Sunrooms and Schnitzel: Finding a House in Germany

It’s almost time for me to leave Fabric Farms Interiors. The house here is packed up and sold and our few household items are winging their way across the ocean as I write.

On the bright side, here are pictures of the house we found, beating out at least 5 other house seekers. Finding a house or an apartment in Munich is definitely an endurance race, with a large dollop of luck on the side. We managed to snag a duplex with a garage!

Here’s a picture of the back.

We have a tiny garden, with an even tinier patio. One of the most exciting things for our family of 4 is that we have 2.5 baths just like we did in the US. Many of the houses we looked at had 1 or 1.5 baths…with 2 teenagers in the house, I was foreseeing much screaming of “Get Out of the Bathroom, NOW!” Fortunately, we – and the neighbors – will be spared that. Probably.

Now the really exciting part: my chairs are done! Here’s the first one:

And I’m thinking I’m going to put them in my “Winter Garden” – it’s kind of a sunroom extension to the living room.

Winter Garden and Living/Eating Area

 Funktionsssofa mit Gästebettfkt und großen Rückenkissen und aufgelegten Armkissen Griffin Beige / Braun The house will be completely unfurnished when we move in so you have to use your imagination a little bit. I’m thinking a sofa and the 2 chairs in the living area/winter garden. Something like this but I’ll have to change out those pillows stat. Ugh – what will I do without Fabric Farms fabric selection?!?

Fortunately I’m a forward planning kind of girl and I’m thinking ahead…

Swavelle Millcreek Chavi Gold

This pretty 100% cotton print from Swavelle Millcreek will brighten the brown with style to spare. Plus it complements the burnt orange of the chairs AND the yellow walls. Win-Win! Those are big back pillows so I’m thinking 2-3 yards should be enough. Note to self: buy a sewing machine as soon as possible!

Auf Wiedersehen! Bis Bald (see you soon)!

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