I've been meaning to post pictures of our new abode in Nairobi, but have kept putting it off because nothing really looked quite right yet. But then today it dawned on me that it will most likely never really look right right, because:
a) There's no IKEA in Kenya, which means that
b) You kind of have to work with what you've got, which, in our case means that
c) We have to embrace the dark wooden pieces that came with the apartment, even if
d) Those 5 feet tall chair backs are way too neo-medieval to me.
No really, we're quite happy with the little things we've gradually added to the space to make it more homely. Plus we're looking into having custom built a few pieces by a local cabinetmaker, which, in all fairness, is so much cooler than buying yet another Billy bookcase.
So whaddayasay? You dig our new crib? And you got any suggestions for how to brighten up that supermassive black hole of a kitchen, which we most likely aren't allowed to paint?
And yes, that wooden rudder is bolted to the wall with 10 inch screws ;OP