Welcome back! If you’re viewing this on the regular website, no you’re not in the wrong place. It was long overdue for a more mature look. The only thing that’s missing are palm leaves, but as wordpress.com is a free website, I’ll take it as it is. There are going to be some changes in the near future, but that’s for another time.
I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon this stunning South African home. Designed by Sue Bond, this home is a master lesson in neutrals done right. She would be a great candidate to give that particular lesson or to even write a book.
Let’s start with that stunning view in the photo above. Can you imagine how amazing 360 degrees of that is? I’d be right at home with mountains in my view, however the article by Conde Nast mentions the Atlantic Ocean. That would be cool, too.
Every gardener needs a few flower pots- a few for inside the house and a few for outside.
A good flower pot sets the mood the way a good pillow does. It helps to fine tune your atmosphere, whether you’re going for a clean look in a japanese garden or something a little more elaborate for a french or an english garden.
This was one of those pictures that stopped me in my tracks. Designed by Jessica Buckley Interiors, the intensity and depth of the blue grasscloth wallpaper is captivating. It’s called Blueberry by Phillip Jefferies. I’m making note of this for my next house. Next to the couch, that’s the best wow factor of the room. But then, I’m biased because I’m drawn to everything blue. I do have to say though that I love how the soft vintage pinks of the chairs adds a calm elegance to the room and adds a sense of history right next to the fireplace. The rug is another key factor to this room. While it’s still strong in colors, it’s not saturated like the walls and couch yet it still manages to add color and fun to the room and tie it all in. The glass coffee table keeps it light and its gold frame adds glamor (You can never go wrong with glamor. After all, we all want a little bit of it in our life. This is where we can get it.)
Happy birthday, United States of America!!!
Hopefully you’re like me and the rest of America, taking a nice long weekend to celebrate.
I’m taking it a little easy this week. Do feel free to check out this post I did last year on the theory of creating stunning red, white, and blue rooms.
How did your weekend go?