Like the famous Peter Allen song, Everything Old is New Again, things have a way of coming back into style. We see it in fashion and home decor all the time, but it happens in the way we live as well – record players are hip and outdoor movie theaters are the all rage. From drive-ins to backyard viewing, watching movies outdoors is a major summer-time phenomenon.
But if like me you lack a backyard or yard space of any kind, the thought of creating an outdoor movie night might seem unlikely. If you read my post on inner city outdoor entertaining, you know that I’m all about embracing our spaces and making the most of them. With a little creativity and friends who are always willing to play along (#blessed) I created a Moroccan inspired outdoor movie night in the courtyard of a friend’s condo complex.
Summer is all about dining al fresco. And there is nothing more I love than hosting friends for a casual and laid back summer meal. But with only a small, seven feet by eleven feet inner city balcony, creating an inspiring place to host my dearest required some creativity. Today I’m sharing the tricks I used to create an enchanted inner city outdoor entertaining space for anyone with a small, perhaps uninspired patio or balcony.
My personal design esthetic definitely leans towards traditional lines with a touch of glam and thoughtful pops of colour. But I must say, there is something beautiful and elegant about a room layered in neutrals. They are fresh and crisp, creating a relaxed and comfortable vibe. But without careful intention, it’s easy to slip into ho-hum beige on cream on beige. So I’m sharing three keys to creating a captivating neutral interior.