We are in the high desert here in the Land of Enchantment, the altitude bringing just enough moisture to leave you yearning for more, like a too small warmish sip from the last of your cool drink on a thirsty day.I love cool white rooms in summer, and I learned about shutters from a trip to Italy.
The shuttered farmhouses are picturesque, but the shutters are used to control the hot or cold weather. Closed early in the morning, they efficiently keep rooms cool all day.
We like the look of our plantation shutters, but came home and found out that they worked for us the same way without always relying on air-conditioning. The shell candles are from Pottery Barn. Love shells!
Most of my shells are rescued from flea markets. The large shell in the foreground was a trip souvenir. It reminds me of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce!
I always have a changing stack of decorating books in my cool corner.
It's easy to change the look of a room with slipcovers, but even easier and cheaper to change the furniture with throws. Woolly in winter, crisp whites in summer.
For now, I am lulled by the undulating heat waves of summer days.
Adrift, and awash in watery thoughts.
Here's wishing you your own cool corner! Thanks for visiting me in mine!
Ciao! for now!
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