobhan

    That is a mighty pretty chair (and cat!) And hey, good on you for getting the discount!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

    • rae

      Thanks, Meg!

  • How cute! That chair is so cozy looking. I’m looking forward to seeing how the apartment turns out!

    • rae

      Thanks, Whitney! And yes, will definitely be posting more photos soon!

  • Glad you were able to get a discount! Lovely chair.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • rae

      So chuffed as well! Thanks, Amy Ann!

  • Your cat looks fab on your chair, haha. Looks like your cat really enjoys your new chair too!

    • rae

      Aww thanks so much, Deasy! She really does love it although my other cat, Hummel seems to have taken a liking to it and has since commandeered the spot!

  • Loving the new chair! Your cat is the cutest thing ever!


    • rae

      Thanks Dora, and yes she is!

  • Laura

    Love the new chairs and your cat is quite the model! So cute!

    • rae

      Isn’t she though!? Thanks so much, Laura!

  • I love the plaid details on that chair, and your cat is TOO cute!

    • rae

      I know, isn’t the plaid just the best? Thanks so much!

  • cute new chair! i get so excited buying new things to decorate my room that i turn a little crazy sometimes haha

    • rae

      Thanks, Fionna! And yes, I know exactly how you feel – such a sucker for new interior design pieces and homeware!

  • What a cute chair! Full of character. And that is a massive discount!

    Nat • Dignifiable

    • rae

      Thanks Natalie! And yes it was, but you can imagine then, how expensive this baby way to begin with -_- haha

  • Sahra

    love the vintage meets Nordic vibes of that corner ! so cute <3

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

    • rae

      Yes! I am all about a mix between the two! Thanks, Sahra!

  • I love discounts too. Its a cute chair.

    • rae

      Thanks, Barbrah!

  • What a gorgeous cat <3

    Lauren x |

    • rae

      Thanks, Lauren!

  • Haha that is amazing! Both the chair and how you got a discount on it. If you’re going to be seeing it every day and it makes you happy, it was worth it I say!

    • rae

      Basically it really does make me happy and was the perfect accent that my living room needed, so I could not be more chuffed!

  • What a lovely project you have going on here! I love how you got the chair for 15% too, I might have to take you shopping with me haha. I could never be that lucky!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

    • rae

      Thanks Lily! I am sure you could get a discount if you asked too! I mean something has to actually be wrong with the item, and you have to be willing to live with it, but it usually works!

  • Awesome score!! Love the budgeting tip – there is no shame in saving a few extra dollars (or euros)

    xo Annie

    • rae

      Thanks Annie and yes! Actually, I always get really proud of myself when I am able to save a few extra dollars/euros!

  • Its all about making your immediate environment more beautiful, and really loving your progress.

    • rae

      Oh I definitely agree! Especially since I work from home!

  • Sybil

    awesome post!! I’m starting to get into home decor too! :D

    Have a great week!

    Animated Confessions

    • rae

      Thanks so much, Sybil, and be careful! Once you start getting into home decor, your pocketbook will be lost to you forever, haha.

  • Rach

    I totally agree with you to try to get a discount!! That is awesome you got 15% off and free delivery!!

    • rae

      Thanks, Rach!

  • Shoshana

    That’s great, it never hurts to ask. I don’t do it often because I don’t want to be “that person” but every time I ask, I get a marked down price. Granted, it has to a justifiable snag or stratch. In regard to clothing, string, hanging buttons, etc.
    I think this chairs wood work is gorgeous. Clean line, straight forward stance, color staining absorbed nicely to pick up the grain of wood….stunning. Think of it as a piece of art more than a bum holder. You could keep refurbishing this piece and have it 50yrs from now. Such a brilliant purchase. Congrats!

    • rae

      Oh I agree entirely! Asking is never a bad thing. And of course, you do not want to do it so often that you come across as cheap and you should not try to get a discount when nothing is actually wrong, but if there is a minor imperfection and you could live with it, why not snag that item and get some money nocked off?! And thanks so much, I am totally in love with this chair.

  • Trang Do

    Soo cute! Beautiful photos!!
    Kisses and hugs from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • rae

      Thanks, Trang.

  • I’m forever in love with cats that’s why I absolutely adore this post! <3 :3

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts
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    • rae

      Aww thanks, Kat!

  • Sophie Athawes

    I love this! Not only because its a gorgeous kitty but because this is exactly my kind of taste. I’m moving to my first flat next week and I’m loving buying home stuff at the moment! xx

    Sophie Elizabeth

  • amy loochtan

    Loving that chair and sheepskin, I’ve been looking for one! Oh, and the kitty is ovs adorable too!

    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

  • Nadia

    If it’s kitty-approved, then it’s a great piece – that’s what they say ;)
    The chair is lovely and it’s great you got such a bargain, Rae.
    xox Nadia

  • Sophie Lee

    Lovely photos, the cat is way too adorable <3

    Love from Best Bags 2016

  • One of the reasons I clicked onto this post was because of your adorable cat! Ever so cute!

    I do love this chair! I’m really getting into my interior decor at the moment and there are SO many gorgeous things out there I would love to decorate my flat with.

    Some really lovely ideas!

    Laura xx

  • The chair and furnishings look spot on, but honestly, I can’t take my eyes off your cat (don’t tell my cat I said that). What a beauty <3

  • The chair looks amazing! The pictures make me smile so much because we have a similar chair we recently scored for our living room and the minute it arrived at our home became Juno’s (our kitty) favorite spot and we can hardly sit anymore because she is always there. But well… as a good crazy cat lady I think that I love the chair now more that our kitty “owns” it ;)

    Damaris | The cat, you and us

  • The Reader’s Tales

    What a lovely cat Rae ; -)

  • Oh wow, you go girl! Definitely will be inspecting furniture more closely in an attempt to get a discount – P.s that chair is amazing and definitely goes with the bohemian vibe!

    Pop over to my blog!