Monday, May 23, 2011

Home Away From Home

After deciding a couple of weeks ago to furnish the apartment above ecoco and give the boutique accommodation market a go, we have been busy setting up house!   Last Monday in record time I bought a very comfy king size matress, white goods, a TV, kettle and toaster and had it delivered 2 hours later!!!  Amazing for me, I usually take time to research everything I buy....or at least I did when I had the luxury of time!  There are some great bargins out there when you are buying in bulk!

Furniture, art and cushions have been gathered from our home, our sheds and the shop downstairs.   Clearly there are a few new slip covers and items of furniture on the way.  We are going to create a space which feels like a home rather than a hotel room.  A home away from home! 

Emma at Life as a Bird arranged the gorgeous flowers for our drinks on Friday night.....which was heaps of fun and a great way to celebrate the end of 2 and a half years of planning and renovating.... thank you to all who came along to celebrate with us, and to all who helped in some way.
In accommodation speak this is the King Suite!  Partly furnished.

The kitchen, dining and living space.  Partly furnished..... with a few changes to be made.  During summer the doors will open onto a balcony which overlooks the rooftops, across to West Launceston.
This would be a great apartment for tourists looking for self catering accommodation, or a family.  Next door is Landfall, selling Tasmania's best meat, around the corner is The Old Green Grocer where fresh organic produce can be bought, a few steps on is an award winning bakery and a lovely deli.....and if the guests don't feel like cooking there are also some great eating establishments  just around the corner.  Perfect!

From the street.....
cafes and shops around the corner in Charles Street......

and just a short stroll into the city.

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