To kick off our very exciting month of guest bloggers, I bring you one of my favorite bloggers, Erin of the incredible House of Turquoise. Here’s Erin’s voyage into the idea of All-American Design. Enjoy! Tobi
As a long-time fan of Tobi’s work, I’m both honored and delighted to be here today! I’m Erin from the blog House of Turquoise, where I share photos of fabulous rooms featuring big and small doses of my favorite blue-green colors. When Tobi told me about the “All-American” theme for July, I knew I wouldn’t be showing you guys much red, white and blue. In fact, this kitchen below was the first image that popped in my head!
The front porch is a cultural icon in America. It seems everyone has a fond memory of sitting back, talking, and rocking the day away on a porch…I know I do! What’s better than an old-fashioned porch swing?? How about a swinging porch bed overlooking the ocean! This one designed by Carter Kay and photographed so beautifully by J. Savage Gibson is spectacular! Check it out at MyHomeIdeas. Anyone else craving a mint julep right about now??
I’m sure almost as many Americans have crawled in the back of a pickup truck at some point. Granted probably not as quite as pretty of a pickup as this one photographed by Aaron Delesie for Style Me Pretty! I can’t imagine a more cozy place to settle in for a picnic or cuddle up for a drive-in movie!
Lastly it doesn’t get any more All-American than the broad stripes and bright stars of the American flag! This shingle style home photographed by Hiya Papaya looks like it belongs out on the east coast, when in fact it’s land-locked in the middle of Utah. (Tour the inside of the home on my blog.) I absolutely love the door and shutters painted Benjamin Moore’s Wythe Blue!
I hope you guys enjoyed my interpretation of “All-American”! For more turquoise inspiration, check out House of Turquoise! Thanks a million for having me, Tobi!