Now, six months later, we finally had the time to stop and take a look at our apartment. What had the potential to be a cozy oasis was stock full of unneeded things and space that was not being maximized at all. While I pride myself on being a pretty creative person, I have never fooled myself into thinking I now how to properly decorate. One night, on the phone with my mom, I mentioned how I felt and she immediately jumped at the idea of helping me re-do our apartment. My mom not only adores re-decorating, she is oh so good at it!
So, earlier today, my mom, dad and our family dog, Shiloh (or as I call him, Shiloh Bumbino) arrived with bags of little trinkets, throw pillows and dinner! After two drips to IKEA for little do-hickeys and one more bookshelf, some elbow grease from my dad and Jay and a touch of comfort from my mom, we have that cozy oasis that we have so badly wanted!
I am writing this very blog post in our living room, which has been completely transformed. I love it! Here are a few pictures! My favourite parts are the new centerpiece on our table, the lovely throw pillows and the re-organized bookshelves. It's so nice walking in the door and seeing it, knowing it was put together during such a nice day with me, Jay and my family!