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Zhiping Lu, our Taiwan home

Our daughter has been hoping to see pictures of our apartment, since she hasn't seen it since we moved in. I've been planning to take more outside pictures before posting this, but since there are already plenty of interior shots, I'll save those for another time.
Here's the elevator we take to the second floor. You have to use an elevator key to get to our floor and we can only access that one floor to keep the building extra secure which can provide a feeling of safety, but at times can be inconvenient.
Here is our front door on the right. We usually keep the gate open.
When you walk in, here is the first view you'll see. The marble and wood floors are very pretty.
This is just around the corner from our front door.
Family photos warm the place up with everyone's smiles.
Here's our living room, looking toward the breezeway.
This is the opposite angle, looking into the living room from the breezeway.
We have two revolving glass doors on each end of the breezeway that are convenient and provide a lot of light and openness. We can easily close all the doors to block the sound from the television if we don't want noise on the other side of the breezeway where the bedrooms and study are.
This comfortably, quaint canopy creates the best reading and relaxing nook in the apartment.
More family photos help it to feel like home.
There are two large plants that grow well in this sunroom and breezeway area.
Opposite the canopy seating area are these floor-to-ceiling windows down the entire exterior wall of the breezeway which brightens our entire apartment where we can see the stone exterior and our green view.
This is the master bedroom.
My brown, beige, and turquoise bedding clashes with the purple vine print Pyrex-like entry wall of the room, but I can live with it.
We shipped our television from home, not sure if we'd have one in Taiwan. It turns out, we didn't need to, so we this put it in our room.
Here is the view to the outside from the master bedroom window.
Here is the study, where Kelly is constantly studying Chinese in his free time.
We have a piano keyboard in this room for Kelly and the kids to practice since we didn't bring our piano.
My friends Demi and Charlotte gave me this gorgeous plant with orchids for my birthday. Charlotte made the arrangement herself.
Here is the opposite side of the computer desk in the study. I brought the small purple with brown lace pillows from Texas to add extra color to the all brown sofa.
The dining room table was the reason I chose this apartment out of all the others since I enjoy entertaining and this one offered the most space for when we have guests.
Christopher's bedroom is just outside the study.
Here is another shot of Christopher's bedroom.
This is Lindsey's room. She will have to wait until April to join us, so it is our guestroom in the meantime. We are expecting Kelly's parents to visit during the Chinese New Year.
We keep plenty of pictures of Lindsey around the house to help us not miss her as much.

Comments

Lisa said…
It's beautiful!
Julie said…
Your apartment looks really cool! Let me just say I adore the purple splashes here and there! Gorgeous!
Aimee said…
Your houses always look like a Pottery Barn or Ikea catalog!
Wow that is quite the set up! Very modern and beautiful. Did it come furnished, I assume? I love pictures, they always make you feel at home!!!
Bobbi said…
I have been wondering what your place looked like, so this was very helpful. It looks great--more spacious than I expected. I like your colors. What a fascinating experience for you and your family!
KariO said…
Your place looks awesome. I love the view. I wish I could stop by to visit!
~ Tina said…
yay- so glad to be able to picture your "home away from home" now... thanks for posting all those. So many had my forming comments in my head... the breezeway thing is neat! Lindsey's room is really pretty, I think she'll enjoy it this summer. Are there two tables in the dining room? the fancy long one and then another w/4 chairs at the far end?
The swirly glass of the front door is really cool! I like some of the abstract art that came w/it, but I'm guessing it's not really "your thing"... but hey, for a furnished place, it's really pretty great!

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