Muscat Manor: Update


This is not a drill, I repeat, this is NOT. A. DRILL.

My house will apparently be ready in a little over 6 weeks! I can’t really get my head around the fact that it’s so soon but we’ve been pretty proactive preparing for the big move. Before I get into the details, lets back up a bit and see how far we’ve come.

muscat manor progress

We have a roof! And interior walls! Be still my beating heart.

As it is a new build, it will completely habitable on the day we get the keys. All the walls will be painted, carpets laid and wardrobes fitted. Then it’s just up to us to fill it with furniture and therein lies the problem. Aside from my craft desk and a jazzy AF coffee table, we have no furniture to call our own. That’s what happens when you live in furnished rentals. This is both a blessing and a curse; no need for hulking furniture to the new place but now we have to fork out some major bucks to save us from sleeping/eating/drinking/lounging on the floor. This is where most of my energy has been expended since Christmas – searching high and low for the perfect sofa and bed. I’m very pleased to be able to say that the task has been accomplished! Let me introduce you to the 2 single biggest purchases I have ever made (until we actually hand over the deposit for the house, that is).

The Bed – We chose the Sensaform 3000 Divan Bed Set in the colour summer hay. It’s a great kingsize bed and is the perfect combination of support for Ian’s taste and my need to feel like I’m sleeping on a fluffy cloud. We bought it from Bensons for Beds in their January sale so we got it for a really good price!

150cm Platform Top 2 Drawer Set Sensaform 3000 Summer Hay

The Sofas – This was definitely the hardest thing to choose… Who knew! We went to all the typical places to look for sofas in the UK but I just wasn’t sold on ANY of them. I was pretty insistent on wanting foam cushions so that I wouldn’t be in a constant state of fluffing and the only place that actually offered this was Next! I hadn’t even considered it as an option until we wandered into one of their home ware stores on a whim. We loved the selection and the ability to basically design your own sofas from their range of shapes and fabrics. After ordering what seemed like 50 bajillion fabric samples from the website, we settled on the Michigan sofa in the light grey cosy twill fabric. Our living room is will be quite long so we were able to get both a 2-seater and 4-seater in there quite comfortably.

It’s a pretty light fabric but when you don’t have any sprogs and your drink of choice is a colourless spirit, this becomes less of an issue 🙂 I will, however, be enforcing a strict ‘dry food only’ policy in the living room area. The mere mention of a tomato-based sauce anywhere near these beauties sends me into a blind panic.


Published by boldlygold

I am a Marketing professional by day and a nifty crafter and DIY'er by night. Join me as I indulge in all of my (many) past times!

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