While her fellow students are still in flat shares, 22-year-old blogger Nanda's already furnished her two bedroom rental flat in Cologne. She shares a ground floor apartment in the hip Ehrenfeld neighbourhood with her boyfriend and two Siamese cats. The place is as tastefully curated as her Instagram feed, with an intriguing blend of modern and vintage design - and a touch of free-spirited quirkiness. Nanda told us how this eclectic mix came together.
<p>“I was looking for a <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://www.made.com/collection/aula-collection">metal coffee table</a> because I’m quite bored with the super-Swedish look that’s all about wood and simplicity. I found this on MADE.COM. I knew I wanted green as a key colour in the flat, so this Aula table with its green glass was the one.”</p>
<p>“Amy and Sue have lived with us since August. To be honest, I rarely call them by their names - their nicknames are Mopsi and Mausi. Both of them love making a mess.”</p>
<p>“I don’t have a car, so I buy new furniture online - it makes life so much easier. But I get most of my vintage pieces from car boot sales and markets. The chest of drawers is one of the oldest pieces in the flat. It actually belonged to my great-grandmother. I was changed on it as a baby.”</p>
<p>“Art’s really important to me - I think it makes a room feel more alive. Quite a few of the pieces here are by people I know. My mum also has a lot of artist friends, so I might get my hands on some of their drawings, too.”</p>
<p>“The motifs on these botanical prints are from old German school posters. And the chairs in the kitchen are from an actual school - they sold them when they were renovating. I love the green and orange - they fit in perfectly.”</p>
Article written by: Marius Thies
Imagery by: Annika Feuss