Rise and Shine! The birds are chirping and the sun is up! I have a little pep in my step these days.
As some of you already know, we have moved into our summer apartment. We had the opportunity to live in Connecticut for 3 months over the summer and we jumped at the chance to be tourists.
The Upper East Coast is somewhere I have always wanted to explore. So, pinch me! Dreams coming true over here! We have 3 months of fun and weekend getaways planned all summer long. Our first order of business though– getting settled into our apartment.
As you can see I wasted no time making it cozy for us. The rug that they provided in our living room I actually love, so I am basing the room design around that. Think palm springs meets Chinoiserie chic. I just want our place to scream bright and happy summer fun!
We are in corporate housing in an upscale apartment community. I haven’t lived in an apartment since the first year of our marriage. It is a little bit of an adjustment, going from a larger house and a yard. I tell you what though, it makes me feel like we are on vacation!! It’s a little escape from the ordinary. Everyone we have met has been so nice and helpful. We have full access to a very nice pool, a gym, and a wooded area all right on the property. It is a pet-friendly community too, and our little Zoey has already made a couple new buddies.
Our apartment is on the back of our building, which I love, because our window and balcony overlook the wildlife reserve next to the property. It’ just over 1,000 square feet of living space.
Since it is a corporate lease, we are not allowed to paint and all of the furniture was provided so I had no hand in picking it out. But, it is pretty neutral and modern so it works. Everything is brand-spanking new too, so that is nice.
I’ll be sharing some great decor ideas for renters while we are here. I packed really light and just brought out a few things from our home to decorate with.
Here’s a little sneak peek of what I’ve been working on.
I’ll be sharing more of our summer apartment as projects unfold. We have a balcony patio and an office area to set up still. Also, I haven’t touched the bedrooms yet.
I will also be sharing our travels around the Upper East Coast and sharing my favorite spots for dining, shopping, and activities. So B@H, is going to be a travel blog, too, these next 3 months!
So far, we are 2 for 2 on restaurants and the dining has been amazing!
Tomorrow, I will announce the first winner of our Blog Anniversary Giveaway Week! You still have time to enter all 5 giveaways with great prizes from LUCIANA, Rugs USA, Crane & Canopy, HomeRight, and Holly + Martin.
See and enter all 5 giveaways HERE.
It’s the last day for the LUCIANA print giveaway and I will announce the winner tomorrow!!
I will be traveling tomorrow for a blogger event and will share a bit more on that later too.