Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Bold And The Beautiful

My friends, Gary and Jeanne Beck, have just painted their front doors. A bold choice. I love it. It's too easy these days to get caught up in the "you've gotta have this", or "this is THE color right now". Personally. I enjoy taking risks and decorating for "me", and what makes me happy. Many will turn up their noses, but that's o.k......I love coming "home" every day. You should too.
Below are a few bold images that inspire me, some more dramatic than others. Do you like to get creative and take risks in your home, or like a couture fashion show, are some things beautiful, bizarre, and interesting on the runway but too much for real life?

Eggplant cabinets!

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner



  1. Loving your friends front doors. Oh my goodness the plane, looks fantastic. Mimi xx

  2. Hello,

    I love also your friend front doors and the other pics looks beautiful.

    Have a nice weekend my dear!

  3. i am loving the front doors!!!
    and am tortured by some of the other examples you have posted.

    gorgeous!! xx

  4. I wish I were brave and bold. But alas I am not. Scale I can do. Black I can do. Art I can do. Color and pattern on walls and furniture and floors is where the trouble starts.

    I enjoyed looking at these, especially those that were more subtly bold. (Is that even possible?)


  5. These are fabulous! I'm loving that front porch and wonderful staircase. Have a delightful weekend, Kellie xx

  6. Just love those doors as well as all the inspiration here!! I agree - you have to decorate for yourself!! I would take more chances but other half is quite conservative so it's always a toned down version of myself!!

  7. Oh where do I start on all of these fabulous designs! For starters, love the front doors. I always reckon they should be bold, bold, bold. For it is the one spot where a home can have a little cheekiness without it appearing at all gauche.

    Then, so many other lovely things here. That bathroom with the wacky black and white mosaic floor tiles which have a life of their own, and that outdoor piazza sort of thing with the veggie garden beds. Ooh, would like to go play there! Virginia xx

  8. gosh all these colours are divine, love them all and those doors...amazing
    Claudia xo

  9. Decoration in each room is hard, but you did it perfectly, so neat and clean it is!! these colours are divine, I enjoyed looking at these, especially those that were more subtly bold.

  10. I love everything you post here. Excellent photography. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Kathy: I've been terribly AWOL. Two, too many balls in the air. I've missed everyone. Love your Tony Duquette, Dawnridge image. I am trying to catch Hutton's book signing for his new jewelry book at Bonhams in NYC, when I go home for Thanksgiving. I'm scheming for that outdoor garden area.

  12. Giving thanks to you and your wonderful blog, and the support of mine. Have a good holiday my friend. Kevin

  13. Kathy,

    I know I have been remiss, away too long, with a new hip, rehab and all!

    I like to take risks, in art, in accent colors and walls, in mixing it all up!

    Please Come and enter in My 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways. There are so many exciting & special Gifts! Tis the Season!


    Art by Karena

  14. Including from our friend Liz at Dovecote Decor!!



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