You moved from Nonhyeon-dong to Nonhyeon-dong.
At first both my husband and I worked in Gangnam so we agreed to settle in Nonhyeon-dong. It only took us 15 minutes to work. By the time we decided to move we searched houses near Namsan area but we couldn’t find ones that caught our minds. There was a freshly-built, mega-sized apartment complex in Heukseok-dong with all these great facilities and it seemed like a whole new world to us. There was an unmanned delivery dropbox on the ground floor and beneath it a work-out gym and swimming pool on the basement floor. We were about to sign our contract, convinced that I should transfer myself into a modernized environment, out from the old apartments and multi-housing units I dwelled all my life, realizing that I was living in the past. But then looking twice, I began to notice drawbacks, like the identical layouts, the unsatisfying built-in appliances and many other. And luckily, we soon came across a large place that was strangely open-minded to offer to meet our budget, which was not quite enough. And so we moved in.
Which part were you most enthusiastic about when you planned out your house?
My husband makes furniture and I run TWL. I wanted to use the products myself at home. We began filling our empty house with only the basic stuff that were enough for us to start simple. From our previous home we brought my books and my husband’s vinyls that were scattered all over the house and arranged them on top of a shelving system we bought at IKEA. The rest of the furniture were self-made and we placed them in the house one by one, slowly, over the course of several months. It’s common to quickly finish up furnishing your new house after a move or marriage because there are number of home parties to host in celebration of your new home, but if you make decisions all at once, there’s always going to be a bit of a regret later on. So I think it’s a lot nicer to take time and get yourself comfortable with your new dwelling and then fill it slowly, one after the other.