Now that the Christmas holidays are over.... and the New Year's Eve... and the St. John extended parties everywhere.... everybody is slowly adjusting to the normal pace of life. I am crawling every day to and from work. Outside, the snow continues to bless us with a proper winter atmosphere, just like when we were little and global warming was not even a serious concept, let alone a discomforting reality. Inside, the white theme continues in each room, for a soft cotton feeling.
In the study, a stack of over-sized pillows is ready for the usual weekend guests. I am most pleased with the way that the DIY faux wallpaper completes the winter decor, even though I made it in spring, with a very summery vibe (i.e. the park and the bicycles).
A peek through the bedroom mirror reveals the length of my closed, dressed-up in a subdued geometrical retro pattern. A bunch of assorted pillows on the bed try to sunbathe every morning in the dim light of snowy days. Oh well, it could have been even worst and not have any light at all and no snow at all... The key to happiness is to cherish what you've got and to make the most of it :)
We interrupt this snow white program for a special bulletin. My orange cat Junior has just applied for the pattern to his new invention: how to stay warm without getting burned and without having to support your own head!
All is well on the little balcony, too. The storage unit is full of the usual boxes dressed up in vivid colors by yours truly. Many of my plants have been especially selected to survive a blasting heat in the summer months, as well as almost freezing temperatures during winter. You can spot some pink cyclamen (which are my favorite blooms for January and February) and the resilient spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) which can't be killed by anything, in my experience.
Last but not least, a touch of green and yellow on my credenza, which used to be my improvised Christmas mantel. I put the books back in place, which makes me very happy. I think that books are a home's best friend :) You can also spot the witch lamp (hello to my special friend Ana from Carpe Diem!), the posterior of my cat and also a little glimpse of the happy entryway. And the pillows are sisters with the first ones, because I've got two of each :D