I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.
Area rug – Ugg Australia. Top – Zara. Jeans – Topshop


You know me: the perpetual homebody, king of pillow fort, dungeon dweller… I’d choose spending ten days socializing with my (half-wilting) cacti over one potential great night out in civilization, and I find eating a mysterious something scraped out of the far end of a freezer drawer equally rewarding as finding a hot-spot in town. I love being home – that’s the simple truth. It was what shaped a career into webdesign, and later, blogging – because it was all homework and as long as I had three-legged friends and some Skype credit, it was party 24/7.


Loungewear bottoms – Ugg Australia

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Loungewear bottoms & sheepskin slippers – Ugg Australia

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I had fallen in love with this London flat on the first viewing with the estate agent, and despite the concrete floors/absolutely no storage space to speak of, I decided I wanted it before he even had a chance to bring up the occasional mouse problem. I then told him heck, cacti AND mice*, I’m going to be some kind of a socialite here and took the flat. For the ensuing four years it was a mission in homemaking, warming up the cold, grey floors with woolly, sheepskin bits – mostly from the Home department of UGG Australia (there goes my best-kept interiors secret) – and adding life to the walls by way of books and DVD, sorted by colour (which BTW makes no logical sense). Looking back it was really this gentle accumulation of things that made a clothing factory-conversion loft, a home.

Plaid melange pillow cover, sheepskin rug and knit pillow (opposite) – Ugg Australia

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It was with this realization that I decided to partner up with UGG Australia in sharing the warmest corners of my loft, and also some physical evidence as to how naps can genuinely be accidental (and totally avoidable – just play ‘floor is lava’ with the sheepskin-covered areas). For example, that grey rug happens to be my little Bermuda triangle, because apparently once you hit the sheepskin sack, you never go back (close cousin to once you snack, you never go back).

In collaboration with Ugg Australia. Photography: Mr Tripod & help from Koo
*ONE tiny mouse in the whole of four years, which basically rounds down to no mouse.

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  1. your place is amazing… I really love it!
    good choice you made back then !^^

  2. Absolutely fabulous photos! You look stunning in each outfit.


  3. love these pics


  4. From the snippets we’ve seen of your flat over the years it’s basically my dream, even with mice i.e. free pets.

    Becky :: accooohtrements.wordpress.com

    p.s. How did I not know there was UGG home?!

  5. I KNOW RIGHT??? It’s like the best thing ever.

  6. Lucyna

    Hello, Shini,
    Great photos as always! I have a question: could you please tell me where are these glasses from? I’ m one the hunt for new ones and this pair of yours looks just perfect.
    Best wishes,

  7. Sure thing! These are a pair I got from Korea, but have you tried Ace & Tate? They’ve got some beautiful glasses…

  8. Lucyna

    Thank you for such a quick answer! I love Ace&Tate design but unfortunately they are not avalaible in Poland. So, still hunting:)

  9. I am a homebody too! I loved this post.


  10. Very nice photos!


  11. Shini, this post is so beautiful. I love how white and bright and clean your place is. You really have made it so lovely and beautiful. I remember seeing the transformation even from the few times I’ve come over. I love the addition of all the UGG home products.

    Also, I’ve seen that maroon robe hanging in Nordstroms at the mall and always think it looks so cozy and warm. Looks even better on you then hanging in the store!


  12. If only I was your best friend in real life, I would visit you and your flat everyday! The rugs and lazy day lounge outfits look amazing and super warm, especially in this instance where it’s winter in Toronto!


  13. The grey rug looks so cuddle-worthy. I love all your posts, the photos are gorgeous…


  14. Your home looks idyllic. The sheepskin looks so cozy and warm as I am freezing here in NYC. Good for you for being clear and certain about who you are and beig able to spend time with yourself.

    Accidental Icon

  15. Winter is the best time for cozy wool and sheepskin.. I’ll never forget the winters I wandered around with the 70ies white embroidered hungarian sheepskin-coat of my mother, it was like being inside of a teddy bear, soo warm and nice! AND I felt so special in all that georgous white leather and fur..

  16. Shini your flat ALWAYS looks so impeccable. I really like that window sill with all the potted plants and candles – looks so home-y. I love all the fur throws too, never would have known UGG do home stuff! – that very first rug is incredible! Don’t get me started on Pyjama time. It’s my favourite time of the day!

  17. Such a cosy and lovely post! (Did you really use a tripod??, impressive)
    ps. Your blog layout and writing is simply amazing!x
    Lorna, Symphony of Silk

  18. This looks so comfy! I love a cozy cave too, lots of blankets. Lovely home!


  19. Owh wow! I love all your shots :)

    I love how you made your writing simple & sweet with heaps of photos to go along with :)

    I will be your new follower now.. hehe

    p/s: Love your glasses too :)

  20. i bet this represents unni in her natural habitat a.k.a home. lazy but still fabulous! dem sweats and pajams are just looking so comfy!

