A stunningly beautiful blue and white living room with so much inspiration - lots of blue and white Chinese porcelain, a mini bar, those elephants, orchids, a white slipcovered sofa, books, and gorgeous art.
When I was in law school, I lived in a very grand house in Georgetown. So grand that it was rented by Joe and Rose Kennedy to house the Kennedy clan for JFK's inauguration. When I was living there, every spring the owners would take up all the oriental rugs and replace them with jute and seagrass and slipcover all the sofas and chairs in white cotton duck. The windows were all washed, silk drapes removed, and a spring house cleaning was done including the garden and pool.
I learned lots about running a house and still love the ritual of spring cleaning. Yesterday I hand washed all the screens in my lanai indoors and out! It looks wonderful. When I finished, I made an Old Fashioned and sat in the lanai at sunset. This is the life.