It was a glorious sunny day in Charleston last week but unseasonably cool and breezy. Nonetheless, it was dreamy being back in this southern town with its sherbert- colored houses. And I’m now also remembering the graciousness of residents who purposefully position at least part of their gardens so that they can be admired by strolling passersby (as in the feature image above).
The bits of greenery and flowers that had braved the chill were such a welcome sight…accenting the details of Charlestons’ homes that made them all the more appealing, the front doors in particular.
Aaaah, the memories…
A cloisters-like design with a simulated rill running through the middle.
Window boxes that are tastefully coordinated with the color of their house…
Or, old bricks…
A simple side entrance displaying a keen appreciation for horticulture.
While a petit townhouse makes a design statement of pea vine accenting the risers of its front steps.
And the Mills House chooses summer pink and baroque-inspired molding as a foil for its green accents.
Finishing, appropriately, with a cluster of old camellias at Charleston’s near-by jewel, Middleton Plantation.
Happy Birthday, dear Valerie, with so many mercis….