Monday, June 27, 2011

Dressed for Summer


I've been wanting to dress up our entry with a pair of black & white striped Sunbrella panels to give it the look of a cabana.


I purchased this pair a few weeks ago from Ballard Designs but couldn't quite decide on the drapery hardware.


After shopping online and checking out all my haunts and salvage yards, I was still at a loss.


My friend Lisa suggested I look for an old piece of wrought iron  but that was easier said than done.


Finding the length I needed proved impossible.


And then it dawned on me... what about a classic  bamboo pole!


I made another trip back to the salvage yard which yielded a pair of what I think are vintage receipt holders.


My husband and I found these wonderful pieces of wood...


while out on our morning walks.



And Voila!


(Shutter is temporarily missing on the left)


So...
I'd love to know,


What do you think?




New treasure just listed at
IL TUO TESORO.






21 comments:

sarah, flourish design + style said...

FABULOUS!!!! x

jeanette from everton terrace said...

They rock, you rock! I have been wanting these on my patio and now you've inspired me (as you often do).

Angie said...

A-MAZ-ING!!! Love the drama! ;)

helen tilston said...

Absolutely stunning! I love that you waited and found the perfect pole and hardward. The striped curtains remind me of a beautiful home in Poggibonsi, Sienna - which I painted when there in 2007. The curtains certainly perform a function. Many thanks

Helen

Al said...

What a fantastic idea! You've created such a dramatic entry, and the stripes are intoxicating! Love the inventive use of the bamboo pole, and reclaimed wood. The pair of dogs are adorable with their black ties too :)

Kathysue said...

You know how much I LOVE your new look for your entry. You have been talking about this since we met and now you have them up and in a very, very clever method I might add. My Mom has one of the old receipt holders, You are brilliant and they look amazing!! Kathysue

Anonymous said...

Glad you found a great place for the dogs. Very cool. But ditch the drapes. Looks like you're entering a circus tent.

Erica said...

It's gorgeous! Love every last bit. :)

Fabiana said...

Love it! You know how to work it, girl! It's very welcoming.

ciao!!

Nutbird said...

Geez, your West Coast house makes my East Coast colonial look like a mouseburger! I think I'm doing well to keep the pooper scooper at the back of the house, not the front. Very nice. I like the use of the receipt holders. Bamboo poles are pretty rare around here. Ann

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I think you are one clever girl! XO

Sara said...

It's so glamourous!

Lori Cartwright said...

So fun for the summer! Love this idea.

Love from Lori C.

Linda in AZ * said...

*** You've got it going, Lynda!!! Your place looks like it could be in the Hamptons, ORRRRR, Newport Beach!!! Love, love, LOVE it!!!

You ALWAYS bring us the NICEST "treats" to see n' share!

Thanks,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Went back to bed for a "rest" (bad back... and "VERY" bad this a.m.!) & WOKE UP with a start!!!!~~~ I called you Lynda!!!Sorry, Sweetie, my brain must have been in my "rear", or maybe that "pain pill" worked overtime on my "memory"!! Smiles n' apologies... Best, Linda *

vignette design said...

Wow Teri, I love it! Perfect for summer!

lisaroyhandbags said...

I love this idea! And in black/white, it's such a chic look xo

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Great idea! The panels look spectacular. I also love the way you have mounted them with the bamboo pole and vintage brackets.
Bravo! Very cool idea for summer.
XO

Everything Coastal said...

Hi! Have missed you - have been so busy and not anywhere near the blogging world. Today, I made a commitment to stop by all of my favorite places - and discovered your creative black and white panels. How cool, elegant,and even a little "Hollywood glamourous" Simply super creative! Hope that I run into you this weekend in Alameda??

Caron

classic • casual • home said...

Love it. Looks like you are entering a private resort. Black and white is timeless.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I love love love this!!!! I would have never thought to do such a thing. Perfect for the summer months.