This week is all about getting the shops ‘Holiday’ ready, so I have been drawing much inspiration in all shades of red. The above display at the Home store was what started it off. A look over my photo feed over the last few months has lots of red inspiration injected into it, with an appearance of my beloved dahlias, here and there. And of course tomatoes & apples in tons of variations on the hue.
I have shared in the past my love of Instagram. I find it so inspiring. Snippets & snapshots of all my favorite things by many of my favorite folks. It is also an outlet for me to share little pieces of beauty or inspiration throughout my day. From the first eve of Summer on the deck at WestWard, to a little tableau of shop goods, to a shot of the jasmine growing up the wall at The Gainsborough into our living room window, excitement over a new book written by a friend, to the passing of someone I have long admired–moments to share.
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A lovely, lovely Sunday to you! We have our 8 year old godson Magnus and his family coming over to the island this afternoon. He had said to TPS awhile back that he wanted to cook with him sometime, so today is the day. Can’t wait to see what they whip up for us!
The varying hues of blue, from cobalt to the lightest lightest sky blue are the color inspiration of the day. I find it so interesting how a color starts to grab you, and you start noticing it in big & small ways. Like a customer wearing a denim jacket that is worn to perfection or leafing through a design magazine and your eye goes right to the beautifully blue plates on a table setting. I tip my hat to blue in many forms.
The sun was out yesterday as well as today and it just feels so darn good. It has me again thinking of and being inspired by yellow. In many things, in many ways.
This Wine & Dine Wednesday is not about a particular place to dine or about a stellar bottle of wine. It is about one of the reasons I jump out of bed on Wednesday morning with excitement and run to open the front door and quickly dive into our copy of The New York Times. I leaf through all the sections to find the one that makes my heart go pitter patter, Food. The very best of recipes, new foods out in the market (many of which have found their way on to the Watson Kennedy shelves), restaurant reviews, wine reviews, interviews with chefs, cookbook mentions–my head is generally spinning with happiness as there is just so much good stuff covered each week. If reading about food inspires you, then check it out. A great way to start the middle of the week!
As the light each day stays a bit longer, color becomes more bold, less muted. Yellow has caught my eye this week, being the inspiration on this Friday. Mixed with a little green, or orange, or brown, or just full-on bright yellow, it is such a joyous color to revel in, in whatever form it takes.
Such a spectacular time of year. You can draw inspiration at every turn. The light drawing out the reds, yellows, browns and oranges–the colors of the season. Here is a little inspiration in those hues.
I spent most of yesterday at the showrooms ordering things for the shops. Must have been all that color I was surrounded by that got me motivated by colors in many shades & hues, shapes & sizes. A sampling of some things that caught my eye this fine morning. And yes, tomatoes keep topping the list. Can’t get enough of tomatoes…
Spending several days looking at goods in all shapes and sizes, I scrolled through this morning and was drawn to white in many forms. So soothing. I also love that whites can be creamy, to yellow-y to pink-y, also with hints of brown. In whatever shade, in whatever form–that is my design inspiration for the day.
My inspiration in a certain color often takes flight from a single item. In this case it was the peony style tulips from the Market on Saturday that got my mind churning. The variation of oranges just so incredibly vivid and varied. From warm tones to cool, here is a bit of orange inspiration as we begin our Tuesday and I begin my week.