Boho Chic Picnic


It seems that this year we are going to have an extended summer. With temperatures hitting as high as 30 centigrade almost every day, it would not be a bad idea to plan a picnic. Who doesn’t love kicking back to eat delicious food in the sunshine with good company?

This is what we did on several occasions last year together with my mom, sister and my nephew. Since we really enjoy picnicking, I’d like to contribute some tips and tricks to help you host a perfect picnic .

Location
You can have a picnic pretty much anywhere, but your choice of setting is one of the most important considerations when planning your picnic.

Do you want to hike to a picturesque spot, connecting with nature ? If so, get your walking boots on and pack light, taking only the essentials in a rucksack; food, drink and a blanket to sit on!

Do you want to dine in a place with wooden picnic benches to avoid sitting on the ground? If so, you can take more with you as, most probably, there’ll be parking close by.

As far as location is concerned, you could even have a picnic in your own garden or backyard if you don’t have much time to spare. Prepare your picnic as you would if you were visiting a park! This is what we did in one of the occasions. We picnicked in one of the corners of my backyard, and we had so much fun!

Comfort is key
A picnic is the ultimate chill out so it’s important that comfort is one of your main considerations.
A picnic isn’t a picnic without a blanket, and it is advisable if it is waterproof. You can buy a cheap shower curtain at a dollar store and place it underneath the blanket to instantly waterproof it. Scatter the blanket with cushions from your sofa for an instant boho chic vibe.

For our picnic I used my oversized decorative sofa cushions and instead of a blanket I used my patio carpet which is for an outdoor use. The use of these cushions gave this picnic that boho chic vibe.

Food, Glorious Food
Food is a must for every picnic, so bring cold dishes that do not require reheating, sweets and do not forget fruits.

No picnic is complete without drinks. Opt for refreshing homemade drinks like lemonade or nonalcoholic cocktails containing mint and other refreshing herbs.

Styling
To enhance the enjoyment of your picnic experience, you may want to do a bit of styling of the picnic venue.

Inject lots of color into your picnic with plenty of hot pink, navy and other colors of your choice.

Keep the bugs away with giant citronella candles and set out your summer snacks on mix and match china plates.

Fill a vase with your favourite flowers and serve up a batch of your favourite drink in a cool carafe. Put a string of solar lights, just in case you will stay longer until it gets dark.

The fall is already here and there are only e few warm, sunny days left to enjoy this year; so, grab your picnic basket, a blanket, pack up your favourite snacks and fruit, some decorative accessories, find a nice, shady spot for your picnic and enjoy it. It is so much fun, as these photos can tell!


Thank you for reading,

Besa

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My Pergola Design


I am happy that my pergola project, which started 3 years ago, finally came to an end this summer.

My summer house has two fair size patios and each of them provides shade in different times of day. One is good to use in the mornings, up to the midday, while the other one (shown in the photos) is shady and cool in the afternoons.

However, both patios did not have any visual appeal and seemed so uninviting, boring and without any personality. Owning this place for about 14 years, it was about the time that I had to do some changes and infuse a bit of personality to the outdoor space so it would look more inviting and homy.

Four years ago I started with a simple pergola design sketch, and headed to different local carpenter businesses. All of the businesses that I contacted seemed to be willing to take up the job, but their quotes were nothing less than an overcharge. Not getting a god deal made me postpone this project for another year, and that is what I did.

Previous summer I was lucky to find a good carpenter that gave me a good deal, but I had to wait all summer for him to get his job done. By the end of the summer season last year, the pergola structures were erected in both patios, but unfortunately I did not get to enjoy them as the summer season was ove and I had to get back home.

Finally, this year the whole pergola project was completed fully and I got to enjoy the outdoors in my summer house at max.

In order to add some extra shade to the patio I covered the open roof of pergola with 80 cm wide white fabric.

Each stripe of fabric was cut and hemmed with a special polyester thread which is resistant to UV rays. Each end of the fabric stripe was hemmed with navy fabric cut in bias. This small detail added a very stylish and sophisticated look to the whole structure.

The pergola now acts as a canopy over our dining table, providing both shade and intimacy.

Our patio is much more inviting now and it seems like we have more livable space as compared to before.

No doubt that pergola has created a shady retreat to our patio and, moreover it serves as a major landscaping element to our backyard.

I couldn’t be more happier with the result. I am loving it!

Do you or anyone else you know has a living or working space that is in a need of a makeover? If so write at besagmblog@gmail.com , send the pics of your place and we will take it from there! We would love to help you creating an inviting space, with a lot of visual appeal and personality for less!

Thank you for visiting this page.

Besa

Winter Tablescape

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This year the first winter day turned to be sunny and crisp and so perfect for spending a fun afternoon in the backyard with a cup of hot chocolate and some freshly baked ginger cookies.

