Saturday, June 14, 2008
Our friend Roger has restored his wonderful 1849 house with perfect attention to period colors and details. You can see "Victoria Villas" picked out in faded black paint over the front door.
In the kitchen, the big window throws light onto an inadvertent still life.
In the traditional garden (gasp a big garden in a city!) a blue bench hides behind the lavender bush and the pink roses.
In the street behind Roger's all the houses are painted different colors. I liked the blue one. And there was a Moroccan coral one and a successful yellow.
The two lilac ones weren't quite so wonderful - when I'm in charge of the world, I will reserve that color only for flowers.
There is something I like about this very quiet classical color scheme.