Your Tour Of My Renovated Apartment

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I really do hope that you enjoyed the tour. I have so many workmen and friends to thank for making a beautiful apartment for me. Thank you so much !!


What do you think of my new bachelor pad ??


Ralph xoxΒ  πŸ™‚


116 Comments on “Your Tour Of My Renovated Apartment

  1. Your apartment is very nice, Ralph!
    Be blessed with good health to be able to enjoy it!
    Do you have a great weekend, Sincerely Stefania! πŸ™‚


    • You are so sweet. Thank you so much Stefania my friend and may I wish you a wonderful weekend as well. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • You are soooo nice to say that YC. If you can get here you are welcome to come to my housewarming party on the 26th of August at 8pm. 20 friends have confirmed they are coming including Ute πŸ˜€ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  2. Wow! You have a beautiful apartment! I love the lanterns and the world traveler feel. Congrats!


    • Hey Rene, my friend πŸ˜€ I have tried to create a Moroccan flavour in the salon. I love the lights as well, wonderful at night ….. best time to switch them on I feel πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  3. Ralph your home is simply lovely- no it’s gorgeous- no it’s beautiful! It looks inviting and warm. The hardwood floors are so shiny and will be easy to keep. I think your taste in assessories is excellent. I love the huge armed chair. It looks perfect to curl up in as you watch TV or read or have the cats sit in your lap. I imagine that the cats like the new atmosphere.

    Ute should be impressed. I know that I am. I only wish that my home looked as nice as yours. I envy you but I have not turned green. πŸ™‚ You are deserving of good things in life so take good care of yourself so that you can enjoy your lovely home.

    And I hope that I was mistaken but I thought that you had/have three cats. I saw only two cats. One black and the other a tabby.


    • Hi Yvonne πŸ˜€

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I am so pleased with the result. Now is the time to turn the apartment into a home. The basics are now in place

      The huge circular armchair (which spins) had my third kitten, Star, curled up asleep amongst the cushions. You can see her ears poking out of the chair in the photo with the chair in the centre after the two archway photos. So I have 3 cats.

      I sent Ute some photos while I was setting up this slideshow and all she said was “Wow”.

      Your comment is really sweet and, again, I thank you so much for it. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  4. I have just replied to your twin πŸ˜‰ And may you have a lovely weekend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€



    It is in all of my favorite colors!!!!

    I claim that round chair cave area…MINE!!

    Claps with glee!! It’s all very, very nice! I like how there is soft light and sparkly light!
    I’m in love with the door…


    • Wow !! That’s great to see that you are so excited Elisa as it makes all those weeks of toil worth while. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  6. Aladdin would feel at home in your apartment of wonders. I like everything from the play of lights from the lamps to the warmth of the stove on it’s own elevated platform (the cats will absolutely love that in cool weather!). The brick archway was a stroke of decorating genius!


    • Hi Linda πŸ˜€ Genius or Geniis/Genies ? You are welcome to rub my magic lamp anytime πŸ˜‰
      Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  7. Ralph, I will have two glasses of champagne…and that is just the breakfast champagne! In spirit (:)), I will be at your house warming party on 26 August which happens to be my wedding anniversary, so all the more reason to celebrate exuberantly. Your renovated apartment is my heart’s desire; built in desks, night tables, book shelf, breakfast bench (sometimes BAR! ); currently tidy, with everything in its place and a place for everything. And I LOVE the high shelving on the walls. Only one teeny complaint…..where are the photos of the kitchen and bathroom? Please πŸ™‚


    • Hi Gallivanta. I’ll crack open a bottle of champagne for you now πŸ˜€
      I have not changed the bathroom or kitchen. Photos of them are in previous posts. Anyway I daren’t post bathroom photos, or comments would degenerate into toilet seat up or down πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hi best, beautiful Beth πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  8. Oh, so beautiful and welcoming.
    Que Dios le conceda bendiciones a esta casa y a todas y a todos los que en ella
    vivian; que los que viven bajo este techo sean personas juiciosas y honestas.


