|villa in Umbria|
Here goes Nat again dreaming of a Fixer-Upper. I don’t really want this house because if it were mine I would have to become a soccer Mom. One of those Moms that has to drive the kids to all parts of the world. I’m much better on my bike for the quick drop off.
But wait... there is so much potential in this house and it wants to be loved. Dream along with me just for the moment … because it is SUMMER and summer is for dreaming.
|potential like crazy|
In the garden I would have a ladder garden with Morning Glories, and Sweet Peas, climbing all over seven ladders painted in shades of blue and purple. Then in the winter it would just be the structures. A simple stone maze laid out on the ground in a design of river stones and Lobelia. In the center of the maze there would be a French set of curvy metal garden chairs and a table to have a cappuccino or 2.
Inside – oh my I always had the dream to have different rooms designated for different activities. There would be a studio for me (certainly with southern access light) a music, art and study room for the girls. We would have two guest rooms for the endless flow of guests and family. There would be a movie room. There would be a library room with wall to wall books and a cozy couch and big chair in velvet and linen slip covers for the summer and spring. The kitchen would be intimate enough to hang out in and bake all the time.
|pink, gray. red- what color is it?|
Elisa would get a puppy.
I might even have a small room with lock and key with gorgeous painted walls in motif and some splendid photographs in black and white. Then at times I would go in that room with a cup of something steamy hot or icy cold and I would sit in the a big chair and stare at the walls and photographs and then when I came back out I would be recharged and ready to kick it!! The girls would say yah we have a new Mama and Alfredo might even at times beg me to go to the lock and key room. He would say “dai solo dieci mininuti vai!”
|or is this villa orange?|
|wine cellar or work shop or |
retail shop filled with gorgeous furniture?
The walls I would do in hot colors, oranges, pinks, kiwi greens, shades of blue, Venetian stucco with motif, gold leaf, tinted waxes, pearl and bronze, rich brown. Then there would also be a section of the house that was white and grey for a simple refreshing contrast. I would go crazy painting and restoring the old doors.
|for sitting under the rain|
The terrace would be crawling with Bougainvilleas and Hydrangeas in vases. I would have parties where we served cocktails or mulled wine or even just hot tea.
|color inspiration red-orange with ochre and pink|
|here's a lesion for you shabby chic freakers study up!|
Then I would have enough money so that once a week a little team of MEN would come and clean the whole house in two hours flat “in out no one gets hurt”.
|hangin out on the steps.. wait are we in Brooklyn?|
If you had a fixer-upper what strange dreamy space would you create? I give you permission to think out of the box, because it is SUMMERTIME.