|Robin Weiss - Traditional Home|
My home in Alexandria, Virginia is under contract with all contingencies removed and is going to closing on June 12th and I am all ready to go forward with my next home purchase here. I had Champagne last night to celebrate!
House hunting update. I spoke with my painters who did an amazing job on my current home about the future move. He and his wife are German natives and have their own painting company here in Sarasota. They do beautiful work including faux painting - as a surprise he faux painted the column in the kitchen to match the Calacatta counters and it is fabulous. We have all become friends and I wanted to make sure they are available as I know I will want the new house painted by them before I move in. Luckily they are here and not in Germany and they are excited about my move. I feel that if you have all freshly painted walls and ceilings and woodwork everything feels fresh.
I found my stash of wallpaper - I hope to use my Brunschwig & Fils "Ironing Bored" in the laundry room - I love this paper!!!!
|Brunschwig & Fils Ironing Bored|
And this leftover wallpaper from my dining room I would love to use in a bathroom - Clarence House Chinoiserie Baroque -
|Clarence House Chinoiserie Baroque|
This home on top is my idea of heaven - a pink house. The style in this area is more Tuscan with lots of brown and muddy colors inside and out and that is not my style at all. I think if things ever get back to normal I would like to focus on helping people "De-Tuscanize" their homes here in a more bright and fun Coastal vibe.
But there are some Palm Beach/Bermuda style homes in Venice which I would prefer. Bermuda is a favorite place of mine and this pink Palm Beach home of interior designer Robin Weiss has such Bermuda style. The pink is Benjamin Moore Ballet Slippers.
|Benjamin Moore Ballet Slippers #1331|
I also love her landscaping - palms and what look like English boxwood although I know it does not like South Florida. I suspect it is Japanese Boxwood. I like the combination of the tropical palms with a more structured and formal English garden look. Blue and white Chinese porcelain outside would be insanely gorgeous against the pink.
The market is crazy hot in Venice so I am getting ready to pounce as soon as something amazing appears. So much for chilling. My realtor moves into her new Sarasota home she has been renovating tomorrow, so as soon as she is settled a bit we will start looking in person. This is not "in season" here but nobody told the real estate market apparently.
HomeGoods has reopened here. I am debating a trip there today although with mask and gloves it sounds a bit uninviting. I was desperate for sushi and ran into my Publix to carry out last night and it was wonderful. Sushi and Champagne in the lanai on a gorgeous evening. Life seemed almost normal.