Saturday, 29 March 2014

New in the shop

Gorgeous mid-century, Danish style sideboard in immaculate condition. Solid teak, with beautiful details. No marks or rings. 

Dimensions 220 x 75 x 45cm. 
Price £395
Please email us for more details or viewing appointment.


Monday, 17 March 2014

...where is Nina?

Don't worry, folks! 
Nina will move back into her Apartment with lots of fresh stock of beautiful retro and vintage furniture soon! She's just trying to get the hang of looking after a toddler, newborn AND her little business just now, but is looking forward juggling all three like a pro.

Please keep an eye on this website or the Facebook page for updates. In the meantime, don't hesitate to get in touch for enquiries. See you soon x

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Special events happening in March!

While Nina is away on maternity leave, some other talented creatives are taking over the shop in March to offer you an exciting shopping experience, selling exclusive and unique handmade items.

POP-UP EVENT #1 - Friday 7- Sunday 9 March

Late Night Launch // Friday 7 March until 8pm

Art, Furniture & Fudge!  


My Decor Ideas

Add some great unique pieces to your home with this local business's beautifully upcycled furniture and unique home decor items, ranging from footstools, tables and cupboards to own design cushions and hand painted wooden home accessories. Quality and attention to detail guaranteed.


Linzi Higgins Artist

-->Linzi is a local artist/illustrator selling gorgeous original abstract paintings and photographs as well as prints, accessories and homewares of her work. You'll sure be able to find something to brighten up your walls!


The Little Fudge Shop

Well, what can you say? This little business alone is already worth visiting for at this event! The Little Fudge Shop is based in Moray and combines old and new recipes from childhood to now, including chocolate, strawberry, toffee, rum & raisin, chocolate orange, mint white chocolate, chocolate dipped....need I say more? Gift boxes available too. Yum!


The Pop-Up Shop runs from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 March, 10am to 4pm daily. 


POP-UP EVENT #2 - Saturday and Sunday 15-16 March

Emma-June Designs is a small business run by Scottish-born and Copenhagen-based designer Emma-June Mackenzie. Emma has a passion for bringing life back to unloved furniture and creating luxury products with beautiful colours to transform your living space. The fabrics are manipulated through hand dying processes to create their distinctive blend of colours. You are guaranteed that each chair and piece of home d├ęcor is completely individual.

Jacqui Oh! Ltd. is an Aberdeen based company specialising in up-cycled furniture, soft furnishings and gifts. Jacqui Oh! specialises in salvaging tired and unloved furniture and home wares to create beautiful and unique pieces for your home. The carefully selected pieces are restored to enhance their original beauty and up-cycled using the specialist Jacqui Oh! style and skill. Each of their pieces is truly unique and showcase high quality craftsmanship and thoughtful design. 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Nina is going to have a little break from her Apartment...she'll be back soon!

I am going to have a little break from the shop as I am expecting my second baby in February! This means that the shop will not be open during the usual Saturday opening times in both February and March.

There will still be plenty of things for sale, but for the time being items can only be seen and bought by appointment. I will post pictures of stock on the Nina's Apartment Facebook page and some will appear on here too. If you see something you like, just get in touch!

The exciting thing is that the shop in Lethenty won't be completely dead while I am away to have my baby - as in March it will be transformed into a 'pop-up shop' on on weekends run by other creative traders, showcasing their own original, handmade or upcycled furniture, home-ware, artwork and other beautiful things. Keep your eyes out for this, as it will be fab!

Friday, 24 January 2014

The transformation of a battered old retro dressing table

I buy furniture mainly to give it a good clean, polish it up or paint it and then resell it in my shop. But sometimes I come across pieces that I keep for my own use. I picked up this £20 dressing table last week without viewing it, and when it was delivered at my house I was a bit disappointed with the state it was in. I know, what do you expect for £20, but still!

It had a lot of water marks and scratches on the surface and even a big black burn mark from a candle. I tried to give it a polish to make it look any better, but it wasn't doing anything for me. So last night, as I was painting some other bits of furniture in Annie Sloan's French grey chalk paint, I thought 'well, it can't get any worse than it is!' and within an hour I had painted the top and sides of the dresser grey. I finished it off this morning with some bees wax to seal it and voila - revamped, updated and looking good!

I am keeping to myself, but if you fancy something like this - a dressing table, cupboard, sideboard, etc - I can hunt down and revamp a similar piece of furniture for your own home. Just get in touch!