Front Door With A Flourish
We have been looking for a new colour for the front door and the door to a small studio. It has been Farrow and Ball 'Cooking Apple Green' for a while - but is a bit wishy/washy I think. There are so many interesting colours about that it has taken a lot of thought.
|'Cooking Apple Green'|
The green is a very trendy colour at present but we need a change - something a bit more dynamic perhaps? And then I saw this and was wowed ! (Sadly Mr Whizz Kid was away so he had no say).
|'Passion Flower' by Dulux|
It reminded me of all those bright and zingy flowers in the garden that I so love ...
We always have plenty of passion flowers in the garden - they are cheap to buy and grow rapidly with very little help. I love the deep hues and this paint colour will make a cheerful statement - (Mr Whizz Kid thinks it is to be grey as the undercoat yesterday was grey - what a shock for him when he gets home today - he prefers pale and neutral)!
And finally this was my major inspiration - some stunning screen printed fabric by Kerrie McNeil at The Time And Space Gallery in Bath. So a little boldness crept into my choice ...
|Front door finally finished in 'Passion Flower' by Dulux|
|Studio door with stained panel by Mr Whizz Kid|
And this is my view when looking out of the front door ... a huge Magnolia tree, (Grandiflora), which has huge creamy flowers throughout most of the year - they only last a short while but smell quite delicious. The leaves are always a rich dark evergreen - makes me feel like 'country in the city' all year round.
|I so love the Magnolia|
Well Mr Whizz Kid came home, saw the doors and ABSOLUTELY HATED THEM !!!
|Another lovely from Charles Renee Mackintosh|
Butterfly Flower, Bowling 1912
How could he not like this amazing colour with all its connotations of beautiful flowers?
Repaint - maybe?
Little House Swap Finally Over Phew!
Finally a big thank you to my swap partner Theresa in Portugal who sent me the prettiest little house swap, which I received this morning ...
|Cute little robin and window with flowers|
|Creamy house with spotted chimney|
Her sewing skills are obviously a lot better than mine and I love the little red robin. Thank you xx