Blue, blue, blue

Design by Joseph Minton. Photo by Emily Minton Redfield for Traditional Home.

Maybe it's because it's December, the approaching the holidays, the long nights and short days that I'm drawn to these vivid blues.  I'm not usually fond of bright color, formal interiors (or trim on pillows), but all week, I've been stealing glances of this room by Joseph Minton.  I just want to cradle that plump Fortuny pillow, lie back on the chenille sofa (Rose Tarlow fabric, by the way) and stretch out my flannel pajama-clad legs on that gorgeous ottoman. 

Design by Joseph Minton. Photo by Emily Minton Redfield for Traditional Home.

Here's another photo of the room, plus there's 17 more for you to see at Traditional Home (link above).  Another bonus is that the on-line article includes the sources for many of the fabrics and furnishings Minton used throughout the home.  I think it's time my sofa had some new pillows. 

The Last Roses

While walking around Beacon Hill on Saturday, Jon and I noticed climbing roses against a brick house. It was surprising to see roses on a cold fall day and I liked the contrast of bright, white flowers and shiny leaves against old red brick. 

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you, as always, for reading my blog!

F.D. Hodge Interiors - Junior League of Boston Show House

The Junior League of Boston's 2012 Show House is underway at The Potter Estate on the grounds of the Jackson-Walnut Park Schools in Newton.  The Show House is open until Sunday, November 18th, if you haven't had a chance to visit yet.  I went on Sunday just to see this room by Frank Hodge, one of my favorite designers.  It's an elegant, spacious study with chocolate brown Venetian plaster on the walls, a fireplace, sitting area and beautiful art and objects. 

Photo by Michael J. Lee from of F.D. Hodge Interiors.  Room designed by F.D. Hodge Interiors
Not visible in the photo above is this striking painting by Victoria Adams over a small sofa in the sitting area.  Frank has featured Adams' paintings in his designs before and you can read about them both in earlier posts here and here.

Lowlands 116  by Victoria Adams, 2012.  Oil on Linen - 24 x 24, from  F.D. Hodge Interiors
It's a stand-out room not to be missed. The Show House features rooms by other notable Boston-area designers as well.  Details about the Show House plus tickets and directions can be found at the Junior League of Boston's Show House website hereEnjoy!