Tuesday, July 27, 2010

(un)mellow yellow


A few last bits from De Wiersse ~ the wisteria in bloom was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I have almost finished uploading all the Netherlands photographs (see here!). Just a few more to go.

Transitioning back to this side of the Atlantic. . . there was a little piece in this month's Elle Decor that caught my eye, about the reinterpretation of some of the rooms at Monticello (if you blinked you would have missed it). The dining room has had a most dramatic makeover ~ going from periwinkle blue to a vibrant chrome yellow. And for the first time, the second floor and famous Dome Room will be open to the public. If you are interested, there's a good post here with lots more information and some really fabulous photographs.

7 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

Wisteria makes me wistful. The most heartbreaking incidence I ever saw was a cloud of it hanging over a brick wall in the most beautiful part of the college hill neighborhood in Providence, one damp spring day 35 years ago, in love for the first time. I still go back to look at it.

Tara Dillard said...

White wisteria was in full bloom in a mature loblolly pine along a nothing ticky-tacky commercial/residential not too safe of an area road.

Stopped my car, got out, and got the pic. Alas, still a slide.

Years later, clear in my mind's eye.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

home before dark said...

Love the beauty of wisteria. Also love the metaphor. It may look fragile but it is strong enough to take down the barn if the barn isn't ready for such vigorous affection.

Wistfully looking forward to JCB wedding news. Now why would this picture make me think of that?

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Yes, I saw the little write up and was so excited. A house museum in Elle Decor, yippee!
I've never seen the dome room but am actually more interested in the tiny utilitarian stair that leads up to it. I'll have to pay another visit one of these days.

BWS said...

Oh great, they open the Dome Room, after I am able to climb up those stairs. Oh well...

Anonymous said...

Great news from Monticello. Perfect setting for an evening wine taste . . .KDM

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD said...

I thought the yellow was a superb look for the room. Sophisticated, sunny and not too formal.