My son and I spent the morning at Stone Barns in Westchester County, NY. http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/ The weather...beautiful, my date...well, yummy! I always find inspiration for decorating from Mother Nature. One of the most common concerns people have when decorating their home is how to pull colors together to create an inviting space. Use the colors in Mother Nature as a guide. Today, I found inspiration from the stones used to make the buildings, the rolling landscape and the animals. I could pull together an entire color palette using the various blues, greens, browns, beiges, creams and pinks found in the above mentioned. Are you inspired by nature?
Love this rooster gate!
And, how can you not be inspired by the colors and textures of animals?
We saw sixteen baby lambs! This little guy was born six hours prior to our visit!
(As a mommy to little ones, I know how this mommy ewe feels given that she is sleeping standing up!)
From just this photo I could pull together a very soothing room full of texture with various shades of white, cream, beige with hints of pale pink!
There is a charming little cafe on the grounds that sells Mast Brothers Chocolate. These might be the most gorgeous chocolate bar wrappers I've ever seen! I thought about buying one, but at $9.00 a bar I decided to pass. Now, I'm wondering just how delicious they must have been...they are handmade chocolates (not that I'm a chocolate snob...it all tastes good, right?) Have you ever had this brand of chocolate?
I would love to have these flowers (called succulents), I mean candles for al fresco dining...all four in the little container would be perfect!