Alright, I had to get the pictures of me to move on =)
Not too long ago - December, the young man and I finally were able to move out of a tiny (tiny) furnished flat to a humongous windowed mammoth of a thing. I'm not complaining but it is definitely larger than what we need.  It was almost slight of hand - we would have agreed on anything that wasn't on the 5th floor and where we could move around further than 5 ft from eachother. I would have lived in the bathroom at Coop to get away from this place. I don't even like to walk by it...Needless to say, our jaws hit the floor when we saw this apartment.  Plus, it has a garden - and letting our brown dog out, in the winter no less, was a huge production...coat, boots, hat, gloves, dog bag, keys for front door, down 5 flights, up 5 flights, coaxing him to pleeeease 'get busy' whilst we froze.
Oh bad place bad place, I think i was just traumatized again... Sorry for that...Back to my point. Moving in to this flat was amazing...having to furnish it was another thing entirely. The prices in Switzerland are outrageous - furniture costs at least 40% more than in the US. We aren't sure exactly how long we will be here - at least 3 years to maybe forever - so Ikea was really our only option! So off we went with a rented truck, a hope and a dream of furnishing a huge apartment cheaply. Well, we furnished it, without the cheaply part...
Above is the guest bedroom =) It's a work in progress and I'm excited to attempt some art projects to spruce up the place!
(Special thanks to Bama for modeling)