A new year is just around the corner! If you’re like most of us, however, keeping your New Year’s resolutions and making the most of the fresh start January brings can be incredibly difficult. Old habits die hard, after all.
But don’t fret — we here at Jefferson Galatyn Park have a few tricks (or rather, perks) up our sleeve that will help you win 2018! Read on for a few common resolutions and how we can help you achieve them.
We know that a busy schedule can make it difficult to squeeze in a workout and that some workouts are more enjoyable than others, so we offer a variety of ways our residents can get up and get moving.
Our luxury fitness center — open 24/7 — is equipped with cardio and weight machines, spin bikes and even a yoga studio. And for those who want to exercise in the open air, there are tons of nearby parks and green spaces to explore!
Eat healthier and save money by making more home-cooked meals.
Sticking to your resolution is made much easier by having a nice space to cook. Each of our apartment homes comes with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and a full range as well as lots of counter and cabinet space. Some even have a kitchen island for extra space and seating options. Plus, the grilling stations near our pool area offer yet another option for those looking to eat healthier in the new year.
Break up your routine and socialize.
We’re just two miles away from CityLine’s shops and restaurants and steps from the DART. So whether you feel like exploring Dallas or staying local, getting out and about is simple at JGP. Ask our in-the-know staff about the trendiest spots, and if you’re looking to meet new people to explore the area with, our on-site CARES team hosts events throughout the year to help our residents get to know each other.
Make a career move.
If you’re thinking about a career change, the new year is a perfect time to take the next step! And since we’re just a stone’s throw away from a variety of big-name companies, from State Farm to Samsung, your dream job might be just around the corner. Spend the afternoon in one of our beautiful common areas updating your resume. Then print out interview-ready hard copies using our fully-stocked business center.
New Year’s resolutions aren’t difficult to keep when you have the right tools. Stop by Jefferson Galatyn Park today to see how you can take advantage of all we have to offer in 2018!
Story by wpadmin
Decorating your apartment home for the holidays is a surefire way to get into the spirit of the season. But when you’re decking the halls with boughs of holly this year, don’t forget to spruce up the outside of your apartment!
While you may not have a roof or a large front lawn to decorate, you can still make your balcony look festive. Read on for five quick and easy holiday decorating ideas for your balcony.
- Play up the railings.
Twisting a string of garland or lights around the railing of your balcony is a simple way to add holiday charm. If you’d like to combine the two classic holiday decorations, keep the hassle of wrangling and untangling the strands to a minimum by opting for a pre-lit garland.
- Concentrate on lighting.
Great lighting goes a long way when you’re trying to set a scene. Classic and elegant, lanterns or festively-decorated candles can help add small seasonal pops of character to your balcony and create a cozy ambience that’s perfect for an evening at home with loved ones.
- Transform your balcony into your own private botanical garden.
Take a page from the book of the beautiful Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden this winter and create your own magical plant exhibit. Strategically place seasonal florals — poinsettias, sprigs and branches of pine or birch, berries, Dusty Miller or winter pansies — around your balcony. Round off your display with a faux lit berry tree in the corner.
- Add a holiday-themed throw blanket.
The chillier weather is the perfect excuse to bundle up and sip hot cocoa on your balcony during the holidays. But no winter wonderland-ified balcony is complete without a cozy, soft blanket to keep you warm and add a splash of seasonal color to your outdoor sanctuary.
- Keep it simple.
When it comes to decorating an apartment home, a little goes a long way. Simple, small touches are really all you need. Hang a wreath, a lantern and some ice skates for a rustic winter display. Or, for a more colorful decor idea, arrange pine cones, greenery and red ornaments in a terra cotta pot and place in one of the corners of your balcony.
Outdoor decor is a great way to let your own personality shine through while also sharing the holiday cheer with the community as a whole. Now that our first holiday season is upon us, we’re so excited to see all of the creative ways our residents are getting into the spirit!
Story by wpadmin
One of our favorite parts of interior design is how people are constantly coming up with creative ways to let their personalities shine through. Trends are always changing, and decor that was once considered out of style can come back into the spotlight with a modern spin.
2018 is fast approaching, so let’s take a look at five decorating trends that are poised to make a splash this year.
According to Pantone, circles, rectangles, parallelograms and other geometric shapes are about to take over your home in the best way. The sleek, minimal lines and mesmerizing patterns can be incorporated into everything from backsplashes and wallpaper to even throw blankets.
Pantone has also confirmed that another major trend — the use of text in home decor — remains strong and will continue to make its presence known in the new year. Let your accent pieces speak for themselves and place a few throw pillows or wall art with messages around the room, interspersing them with your other decorative pieces.
Bright, bold colors are in! Pouted.com has declared the 1970s-style avocado green color one of the comeback shades of 2018. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, a shockingly bright shade purple. If your room has a neutral theme, try making a small statement by adding pops of these standout colors.
Gold and Brass
If you’ve walked around the home accessories section of any store lately, you know gold and brass accents have become major design trends. But any metallic color will make your apartment gleam, especially when it catches the light. To incorporate this trend into your apartment home, try adding a brass lamp to your bedside table, a gold bowl to your kitchen counter or, if you dare to go bolder, a silver side table to your living room.
In a slight departure from the bold statements that characterize many of 2018’s trends, adding a slight shimmer or sparkle of iridescence to your decor is also coming into vogue. For some options that won’t break the bank, look for small, decorative pieces that can adorn your tables and shelves. A little shimmer will go a long way!
Living the calm, cool and collective life is much easier when your space is decorated just how you like it. Draw from the above trends for inspiration, mix and match trends and make your apartment home your own!
Story by wpadmin
The holidays are upon us, and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than by decorating your apartment. But when you live in an apartment — even a spacious one — it can be hard to thread the needle between decking the halls and making them feel cluttered.
Read on for a few awesome space-saving ideas to try when decorating your apartment for the season.
- Go miniature or create your own makeshift tree.
Unless you’ve opted to live in one of our high-ceilinged apartments, you may not be able to spring for the biggest tree on the lot. But a tiny tree, complete with fairy lights and propped up on a small bench or basket, can be just as pretty and oh-so-cute! Or, for another clever idea, DIY your own tree by placing some shelves across the rungs of a ladder and filling them with ornaments and other holiday knickknacks.
- Stock up on holiday-scented candles.
The sense of smell is extremely powerful — perhaps the most powerful of all our senses. So besides adding color and cozy lighting to a room without taking up too much space, a few strategically-placed candles will make the whole apartment smell like clove or peppermint or gingerbread or countless other seasonal aromas, instantly putting you in a festive mood!
- Add small decorations in unexpected or unused spaces.
When looking for ways to add holiday cheer to every room, examine the spaces that usually go unadorned. For instance, try hanging a few ornaments on your shower hooks for an easy way to glam up your shower curtain. Or use ribbon to hang wreaths and ornaments from your cabinets and doors. You can even display all those holiday cards this way!
- Switch out your blankets and pillows.
There’s nothing better than cozying up with loved ones this time of year. Why not do that and decorate at the same time? A few holiday-themed throw pillows and a brightly-colored red or green blanket — especially if you have a neutral color scheme throughout the rest of the room — can add pops of cheer and really jazz up your living space without adding additional clutter.
Decorating your home with these space-saving tips is sure to up your holiday cheer levels, so what are you waiting for? Put on some Christmas tunes, pour yourself some mulled wine or hot cocoa and transform your space into a beautiful holiday wonderland!
Story by wpadmin