WEIN HAUS - Wein & Co. Creative
Design is my passion. So you can imagine how excited I get when it comes to interior designing…
I just watched ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ last night (a classic chic flick every woman has watched at least twice when she’s wanting to escape to Italy for a night). It’s about a recently divorced woman played by Diane Lane who decides to leave her life in New York City and travels to Italy where she comes across Bramasole, a charming Italian villa she buys on a whim. It’s a decrepit building, but Diane hires a contractor to help her bring the villa back to life. It’s a diamond in the rough story and it reminds me of my own when finding my apartment.
For the longest time, I had been searching for an apartment in Vancouver that would have the even the slightest reminiscence of the apartment I had lived in when I was working in Vienna, Austria. It was a dream apartment. I never thought I would live in such a beautiful space, but I was lucky enough to thanks to the connections I had made while living abroad.
These are the only photos I have of my place on Wimbergergasse – just blocks away from the heart of Vienna:
I apologize for the horrible filters used on these photos – these were pre-Instagram days when other apps existed (that probably shouldn’t have)…but you get the idea. I lived on the third floor just like I do now and my building doesn’t have stairs either. My apartment in Vienna had a patio looking out to a courtyard in the back where a large Gingko tree stood. While the apartment I have now doesn’t have a patio, there is a large tree right outside my Bay windows that reminds me of the Gingko tree. In Vienna, almost every apartment has high ceilings so this was a must for me.
The Homer Building
I love my apartment. The space was perfect to work with. It feels like there is a courtyard because there is a space that divides me from my neighbour. It can make things a bit awkward at times because our places face directly to each other, but he usually has his blinds down allowing me to keep mine open and visa versa. Here are some photos of my place: