"We are what we believe we are."
C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer Colour

 After spending the entire fall and winter in monochromatic black outfits I feel like summer is an entirely new world, and I'm a new person in that world.
It's at the very least a mindset shift!
Decorating the garden, the porch and the house has all been an exercise in colour flow this spring.  I like to make sure the colours of the flowers, dishes and linens I'm using flow together yet they need to be vibrant and summery.  I guess it's a decorative colour story, and it's not dissimilar to the colour story I'm wearing these days.
Embroidered jacket by Velvet.
Kayu bag.

A surprise urn tucked around a corner.

Dress by Velvet.
It's not black!

Begonias on the porch. 


Table for two on the terrace.

Plummy blue and white.

Coral pink and blue.
xoxDani

6 comments:

  1. Love that dress. I like Velvet as a brand. I'm craving colour after such a long winter. I need to add some more colour to my home. XO

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    1. Jen it was the longest winter ever, still can't believe it's finally summer! xxx

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  2. Your patio and yard look lovely! Spring and summer are the most wonderful times of year. The quality of the light seems to make colors more vibrant. I hope you do some summer outfit stories.

    I end up wearing a lot of black in summer simply because my work wardrobe is mainly dark neutrals. I do pull out a lot of white and cream in summer though and scarves add color. My house hasn't got a neutral area anywhere! It's all brilliant color, picture Talavera colors. It seems so appropriate to have bright color in the desert.

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    1. SD it does seem appropriate. Sounds so nice! You're very busy working and I would wear black too, especially with the travel you do. xxx

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  3. Love love your china, please send it to me immediately. Tried to post yesterday but for some reason I wasn't able to - love your garden, so inviting, I picture sitting and having a lovely buttery chardonnay, pistachios, and strawberries. Never wearing black again until October - I am into shabby chique linen - all wrinkled and pretending to be from the South of France Anna26x -

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    1. Anna yes not sure what's going on with my comments but I'm also not getting notifications that they're are any... ugh wish I was more of a tech brain.
      YES to linen! xxx

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