I apologize for not posting this week. My site got updated, but the photo part crashed and it took some time to get everything in order so I could post again. Thank you for bearing with me. I also had to learn to use the new system, which will make it easier to load and transfer photos into my blog, which was time consuming. This shortens the task a bit.
Let me say right upfront, I like ranch homes, especially the ones that have been renovated and updated to reflect their often new young owners. Many early ranch homes employed an open living concept long before it became de rigueur. This home had already been architecturally updated, but the interior design had not. The young owners required a quick turnaround time, and New York designer Patrick Mele took on the challenge completing it in one summer. I first saw Mele’s work in an issue of CT Cottage and Garden and have since become a huge fan. He is young, very talented and has the ability to merge varying styles and eras into chic, sophisticated and approachable interiors, like the one featured here. Colbalt blue is a favorite color for me and few color combinations are more glamorous than black and white with cobalt as an accent. This home showcases the color combination flawlessly. I really look forward to enjoying and sharing many more of Patrick Mele’s designs. All photos are by Timothy Kolk.
Mele had the entire outside of the house painted black. I tried to find a photo, but to no avail. In the woodsy setting of Greenwich, Ct., where this home is located, I am sure it is very dramatic.
Well, it seems that spring is here to stay. The trees are leafing out, although behind schedule. The dogwoods and redbuds are as lovely as I can remember in a long time. I have worked outside in the gardens. This morning I came home from the market and there were 6 deer standing in my Penny Ball Garden ready to feast on the newly emerging hostas, daylilies and lirope. I got out of the car and scared them off and then went into the house and shaved two bars of Irish Spring soap and spread it around the gardens. Stinky stuff! We will have a nice weekend here, but then three straight days of rain, so this should keep they at bay until I can use the deer repel. Alternating between them should keep them from devastating the gardens. Winter already did a good job of that.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Laters, charisse