Happy weekend! I am down in Tampa, Florida to visit my family, and, ooh-la-la, the weather couldn’t been more awful. Of course, it’s my luck that I drive down to sunny Florida in the middle of Tropical Storm Debby. So much for being outside, for hitting the beach… Of course, I hightailed to to fabulous St. Petersburg, FL yesterday despite the atrocious weather to do some antiquing on Central Avenue, but I was drenched after carrying my sundry purchases back to the trusty Subaru.
But enough about my weather-driven woes.
What’s on my design-minded mind today, you ask?
Well, two things.
First off, I am so tired of the whole polished nickel hardware phase that we all went through a few years back. I am talking about polished nickel pulls on kitchen cabinets, for instance. I have removed anything polished nickel in my life and replaced it with oil-rubbed bronze, my new default. Oil-rubbed bronze goes with absolutely everything, and I love its dark and moody hue.
Second on my list? Awnings! I am just crazy for a good awning: An awning can add so much impact to a facade that lacks verve. Think bright colors, stripes, scalloping, whimsical struts… Have fun with your awnings… Make a statement, and take your home from ho-hum to home run.
Here are a few images of awnings to inspire you.