France is starting a new lockdown and again in spring. If we’re going to have the same beautiful spring as last year, we should quickly prepare our terraces and balconies to enjoy it as much as possible.
After our renovation, we seem to enjoy much more the terrace that you walk onto coming from our new living room. Therefore I decided this week that I should start preparing this terrace for spring and obviously more so for summer.
By the way, it’s an activity I highly recommend this tme of year, it really put me in a summer mood!
That’s it, the die is cast, we are going into a new lockdown here in France.
This is, of course, not good news and the idea gets me down a little. But at the same time, I think back a lot to the first lockdown and the unknown experience of this weird moment in time. It was new, we’d never lived anything like that before. That made it quite special, as well.
Here, at home, the family was complete. That is to say our grown-up children were with us and we were getting to the end of our home renovation. We hadn’t been able to move back in at the ground floor, so we were still ‘living’ upstairs. But we had an extraordinary spring, the weather was really beautiful. And for lunch, we therefore were lucky to often eat outside.
With these memories in mind, I’ve begun to think about preparing our terrace this year. I’ve taken out two small jute rugs, lots of cushions and my little Fermob table (that I won in an Instagram give-away this winter).
I’ve also hung the hammock-chair that Tropilex proposed I’d try out. I absolutely love it !!
I’ve temporarily hung it, to find out where I think I will enjoy it the most in summer. Frankly there, under one of our two Linden trees, it’s really nice. In summer, these trees are like huge ‘shadow monsters’, so we’ll probably hang out there all the time.
In my family, we are real fans and consumers of hammocks and we have several. However, this particular terrace doesn’t allow for one. The trees are too far apart and if we put one between a tree and the house, it would obstruct our moving around the terrace.
That’s why I’m delighted to have chosen Tropilex‘s hanging chair. I could more easliy hang it on the terrace and also, seeing as it’s a chair, it has become part of our homemade outdoor lounge. An actual hammock is more abour relaxing and even sleeping. In this hanging chair, which is also about relaxing, you keep a slightly more dynamic position and so it’s easier to interact with others.
Tropilex hammocks and hanging chairs, Oeko-Tex certified products, are hand woven and finished by traditional hammock weavers in Colombia, Brazil and India. The packaging is environmentally friendly or made with FSC certified paper material or recycled paper.
When you relax in a hammock, it’s like taking a free mini vacation!
Yesterday was my birthday and after a nice day out (last days before lockdown) we had a small glass of champagne in the sun, on the terrace. This spring started out really well, it should be a tolerable lockdown!
Good luck to all of you!!
by Interior Crisp, unless stated otherwise
This article was produced in collaboration with Tropilex.