Articles by Sue
Summer is a breath away. A close, warm, and possibly humid breath. Bedrooms get so stuffy in summer, don’t they?! At a time of day when I want to sleep comfortably on cool sheets, windows open, crickets chirping, I get restless sleep and wake up to close the windows and turn the AC on. Crabby? You got it!
The 2018 Color of the Year was just announced and its “Gold Rush,” a glitzy champagne gold that warms up a room like a sunrise in July. But we don’t think of it as big news here because we have already seen lighting in gold, champagne and brass finishes igniting rooms with a chic note. Paired with former award-winning colors like velvety navy and deep moss green in décor, gold finishes give the room a fresh appeal.
We’re out the door now that it’s finally spring. After a freezing cold rainy week the sun is shining. Is your chaise lounge calling? You see it in your mind’s eye: a party at your house. You’re on the patio, candles flickering, and slushy drinks at the ready. You hear the cars arrive in the driveway and out front of the house. You hear voices laughing. It’s going to be a great night.
Dressing the house for the holidays is so much fun. It could be because so many of the decorations are collected over time, arranged in a new way each year. And adding something special to the collection is part of the fun.
You get up early to get to the farmer’s market and pick out the best peppers and shallots for fall salads, and pears that you’ll savor with your favorite pork tenderloin recipe. You head for the kitchen when you get home and get the $5 bouquet into water. The morning’s bounty is covering the counter and fills the sink. You grab the iPad and look for some new recipes that fit this beautiful season.