  21. happy life!

  22. Your flat is gorgeous and I always drool on the iPad whenever you post pics.

  23. Three things.

    1. arrrgh your pictures are so beautiful. I WANT TO LIVE IN THEM!

    2. if i had a place this beautiful (or if i had a place, i would make it this beautiful) i would definitely start looking into turning my career into something that can be done from home

    3. is “their darkest hour” any good?


  24. Shiniiii you make being a homebody look so chic! I’m feeling the ‘fuzzy factor’ all the way from here. Aaaaah waaarm and fuzzy feelings!

    ps. that tripod photo KILLED ME. Deadings! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  25. I love how you’ve done quite a few of these in-home shoots and still you make it look SO different! Loving the additions of cozy Ugg Home goods… My first London winter here and I’m in a constant state of almost-frost-bitten at home. May need an area rug (or 12) for myself in my 2 x 2 room. x

  26. miri

    I love these photos so much. Your lof looks stunning!


  27. Beautiful fur!!!!

  28. Oh I love these photos, so cozy and homy. Beautiful xx


  29. Cosy & peaceful

  30. Wow, your apartment looks so comfy and soft! I prefer to be at home alone too; nothing beats curling up with a warm blanket in your most comfortable lounge wear all day.

  31. That night gown is very beautiful!

  32. I would also like to reading a book in the sun, have a quiet afternoon.

  33. Happy Friday!

  34. Love your photos in this !

    Any tips on taking high quality photos? I need to brush up on my photography

    Love Hayley

  35. Your apartment looks so pretty! Us Aussies have always grown up on sheepskins since we were babies…there’s something so comforting about it! I had no idea that Ugg even did homewares, so I’ll have to check that out to make my cold tiled floors a little more cosy.

  36. Undoubtedly Marvellous photos of your place. I loved it. Your pendant is too awesome.
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  37. This place looks absolutely beautiful! I always value places with great light so much because it means you can see the sunlight during long working days at home. I’m also absolutely in love with all the white you have in there. It is definitely the BEST colour to make spaces look bigger and brighter, and to achieve peace of mind in your home. I really do love your new place!

  38. Great post, I especially love the interiors! I had no idea Ugg Australia had a ‘home’ category but i’m glad I know now! x
    The Style Icon

  39. what beautiful photos!! gorgeous as always shini!

  40. Stunning photos! An I totally understand you… those corners look so, so cozy that I would fall a sleep right away!

    Love, Maria

  41. You have a beautiful flat! I wouldn’t want to leave it either!


  42. beautiful pics!!


  43. Hy my dear
    The location is wonderful
    I love the white and cool colors
    l you are amazing girl in these colors

  44. Your pictures are always so delicate and perfect.
    Love your blog


  45. Love the photos, the interiors and accessories, great casual vibe!

  46. Vanessa

    Finding a great apartment in London can be tough but you managed to find one. After 40 flats that I have seen, I was also lucky.

    Really love your way of decorating.

    Best, Vanessa // http://www.cityfreudeblog.london

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  50. I love all your cost homey bits, sheepskin in the way forward in this freezing country. I couldn’t work from home though, the idea is lovely but I think I’d get bored and lonely very quickly

  51. i’m the same way, these photos are gorgeous!

  52. Your flat looks so amazing! Love all the natural light and your cozy, fluffy corners!


  53. I’d love to live and work in a place like this. And the attitude is perfect. Congrats!

  54. The pictures are awesome! Everything seems so comfortable and soft makes me wanna be there!

  55. Love the editorial. Your pictures are always amazing.

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  56. Your writing style is so lovely. And your photos make your posts extra wonderful. Loved this post, Shini!

    – rocionaval.blogspot.com x

  57. Eunice

    Can I know what laptop you are using? Also, I really like the vibe of your blog!

  58. Your writing style is quite a pleasure to read. The humor is the right dose for me. And your neutral outfits are totally my thing even though I’ve been trying to get out if now that it’s spring and would like some florals and color.

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  60. Nice post thanks for sharing this wonderful information

  61. Shahid

    Perfect Post, & location also

  62. Shahid

    HI Shini,

    This is the best photoshoot, all the picture are really awesome

  63. This is what we all are looking for. Quite Beautiful

  64. Beautiful photos as usual….love it…nice post.

  65. These a fantastic photographs! Just to adore like precious gemstones.

  66. These are unique photographs. Your place is amazing. I loved it.