    • Hi Alice. Long time no see. I hope you are fine and dandy. Thank you for your lovely prayer. I appreciate that. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Why thank you my special friend. I am so glad that you love it. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  9. Gorgeous! I love the Moroccan theme. You have beautiful taste. Happy days in your new home πŸ™‚


    • Thank you so much Lottie for your lovely appraisal of the finished apartment. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  10. It is absolutely super, I can’t wait to see it for real. You will then see how nosy I am as I will sit in every chair and try everything out….. I do like the champagne bottles on the table, as a great welcome drink. I love all the lamps and the Moroccan look. And your bead headboard is unusual and fantastic. Lovely to see it all, you will enjoy living in such a great home. See you soon! πŸ™‚


    • You are really welcome to sit where you like and to treat the apartment as if it’s your own home Ute. πŸ˜€
      There have been a few comments from friends about my Headboard Of Rings. Hilda said that if she had a teenage boy it would be perfect for him. Jim on the other hand reckons that I should put photographs of every conquest in the rings. πŸ˜‰
      See you soon my friend. I’ll put the champagne on ice while you nosy around πŸ˜‰
      Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  11. Nice little pad you got there, Ralph. I hope you keep it nice and neat, being a bachelor and all. πŸ™‚


    • I am very lucky to have a Toni who cleans through every Sunday. She keeps it nice and neat for me ….. hey …… I’m nice and neat anyway πŸ˜‰ Thanks for your great comment my new friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  12. This looks totally wonderful. Love it. Jealous!!


    • Thank you so much Noeleen. Please don’t be jealous, for you never know you may have a pad soon much better than mine. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  13. Ralph congratulations πŸ™‚ with your new home and I like it very much with all these fresh colors and some Moroccan objects inside it, your beautiful home looks very inviting πŸ™‚ !


  14. Dear friend Ralph,

    Your apartment is just beautiful! But, I have to ask…do you always keep it that neat or is it neat because you were going to take pictures? :0

    Your pal,


    • Thank you so much for your lovely remark my friend.
      Personally I do not like clutter and it was awful living the past year in basically a store room. Now I have the apartment the way I like it, decluttered. Anything I do not really need I have given away and I have a lovely efficient cleaner. So the photos are a true representation of how I live. My cats though have a different idea …… scratch and trash πŸ˜‰
      Take care Nancy. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Stop calling me gorgeous !! You will have people talking !! πŸ˜‰

      Lovely comment Katie my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Hehe !! I hear whispers in the Halls of WordPress. We must stop meeting like this at 3am in Spain. Word gets around πŸ˜‰
        So you really love the apartment ? You are welcome to visit. Travel is cheap on L’il Red, across the Atlantic, into the Med past Gibraltar and up the river Guadiaro. Should take a month or so πŸ˜‰


  15. This is very, very beautiful and tastefully decorated place! Well Done!
    P.S. I do not recall an invitation for house-warming party arriving in Hobbition … what do you say for yourself?


    • Thank you so much for your gracious comment my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

      PS. Oh woe is me !! I am in deep doo-doo !! I forgot to invite Daniela !! What am I to do ? *grovelling* Please forgive me Daniela πŸ˜₯


  16. P.S. Hey MFR, I didn’t get a gilded invitation either!
    WOW and WOW and WOW again. I’m ALMOST speechless. Your apartment is inviting me, even if I didn’t get a real invitation! What a wonderful time you will have sharing this space with your friends! In my opinion it was well worth the wait! It is stunning. WOW again. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see more pictures with Ute sitting in every chair. BTW I love your ring bed. It’s so modern. I also love your uncluttered look. πŸ™‚ Have a great week, MFR. Lots of love, Marsha πŸ™‚ xox


    • Hi MVBF Marsha,
      Sorry Marsha. I have to limit the friends who are coming to about 20 as I don’t exactly live in the Superbowl. I may do a post on it if it is a party of parties !! There may not be enough seating for the party so Ute will have to sit on my knee while Manny is clambering around cleavages. I can see a post coming on πŸ˜‰

      Thrice WOW !! Thank you so much. I have what I set out to achieve and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the tour. And may you have a great week also my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  17. Congratulations, Ralph! It’s beautiful! I’d love to come for a stay. I love the light, the floors, the wood, the decor. It’s really lovely. Your cats look cozy, too! Amy xox


    • Hi Amy πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for your words of praise. I really do appreciate them. Happy Wednesday. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  18. I have enjoyed touring your apartment, but then I hung my coat as suggested and now I can’t trace it and I don’t see those two cats either, maybe they know where my coat is? I did come in with my stiletto shoes, because I only saw your notice on my way out. And where is that champagne that you promised?
    You blogging area is more sophisticated than mine. I have to blog with my computer on my lap. Verdict. You have a very beautiful (did you say bachelor pad?) it looks bigger than a bachelor pad-as I was saying a very beautiful apartment. thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog!


