The holiday season is a beautiful time of year for those who enjoy apartment living in the south. In addition to decorating your apartment for the season, there is plenty to do in the areas surrounding your TriBridge neighborhood to make the most of this exciting season.
We’ve compiled a list of holiday activities around our Georgia, North and South Carolina communities. Stay tuned for a future post highlighting holiday happenings in Florida Tennessee and Texas.
Home for the Holidays in Georgia Our Atlanta area residents can head over to Stone Mountain Park where the holidays are celebrated with zeal. From parades and the Singalong Train, to the Snow Angel Palace and storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the whole family will be enthralled. Make sure you also take the time to visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden, where Garden Lights Holiday Nights provides a winter wonderland for all ages. For more information on holiday light displays, plays, music and more, check out Atlanta.net!
Ringing in the New Year in North Carolina? If you live in one of our North Carolina communities, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy through New Year’s. The Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest has already geared up and will have seasonal activities from …
Remember when you were a kid and “cleaning your room” was synonymous with “shoving everything under the bed?” How things have changed…or have they? Even as adults, our under-bed space can become a mish-mashed mess of items we attempt to “store” out of sight.
In theory, using the cavernous region under the bed is an excellent way to gain storage space when living in an apartment. In practice, it requires the right equipment to keep things truly organized under there.
Step 1 Professional organizer and blogger extraordinaire, Hilda, says the first step to re-organizing the mess under your bed is to purge it. Take everything out, throw away the garbage, relocate anything that doesn’t belong there and then determine which items make the most sense for under-bed storage. Some of her recommendations include extra bedding, towels, seasonal decorating items and gift wrap.
Step 2 Now it’s time to create an organized space. If you’re able to, Apartment Therapy recommends purchasing a bed frame that’s designed for maximizing your storage space. If that isn’t an option, Martha Stewart suggests creating a closet on wheels under your bed frame. You can purchase rolling drawers and other efficient storage containers made to fit under the bed at …
Is your TriBridge apartment about to become a bed and breakfast for Thanksgiving guests? While hosting guests in a small apartment can be a bit of a challenge, proper planning and thoughtful “little extras” will make your guests feel right at home.The following tips will help you prepare a welcoming home and a comfortable guest abode.
Spruce up. Guests present us with the opportunity to de-clutter and spruce up our apartment spaces. Make sure the bathrooms and guests’ bedroom spaces are extra tidy. Chef Alice Waters likes to finish her preparations by warming rosemary in a cast-iron pan and wafting the delicious scent through her living space.
Holistic preparation. The experts at Pottery Barn recommend thinking about your whole apartment, rather than just the guest bedroom. Add some holiday decorations to the entryway, set extra coffee mugs out in the kitchen, make sure extra throw blankets are available in the living room and provide an extra robe or two in the bathroom.
Create a pseudo-guestroom. If you don’t have a guestroom or a sleeper sofa available, Real Simple advises investing in an inflatable mattress or box featherbed to create a faux-guestroom at night. You may be able to rearrange your furniture …
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, hosts and hostesses are busy as Pilgrims putting together grocery lists, recipe cards and fall decorations. Living in an apartment requires a little creativity and Tetris-style panache to ensure your food will be presented beautifully, and that guests have plenty of room to relax after the big meal.
The following tips will help you create a beautiful Thanksgiving buffet, so you can entertain in your apartment with style and ease.
Reconfigure. Take a look around and begin planning how you can reconfigure your apartment to comfortably fit your food and guests. The Apartment Dweller’s Survival Guide recommends clearing out the center of your living room, so you can fit guests at one “table” (even if it’s actually two or three card tables draped with a tablecloth). Move anything unnecessary into your bedroom and shut the door. Create a theme. HGTV advises that you get out your china and tablecloth, and then develop your theme from there, based on the colors available. You can easily incorporate nature’s bounty using gourds, mini-pumpkins, fall leaves and greenery to fill in gaps or hide any accidental stains. Plan on stations. Use coffee tables, end tables, or two sawhorses …
With Thanksgiving almost here, many people living in the South are already turning their thoughts to how they’ll decorate their apartments for the winter holiday season. To help you get started, we’ve curated a few ideas that will help add a sense of festiveness to your home throughout the holidays!
The first night of Hanukkah is on Thanksgiving this year, so you may want to change out the traditional oranges, yellows and reds of fall décor before your celebration begins to a traditional palette of blue, white and silver. We love the idea of using varying shades of blue and metallics to really set a festive tone.
If you’d prefer to have some really unique decorations, consider a paper dreidel garland to adorn your mantel.
These star-punched wraps for hurricane candle vases are great not just for holiday décor, but for all winter long!
It’s true that holiday décor can take up a good bit of space when not in use, so we love to think of creative ways to use what you’ve already got. This neat display features ornaments tucked carefully under inverted wine glasses, with the base of the glass used as support for candles.