Decorator Joe Nye’s Beverly Hills apartment is featured in this month’s House Beautiful. The answer to the question posed on this month’s cover, “What Makes A Room Look Great?” in Joe Nye’s case is stuff–but not just stuff–glorious stuff–colorful stuff–the right stuff.
Meanwhile back in Rockridge I’m trying to get rid of all my stuff. But Joe’s apartment inspired an epiphany–I’m not only getting rid of stuff–I’m making room for the right stuff.
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My good friend KRB came to visit this week and marveled at the simple design and beautiful moss on my garden fence. I’d never thought twice about it, but having a fresh pair of eyes around brought my attention to the worthiness of my everyday.
I. and I realized we love the fence so much, we want to replace the other two sides of the garden (that have a different, less mossy, less charmingly simple design of fence) with it. Many thanks to our fresh set of eyes.
Strong midday sun upper left, dappled sun and wisteria blossoms on the deck, a new terra cotta pot and seeds
Seeds: (clockwise from upper left) Black Watchman Old Fashioned Hollyhocks, Love in a Mist Mulberry Rose Nigella, Heirloom Pepperbox Poppy, Scented Nicotiana Jasmine Alata, and Parisian Pink French Larkspur
And a song for all of you:
Oh Happy Day sung by the Oh Happy Day Spirituals from their album the Oh Happy Day Spirituals!
Yes, a third sofa for my under 1,200 square foot craftsman.
It’s working its groove thing in my dining room right now. And has no feet. Yet.