Home Design: Tihana’s home in Bosnia Herzegovina
My name is Tihana and I live in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a city called Banjaluka.
As you can imagine, living here is quite different than living in some European cities. We don’t have big shops, like Ikea for example, and the standard is not so high. But, sometimes, if you don’t have much money, you just have to be creative.
I’m a professor of Italian and Serbian language and literature, and a final year student of sociology and philosophy. As you probably noticed, I love reading, so the apartment is full of books.
I live alone and I like it very much. This apartment belonged to my grandparents. It is an old building, one of the few that survived the big earthquake in 1969.
4 years ago, I got the opportunity to live alone, and to make a place of my own, renovating on a small budget. I didn’t have any big ideas in the beginning, the only thing I wanted were a big shelves for my books:-)
I like Ikea very much, but the nearest Ikea shop is approximately 300km away! So, it was an adventure to bring some of the furniture in a small car! Jokingly, I tell friends that I bring furniture as souvenirs from my trips:-)
I like Ikea, but I don’t have favorite shops, sometimes I find something nice when I’m not looking, or maybe those things find me:-)))
That way I can make it more personal. I really like it when someone enters my home and tells me that you can feel love, patience and care. Home should reflect you…