Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It's All About Vignettes

Vignettes says it all this month @ Buckeystown Design Co-Op.   
Come accessorize your home for summer.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Inky Interiors

It's a  dark rainy day here in the Washington DC area. 
 On overcast days like this I'm drawn to inky interiors.  I could see myself spending some time in any of these rooms---dark and moody or not outside.



Are you in the mood?

More moody rooms on my Pinterest page Inky Interiors.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Chinoiserie Front Porch

My front porch has changed many times over the years, but the one constant has been my bench.  This year my Chinese Chippendale planter and blue and white garden stools complete the chinoiserie look.

Bench, Chinese Chippendale Planter, Chinoiserie Garden Stools

One of my favorite features about my house is the side-facing door.   

Side-Facing Front Door
The garage doors don't face the street either.   
Entering from the garage creates a different view of the porch.

Entrance From the Garage

A few years ago I painted my front door navy.  I haven't gotten tired of it yet.  Have you noticed I've been adding navy to my decor?  Is navy becoming my new black?  
 Naw, I'll never give up black.

Front Door Wreath with New Navy/White Striped Ribbon

The chinoiserie garden stools were originally on the screened porch.  
They don't exactly match each other.  I like that about them.
Chinoiserie Garden Stool
Chinoiserie Garden Stool

The fern seems very happy in the Chinese Chippendale planter.   I originally purchased this planter  to use as a Christmas tree stand.   I'll still use it for that this winter.

Chinese Chippendale Planter With A Fern

A Closer Look at the Chinese Chippendale Planter

Do you change your porch every Spring?