Happy day…cool morning breezes, a hot cup of tea and the September issue of House Beautiful…I have been crazed with rehearsals and performances lately so I relish my quiet time, especially when it comes on such a gorgeous day…the tag line for the September House Beautiful is “the Art of Color” and they deliver with bold, vibrant interiors but the stand out for me is Betsy Brown‘s “Tone on Tone” design for an 1855 Greek Revival plantation house in Possum Bend, Alabama…rich with texture, this neutral palette allows the art and furniture to take center stage…when asked why she loves neutrals so much, the designer replied, ” What I really love are objects, and neutrals offer a non-competing stage for them. For me, objects are the compelling drama in any house. But neutrals are also undemanding in a deep kind of way: a room that looks like it was effortless to create is so much easier to relax in, and neutrals look easy to pull off even if they’re not.”
The photos in today’s post feature this brilliantly designed Alabama home but interestingly they are not the images used for the House Beautiful spread…I discovered these photos on Betsy Brown’s website! I want you to have a chance to enjoy the article and interiors as I did this morning…my hope is that they enhance your experience and whet your appetite for more (plus, the styling and furniture placement for HB is very different!)…please enjoy!
photos from Betsy Brown