Monday, March 29, 2010

A Visit To The Brooklyn Limestone & The Inspiring Colors Of Mexico

Is there anyone who doesn't enjoy reading the Adventures in Renovating a Brooklyn Limestone? When I first discovered this blog I went back to its first post to read how this beautiful home was taken from a neglected state to gorgeous in high style. I'm thrilled to be featured in her series "Favorite Nook" today. Check it out here.

Also, I just returned from my trip to Mexico late last night, where the colors truly did inspire. Here are some examples of how color is used in bright abundance on the exterior of buildings. These sights left me wishing the exterior of my home could handle a bit more color. Perhaps with the arrival of Spring some gorgeous blooming flowers will have to do.










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  1. Wow! Gorgeous color! Makes the outside of my house look pretty bland. :-) You're right though, spring flowers should help. Hope you had a wonderful trip.

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  2. Welcome back Janell, now thats make me like dark colors more.

    I really love the Spanish Villa style, it really reminds me of our place back when we were living at Kuwait.

    Hope you had a wonderful vacation!

    Heading out to get those check lead thinging you have. got some nice chairs from yard sale this weekend. in doubt of the paint in the chair.

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  3. I love all these colors -- they're just so exhuberant.

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  4. This has made me want to step outside and see how I can add color to my house! Hmm... My door may get a make over thanks to you! And, I think some new chairs and pillows are in order for the backyard. Thanks a lot. Now my mind is all over the place!

    Glad to have you back!!!

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  5. all the colors there are so bright and fun, and they look especially great next to a cloudless blue sky :)

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  6. I love your feature on Brooklyn Limestone!

    I'm your newest follower!

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  7. Love love love those colors...and because we can get away with some of them on our house and guest house...we have!

    Beautiful inspiration shots!

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  8. Just found your wonderful blog through Brooklyn Limestone. Now I am a follower. Hope you will stop by my blog and say "hi."

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  9. Thanks for sharing your nook over a Brooklyn Limestone - I love the lantern pendant light! These are fantastic photos. The colors are stunning!

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  10. These are strong photos, I like the contrast of the bright colors against the white - it really makes a statement.

    Thanks for sharing some beautiful images and welcome back!

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  11. Great photos! Glad you are back safely.

    Your living room feature was beautiful on Brooklyn Limestone. I'm sure this might be on your blog somewhere, but would you mind sharing your paint color for that room?

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  12. The color is Sherwin-Williams Quiver Tan, 6151 I believe is the number. Janell

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  13. Love the color!!! Great post at the Limestone! Somehow I missed your blog sign you have up, I love it!
    Take care-
    Kristin

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  14. As much as I love turquoise & reds, I was drawn to the bench. The white lacy bench. It reminds me of people watching back home :)

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  15. love all these images... brings great memories back... have a great day!

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