Wednesday, July 30, 2008

100th post & Caribbean eye candy

Confession: I started blogging because I was a little lonely.

Now I should quickly add that I have wonderful friends I've known for decades but they're spread out all over the country. I also had experienced the all too familiar moving away of friends that is the hallmark of living in a transient area such as Washington, DC. So, along with having a design addiction, I think I was hoping blogging would fill a void.

My sincerest thanks to everyone who has visited my blog, left comments, emailed me and welcomed me as a visitor to their blog. Your kindness, humor and, of course, great talent for design, has made blogging more than I could have expected. Thank you! For all those Swedish bloggers who I visit and leave comments for in english - Tack så mycket!


In celebration of my 100th post, here are some caribbean design images. Back in 1989 when my interior design magazine addiction began (I remember it well!), I fell in love with British colonial furniture and the West Indies aesthetic. The image above is from the hotel Round Hill in Jamaica. The symmetry is wonderful. If this were a private home, imagine how cheery it would be to come home to it!

Designer India Hicks, image via Domino


Bob Greenspan, Orange County Register


Living etc.

Fustic House, designer Oliver Messel via Lime in the Coconut

I think these painted aqua floors are brilliant!
Round Hill resort, Jamaica (above and two images below) I want these ceilings!


The Blue Beach house by designer Phoebe Howard

22 comments:

Linda Lou said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR 100TH POST. YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BLOG. I LOVE CARIBBEAN STYLE - I HAVE BEEN THERE TWICE, THE COLOR OF THE WATER THERE IS HARD TO BEAT!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Happy 100th! I do enjoy your blog!
And, I love those Ralph Lauren plantation chairs!

Cote de Texas said...

Congratulations!!! I love your blog - it makes me sad you are lonely! aw :(

anyway- how weird is it that we both posted about the same thing on the same day? great minds..... hahah!!!!


congrats on your 100th!
Joni

Ann said...

Hi,
You so kindly gave me guidance on choosing exterior trim color and haven't done a thing yet!!I actually have primed the bottom windows but have yet to scrape or sand entire top floor. So daunting. I so appreciate your ideas--actually leaning toward dark grey/green color now...
Ann

pve design said...

One hundred! A centennial celebration of delight!
Love your blog, lots of nice things and so glad we
connected in the blogosphere. Funny how the things we love can inspire and bring one another together.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Yum to the 9th Power!!!


Happy 100th!!! Lovin' your bloggy!

London Calling said...

Happy Blog-day! I want those ceilings too. We're working on it. The current debate is to paint them or not to paint them. (As in Hamlet-"That is the question." Smiles, LC

Diane said...

What a lovely post and blog

corine @ Hidden In France said...

Here to celebrate too!

I know what you mean about lonely. No matter how full your life is, there is a need to communicate and connect with people who really get us, generous people without an agenda who share our interests. Blogging absolutely fills a void for me that I didn't even know was there.

Love Your Homes said...

Congrats...100 postings, marvellous work. I have a long way to go, I'll try to keep it up.
For now I've turned my porch into a painting studio for my kitchen furniture, they will become Gustavian greyish. The weather is sunny and hot....Ingela

K said...

Hooray for 100!

I love, love, love this Caribbean look. I have always loved it and never really new what to call it. Thanks! Beautiful pics!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

The first 100. Good job!

This is what I keep hoping to rent on the Outer Banks, NC. Never seems to work out that way...

katiedid said...

Happy Happy! It seems like yesterday to me that I started blogging. Does it feel that way to you too? I am glad you did start, because we all get to benefit from your great eye.

Pigtown-Design said...

YAY! Congrats on 100!

Alkemie said...

Congratulations on you 100th post!! LOVE the turquoise living room!

Fifi Flowers said...

Congrats! 100 posts! What a wonderful place to celebrate... the Caribbean... let's toast with some tropical drinks... umbrellas and fruit on a stick... I can picture it right there in our hands... CHEERS TO YOU!
Fifi

Charlie said...

Congratulations on your 100th! I am so pleased to finally have contacted you after all this time. I enjoy your blog so much, I am glad I found my way here! Here's to your next 10,000 or a book...hmmm

Charlie

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Hey gorgeous lady -

congratulations on your 100th post -

I would like to make a correction here - it should read -

"friends all over the WORLD"

(so I can be included!) not just all over the country:-)

MARIA said...

Hi
Found your dream house at http://www.ctcottageindustries.com/
Go and have a look. It is from an other angel.
Love the lime floor! And all the rest you are serving us. Congrat.
Maria

Mary Kay said...

Hi and congratulations! I don't know how I found you, but glad I did. Love the photos of your friends tall planters, and of course the kitty too! -Mary Kay

Marnie said...

100 posts - well done - i understand your comments about filling voids and connecting with people who share the same interests -

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

oooh, I will be in DC in Jan. Maybe we can have a coffee?

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