The "room" that we use quite a bit now and hope to use even more during September and October (upon their lives, the local swear to me, as I shiver and chatter in my trench, that warmer days are ahead) is our balcony. It's our pride and joy. We lovingly chose the apartment especially for the outdoor space. We pay through the nose for it. Yet there are many happy returns. Much like a puppy or a college education.
When considering how use the space, I knew we had to make it loungey so that we could rest and enjoy this view:
I waited for a few days for a clear day to give you a little video tour. I still have quite a bit of a Southern accent in this clip, though I've been told recently by coworkers back East that it's all but gone now.
In the video, I had a few things set, but was still working on finishing touches. I was really inspired by this photograph that I pinned:
Besides the cat reminding me of our late Sam, I really loved how cozy the space felt. In our rendition, we're not quite finished, but there have been a few cozy moments involving wine and late night fake announcing based on the crowd's cheers or jeers.
So that's my little bit of decorating. More apartment pictures coming . . . perhaps even some where I don't even clean like a madwoman beforehand. Speaking of decorating . . . shall I announce the winner of the lovely signed copy of Decorate by Holly??? Yes, let's. There were 18 entries which I entered into the random number generator which then produced this winner:
#14 - Morgan!
Madame Morgan, please send your shipping address to the Palindrome email and I'll have your book right out to you :)
Thanks to everyone who entered and reads this little blog - you're the best!