Driving along the streets of south Denver nearing my grandmother’s house, I always looked for the ceramic swan on her porch, then I would know I was there. My granddaughters will look for the orange door!
I am always amazed by the transformational power of simple paint. Garage sale and old pieces of furniture suddenly look fresh and take on a new personality.
“This is our first grown-up house,” Doug told his co-worker. At this stage of my life (and it may change!) I am looking for calm respites and soothing colors. The bright southwest decorations and farmhouse tchotchkes are all packed up in the garage.
Start with a solid base of color. The greige walls, beige couch, grey sofa, and darker grey chairs are blended with brown leather dining chairs and a white table. Touches of white and colorful accents, like the clock and pillows, blend everything together. Sheep skin throws, wool pillows, and other natural textures are used throughout.
I am home most of the time and my husband comes home from work looking for respite, so our home is set up to be a restoring, comfortable place filled with love, treasures, and life. However you decorate, fill your home with things you love, colors that inspire you, and aspects that fit your lifestyle. La douceur du foyer- Home sweet Home.