Tulip season has finally arrived in the Northeast! After a long winter, and this past winter being much longer than most, seeing the arrival of tulips is like seeing nature’s exclamation points (upside down)! My blog is named Pretty Pink Tulips, after the more than 1000 pink tulips that surround my house each Spring. My outdoor “signature”, so to speak. And, lucky me….they always seem to arrive in time for Mother’s Day. Nature’s bouquet!
Home is very important to me. I grew up in Texas, the daughter of a minister, and my family always lived in houses owned by the churches that my father served. So, for all my growing up years, it was always in “someone else’s home”. After I married, I got my first chance at owning my own home and my love affair with interior design began. Mistakes and all! But, it is with our current home in Rye, New York that I have had the greatest opportunity to put my mark on a house…making it a home. The interiors have been fun to decorate and update, but it is the exterior of the house that really makes me happy.
Our outdoor pots are decorated to fit the season. There is usually a wreath or some type of decor on my door and I’ll even dress up my adirondack chairs if the weather is nice. But, my favorite season is Spring and I relate most to my pink tulips. Peeking out my bedroom window each morning to see how many more have bloomed is a common way to start my day. Yet, tulips aren’t just for gardening. They have begun to infiltrate design….from wallpaper, to art, to chair and table styles, china and stationery.