    • Hello Liz and welcome to Bluefish Way. I hope you know what you are getting into πŸ˜‰

      Your coat. I am sorry the colour of your coat clashed with the colour scheme and is now with a dozen other coats and piles of stilettos stuffed in a cupboard. I missed seeing you wearing stilettos as I was cracking open a bottle of champagne. If I had known I would have tipped you upside down and removed them πŸ˜‰

      “It looks bigger than a bachelor pad” ??? This needs some explaining !! πŸ˜‰

      You’re fun. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • I sneaked in during your “siesta” and took my coat. Next time, I’ll hang an orange or green one. And by the way, I also got myself two pairs of stilettos. Yes it looks way bigger than a bachelor pad. Have you seen them bachelor pads in London?
        Thank you Ralph, enjoy the rest of your week!


      • Oh. It was you !! Thanks for leaving the chocolate cake, feeding the cats, washing up, tucking me in and drinking all my champagne πŸ˜‰
        No. I have never seen a London bachelor pad. Does a barrack room of 20 soldiers count ??? That was years ago. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  19. Just found your blog and love it! πŸ™‚ My friend, Sarin, suggested I check it out. Love your new apartment! πŸ˜‰


    • Hi Wardatauqeer. Welcome to Bluefish Way. Any friend of Sarin is a friend of mine. I hope she is okay as I have not seen Bubbles for a while. Thank you for your lovely comment. Take care and have a great day. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • You can call me Warda. πŸ™‚ And Haha Bubbles? :p Aww no problem! πŸ™‚ Your apartment is fantastic. You take care as well! πŸ™‚


  20. I am amazed! I never would have thought that this was your home! It looks like a magazine or out of a book! You were very lucky to have found such a wonderful collection of unique and interesting furniture pieces. Also, love the colors and the special feel of it all. It is spiritual and humble in its own way, yet gorgeous and outstanding in its details! Well, so sorry to decline the invitation, hope to someday visit. Will try to, in my dreams!


    • What a fabulous reaction from you Robin. I am so pleased that you love the apartment as much as I do. You would be welcome to visit even in your dreams. Welcome. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  21. I love the Spanish styling, but of course you’re in Spain so what did I expect, right? πŸ˜‰
    Arched doorways are one of my favorite architectural features. They always remind me of medieval castles and churches!
    Your apt is pretty dang fantastic! Enjoy every single inch of it!
    P.S. thank you so much for stopping by my blog! πŸ™‚


    • Hi SHBG …..well, I haven’t a clue what your name is πŸ˜‰ welcome to Bluefish Way.

      Most of the items in the apartment are Moroccan as I live not far from Africa, a few miles north of Gibraltar in the mountains of Andalucia, Spain. I wanted a theme for my salon and I love Moroccan ornaments and lights, so I went with that.

      Thank you for your lovely comment and I will be over visiting sometime soon. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  22. Your apartment is lovely. I want that orange chair in your living room πŸ˜€


    • Hi Megan. Long time no see. It’s lovely to meet you again πŸ˜€

      No, no, & no !! You can’t have the round orange chair. It’s magic !! For one person it is the Chair of Dreams (as soon as I sit in it I fall asleep). For two lovers it’s the Chair of Romance (I’ve not tried that yet. Any volunteers ? πŸ˜‰ ). Three persons or more it’s the Crumpled Mess on the Floor (I will definitely NOT try that !!). Yes. It’s a magic chair !!

      I love your craft posts my friend. I have so much to catch up on in your blog. Have a great Friday ……. not the Robinson Crusoe one …. or maybe …. πŸ˜‰
      Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Hello! It has been a while. My work life has been very hectic so I haven’t had much time to keep up with my followers 😦 There has even been more time between my posts. It makes me sad. Such is life, i suppose.

        Now that I have some extra time, I am trying to catch up on what I have missed. Hopefully, that isn’t too much!

        I don’t blame you then, I wouldn’t give up that chair either. However, I do have a 6ft Fuf in my apartment. I will trade you for a week?


      • It’s great news that you are back more often Megan πŸ˜€

        It’s a deal !!!!!!! Your Fuf in exchange for me πŸ˜‰


  23. Your place seems peaceful and warm (I love wooden floors) ! Now, I know where all the “Likes” (from Ralph) I had lately come from : a truly gorgeous apartment (renovating must have been HELL but it was worth it !).


    • Hi Mayann welcome πŸ˜€

      The wooden floors, though expensive were on the top of my list. Before the work the whole apartment floor was old cold tiles and I didn’t want to go through another winter with cold feet. It was 11 weeks of dust and noise but worth it as you say.

