Wednesday, June 16, 2010

That Stripped Down Summer Look

I've always loved the look of Summer rooms... abandoned by the owners, or pared down to keep things cool. Slipcovers, sisal mats, blue and white porcelains, and slowly revolving ceiling fans are elements that come to mind. Here, I took the toss pillows off of my small white settee to give a more "Summer" look. One of my old New York friends, the late Gordon McCollum, always had Summer slipcovers for his double drawing room in the townhouse he lived in in lower Manhattan, all white, with lots of multi colored pillows. Outdoor rooms are great too, especially by a pool or the sea. Have some lemonade or an iced tea, find a good book, and put your feet up and RELAX ! Enjoy ! DF *****