To jazz up the first winter day experience I created a winter tablescape using some candles, greenery from my backyard, and my DIY ornaments created for my holiday mantel decor.

For a tablecloth I used a plaid cotton blanket in blue and I neatly tucked the candles in white cereal bowls which were previously staffed with the evergreens from my garden. I covered a cake stand with a white fur, on top of which I placed some chocolates, and on another cake stand I placed another vase with a candle and my favourite ginger cookies. Everything looked so wintery and chick so I took endless photos which I am sharing with you.

Enjoy the pics and write what you like the best about this table setting.

Thank you for stopping by,

Besa

Dita e pare e dimrit kete vit na erdhi si e fresket por me plote diell, dhe si e tille ishte perfekte per te kaluar disa momente te pasdites ne obor me nje filgjan perplot me qokollate te nxehte te percjelle me xhenxhefil gurabit te posadala nga fura.

Qe t’a beja experiencen e kesaje dite edhe me interesante, e krijova nje dekor dimeror te tavolines duke i perdore disa qirinje, pak gjelbrim nga obori, si dhe DIY ornamentet e punuara me pare per dekorin e kaminit.

Si mbulese te tavolines e perdora nje plaf te holle pambuku me te kaltert te cilin e kisha blere enkas qe t’a perdorja si mbulese, dhe ne enet ne te cilat e sherbejme kosin ose fluskat e mengjezit, i futa qirinjet e bardhe. Enen e kekut e mbulova me nje copez gezofi te bardhe dhe siper vendosa disa qokolata te vogla, ndersa ne enen tjeter te kekut e vendosa nje tjeter qiri dhe xhenxhefil gurabit e mija te preferura. Si perfundim, cdo gje dukej shume dimerore dhe shik, keshtu qe une bera foto deri ne “pafundesi” dhe te cilat po i ndaj me ju.

Kenaquni me fotot dhe me shkruani ne lidhje me ate se cka po ju pelqen me se shumti ne kete dekor dimeror te tavolines.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe,

Besa

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Cool Terrace Re-Design

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I was recently given the opportunity to re-design and style the terrace of one of the most frequented cafes in Peja city, Kosova, which reopened last night after a couple of weeks of recess during the renovation.

Projekti im i radhes ishte ridizajnimi dhe stilimi i nje terrace verore te nje prej lokaleve me te frekuentuara ne Peje i cili, pas nji pushimi te shkurter, u rihap kete te shtune.

Yesterday I took some picks and I am happy to share them with you. I gave this place a total makeover. I created a new, fresh, clean and modern look and now the place completely reflects a new style and atmosphere.

Para se te rihapej per mysafiret, shfrytezova rastin qe ti beje disa foto te cilat me kenaqesi po i ndaje me ju. Terracen verore te ketije lokali e ridizajnova ne teresi dhe i krijova nje stile te ri, te fresket e modern, dhe tani ajo frymon ne nje atmosfere krejtesisht tjeter.

There are plenty of lounging areas to enjoy morning coffees surrounded with lush greenery and beautiful city park view, and plenty of seating for evening happy hours which are ongoing events in this cafe.

E ridizajuar dhe me stil te ri, kjo terrace verore tani ka vende me ulese te rehatshme dhe me pamje te gjelberimit te bujshem nga parku u qytetit, ku munde te shijohen kafet e para te mengjezit, dhe shume ulese tjera te pafund per mbremjet gazmore te cilat jane evente te rregullta te ketije lokali.

When planing for re-design concept, I wanted to introduce to this place a mix of cool and summery colours and to create comfortable seating areas and to make this place serve as a destination for relax and enjoyment of spare time.

Gjate planifikimit te konceptit te ri per kete terrace, intenca ishte qe t’i fusja ne perdorim nje perzierje te ngjyrnave qe reflektojne pasterti dhe sjellin atmosfere verore, si dhe te krijoj pjese me ulese te rehatshme qe do ta benin kete terrace nje destinacion per relaks dhe kenaqesi.

This project was offered and executed partly in person and partly online, and it worked out perfectly well.

Ky projekt u realizua pjeserisht “on-line” dhe pjeserisht drejteperdrejte dhe funkcionoi shume mire.

Enjoy the pics and do not hesitate to write to besagmblog@gmail.com if you have a design dilemma. I may help you make your place be admirable by you and others.

Kenaquni me pamjet nga fotot dhe mos hezitoni te me kontaktoni ne besagmblog@gmail.com per dizajnimin ose redizajnimin e juj te radhes. Une do te perpiqem te ju ndihmoj qe ta beni hapsiren e juaj te admiruar nga ju vet dhe te gjithe tjeret.

This is how I started:
Ja se se me cka fillova:
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Kenaquni me fotot e vendit te transformuar:
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Thanks for visiting this page,
Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe

Besa