Fall is in full color display, and we are looking at the winter holiday season right around the corner. In October and November, we take our decorating cues from the beautiful colors of the trees changing into bright golds, oranges and dusty browns. Pillows and accessories hint of harvests with pumpkins and fall foliage on their faces. I love this time of year with the wonderful throws for the sofa in soft wools knitted to keep us warm at night.
Let’s look at what that means for you, in your piece of paradise. You made a bold and unique decision when you purchased your piece of real estate―in the sky. Whether you are looking out onto the unique landscape of the southern Nevada desert, or the metropolitan landscape of southern California.
An entirely different view of your world is afforded from these heights. You get to see the changing seasons from a different landscape. It affords you the opportunity to design this special space, not only for your personal comfort, but also to tie into the world around you.
Your home in the sky also has unique challenges. How do you fit your huge new purchase in an elevator, and get it in your home? I have a customer who recently purchased a beautiful new leather sofa “pit” which comprised of several pieces in unique sizes and living on the 24th floor was a challenge to those delivering. It looks magnificent looking out over the beautiful Strip of Las Vegas. I can get excited about her Christmas party, with friends and family, sitting on this new furniture and chatting in front of the fireplace.
The lights of the holidays are exciting as well. Think about the fact that your singular piece of real estate gets to view those glittering lights from a bird’s eye view. You can go simple, or extravagant in your own designs, based on the personal choice of your holiday plans. This summer I found a place online that can mount photos on glass. This added a great dimension to the artwork because we could backlight it for evening enjoyment, giving the room a wonderful, colorful focal point.
Did you see a special dining room set you would like to add to your party plans? That new sofa caught your eye? When can it be delivered? How soon can you sit on it, enjoying the spectacular view, with a glass of your favorite wine? Make sure you plan well as the closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas you get, the harder the stores have finding a delivery spot for all their buyers.
I love this time of year. I was born during the holiday season. It warms my heart knowing that those around me are enjoying the sights and sounds of the holidays, with their friends and families.
Look out on your special vista, watch the population below scurrying to their destination, and enjoy your holiday in your very special place in the sky. Get a wonderful tree and place it where you can view it from anywhere in the room.
Have fun! Let your imagination out to play. Your piece of real estate is waiting for your next move! Enjoy sharing your holiday spaces with friends and family.
Happy Holidays everyone!