Thursday, March 11, 2010

Do garden homes have to be boring?


The answer is a resounding "No!" from Sue Matthews, a commercial designer in Birmingham, Alabama. In a recent interview in the Realtysouth publication "Home Gallery" Matthews shared pictures her own garden home located in the Narrows. in Birmingham. Matthews states, "Having been in the design world for more than 25 years, I have been exposed to new funiture and materials every day, but I have always been drawn to old architectural elements and the memories the bring me, as well as the wonderful world of whimsy. With that in mind, I selected paint colors that would work with many of the accessories I had collected over the years."
Most of the walls in Matthews home are a neutral taupe color that makes a great background for the bright accessories she loves so much while still accentuating the textures in architectural items that she also has included throughout the house. Matthews goes on to say that she chose every piece of furniture and accessory item in her home because "it spoke to her" never because it was something she actually needed or matched someting else she already had. The result is that her whole house is her own creation and not just another garden house in a box.





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