      Thank you for your likes here as well πŸ™‚

      Have a lovely weekend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  24. I love your villa Ralph, just beautiful, now I really want to come visit, in the meantime I’ll imagine being there when I visit you online my friend! I’ll say again so very beautiful with a comfortable elegance to it! Penny, xoxo πŸ™‚


    • Hi Penny. What wonderful imagination you must have. I not only have real friends here but imaginary ones as well now. Thank you for your lovely comment my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  25. My God Ralph… I am really impressed! I am so happy for you; it’s awesome and you deserve it! There are so many things I just love: the wooden floors, the tiles in your balcony, the ethnic style lanterns and wooden furniture, your bed AND bedroom… (I am sure you are going to comment on this one ;), the way you thought of every little detail in your guestroom, the breakfast bar… what can I say… Bravo to you and everyone who contributed to this outcome!
    May you always be healthy and happy to enjoy your beautiful home my friend!


    • OMG Pelly my friend !! Who me ??? Comment on you loving my bed AND bedroom ??? Never !! I am such a gentleman to even think of such a thing. So when are you coming ??? πŸ˜‰ Love your kisses and your review of the apartment. Have a lovely week. Ralph xox πŸ˜€
      PS. Big hug


  26. I LOVE this!! Thank you so much for inviting us into your new home! It looks like an awesome locale for tea and chocolate Γ©clairs πŸ˜‰ So awesome to have a peek at your beautiful abode! Hugs!! xoxo ~


    • Hello my doubly awesome friend. I am sorry. I only serve tea and crumpet (google it πŸ˜‰ ) And less of the peeking πŸ˜‰ Love Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Hehe I did Google it! Sort of sounds like our American “pancakes” maybe? πŸ˜€ You are quadruple awesome and I am so excited that you and Ute got to hang out!! I will be collecting on those hugs someday when I get over there or you over here!! πŸ˜‰ Love and Hugs! xoxo


      • There is another meaning for crumpet ……. English slang for a beautiful woman πŸ˜€ Megahugs on the way xox


  27. Looks wonderful, Ralph! Very cosy πŸ™‚ Congrats on it being achieved… now you can sit back and enjoy, yeah?


    • Wow. Thanks Alarna ……. enjoyment and sitting back seems a better option than housework πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  28. What a lovely place – So welcoming too!
    Thanks for sharing your home with us πŸ™‚


    • Thank you so much my friend RoSy. I’ll have to put in a dozen bunk beds if I share it in real life πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  29. Oh dear Ralph, this is a wonderful house interior design, fascinated me all. The colours, the accessories and yes these hanging lamps. I was wondering if they had a light too and I saw at the ending part… so beautiful…. Have a nice and happy times in your home, Thank you, love, nia


    • What a fantastic comment dear friend. With me you will always see the light πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  30. Lots of Moroccan influences. It has a unique, cosy vibe which is very inviting. It’s bright with defined character. I like it! πŸ™‚ just get those wine bottles out of the sun!
    Big hug!


    • Awww ! Julita !! You came and made your expert opinion !! Fantastic report !! The bottles of Cava were removed via tulip glasses πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  31. Yip, I must have been drunk to miss this post, everything turned out super and it all looks so cozy and I especially like the brickwork around the arch and the rock fireplace….bet you will be happy there for many years to come…..


    • Hehe !! and thanks for your brilliant review of my apartment. I really do appreciate it.. Have a lovely weekend Annie. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  32. I am so impressed Ralph! Are you sure you are a bachelor? πŸ˜‰
    I love virtual tours! So fun!


    • Hello my impressed friend Diane. Hang on a minute I’ll just check …… yes, I’m a bachelor ….. available, desperate, alone, …… say oooh !! hehe !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  33. lovely apartment Ralph I enjoyed looking at your photos, thanks for sharing and thank you for dropping by my blog today. Clarabelle πŸ™‚


    • What a sweet comment. Thank you Clarabelle for your visit to my apartment. I hope you had a glass of cava (champagne while you were here) πŸ˜‰ I will come over and visit your blog once my latest post has quietened down. Have a happy Friday. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • I have so many comment and new post emails, almost 200, but I have colour coded yours to make sure that your blog will be one of the first I visit Clarabelle πŸ˜€ It’s nice to smile. xox


      • That’s really lovely of you Ralph, thank you for that, yes is nice to smile and sing and dance and be happy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xoxo


      • How did I miss all that when you visited my apartment ? πŸ˜‰ xox


    • Hey, thanks Elizabeth for your welcome input and love of my apartment. Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


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