Sunday, May 29, 2016
Blue is just the Queen in the hot summer time! It's feeling very summer like today with high humidity so it is time to have a table set outside beside the blue hydrangeas. They are paired with my Blue Willow plates and blue and white toile tablecloth. Water pitchers of blue, white and clear hold freshly cut hydrangeas. My mother's vintage sugar and creamer silver hold pink roses from the yard. Silver mercury glass candleholders hold a bird's nest and white candle.
"Moving from London to the country was a spur of the moment decision for Kate and Jake Forman. A Sunday lunch party in Hampshire, turned out to be the impetus which set changes in motion." “We arrived at this pretty little Georgian farmhouse – idyllically set in fields of wild flowers and ripe corn. I remember thinking how really perfect it was.”
Kate also noticed excitement written on the faces of their host and hostess. “They explained they had just signed a deal on a house to buy nearby. They were so happy. So who’s moving in to rent this gorgeous house - I thought to myself. Hang on. I think it might be me.”
"Kate Forman is now an established brand, distinctive and timeless. Her versatile and relaxed designs are used in many of today's modern interiors across the world."
Kate Forman is not new to design but her continuing pretty fabrics keep her fresh and always one to count on for a harmonious look. I got lost in the beauty of the colors used on Kate's site as she has so many colorful options that sing to my heart. Do this room catch your attention? It certainly made me notice. Living in a time where many homes are washed in neutrals, Kate brings color that warms and cheers the home's disposition.
How could anyone resist such a pretty look! The blue of the walls and the red fabric on the table bring this room to life. This is the Red Thelma tablecloth. The wall color is repeated in accessories.
Pretty color on the furniture is picked up in the curtains.
Pink Ticking Sofa
A different stripe here.
Lots of blue choices....
Red Josephine Sofa
Knoll sofa, like the one we saw on Downton Abbey, but much more comfortable I am sure. The color is red, but it is a pinky red. This sofa would look really good in my living room. One can dream....
You need so little else when you bring in such beautiful color.
Strong wall color pairs so prettily with the window treatment and chair fabrics.
I have shared with you the colors I am so drawn to but there are many more to see on Kate's site. I received no compensation for this post.
Red Josephine curtains
You can visit Kate at her site here.
But oh so beautiful!
Monday, May 23, 2016
We have really pretty blooms on the oleanders and the blue hydrangeas. I am happy to share them with you today.
The bowl on top of the feeder is an attempt to keep the squirrels from stealing all the bird food. The hydrangeas and oleanders are blooming at the same time and we are enjoying the combination of colors.
I had hoped I would have enough blooms to do a vignette with the hydrangeas this year but I don't think I will. We had alot of the wood to die off last year so the blue hydrange bushes by the back porch are smaller over all this year.
Maybe no playing with them, we'll see.
Does anyone recognize these flowers below that are on my back porch? They are such pretty colors but I don't know if they like shade or sun. My daughter bought them for me but they had no tag.
A baby goose is called a gosling. A group of geese is called a gaggle. What a cute gaggle of goslings!
Parents are very attentive! The gaggle of goslings grew. ;)
This little flower is covered in dust from the sanding the infamous pine table. Anyone recognize this flower?
Do you see the bird?
Another mystery flower!
Sunday, May 22, 2016
What a magical home we will visit today. When I happened upon a few of Louise Townsend's photos, I could feel my heart beating faster and my stomach got butterflies. Louise lives in England in a area that is so visually enchanting you wonder how such a place could really exist. She writes, "I was born on one side of Dartmoor and now live on the other. Having graduated with a first in Textile Design from Chelsea College of Art and inspired by my Devonian surroundings I print in a studio here on the farm. I draw, mark make and print textiles onto natural fabrics."
Louise shared she has always loved florals. She "was inspired by her grandmother who seemed to bring the garden inside with different flower fabrics in each room. Never overwhelming, just pretty with a wonderful eye for colour, not a neutral in sight! Her father was in the Navy so they moved around a lot as a family, so she loved living here for twenty four years and bring her family up on one place. She feels they are very lucky and knows it's a special spot."
Her home, especially this room, this blue painted room made me gasp out loud. The flowers and produce were grown on her property. The views from her home are remarkable. I hope you enjoy the tour.
Louise referred to this following photo as "pug hot water bottle."
Yes, that's her husband.....
You can visit Louise here.