About “The Borrower”
Who’s the borrower?
Meet me, Jane. When I was a kid, my idea of a fun Saturday or Sunday morning was to wake up before dawn and rearrange the funiture in my bedroom while trying not to wake my parents. I should have known then that it would become a lifetime obsession. . .
Why “The Borrowed Abode?”
It’s simple, really. I called this blog “The Borrowed Abode” because the underlying theme with all my projects is that they’re landlord-friendly. (And with three pets, pet-friendly, too!) I’m working to inexpensively make my rented condo just as lovely as if I owned it, but without implementing renovations or other permanent fixes. The borrowed abode can still be a beautiful home.
Thanks to my former boss, who gave me a lovely Barcelona coffee table that she was unable to use, I’m madly in love with all things Mid-Century Modern. Brady Bunch Chic.” You know, the atomic ranch homes from Palm Springs in the 50’s, and the sleek, clean-lined consoles and sofas with the round tapered legs. But now I’m trying to kick it up a notch with random and whimsical colorful accents.
My fabulous boyfriend is also a huge inspiration to me – always supportive of my obsession with DIY projects, buying too much second-hand stuff, and blogging. He’s my partner in crime, and I can’t imagine life without his fabulous decorating ideas!