Tuesday, June 30, 2009

happy as a clam

How happy as a clam would you be to spend an evening here, sharing New England Clam Chowder and happy conversation? I have always loved homes that are the perfect shade of buttery yellow. What color makes your home happy as a clam?

18 comments:

Frau said...

Beautiful house illustration, I love yellow homes with shiny black doors. Have a wonderful day.

Purple Flowers said...

Vanilla stucco with a persimmons front door and black wrought iron balconies.
However, I would love a gray house with a purple front door.

M said...

Posted another small illustration ;)
These past few days am happy as a clam when i see all the poppy fields in bloom. I makes me want to get my red water colors and just go crazy!

Summer is a Verb said...

Even though my fav color is green, I always lean toward blues in my home. I think it's a subconscious allure being it was the predominate color used in my pateranl grandmothers home, which my dad has carried into his homes and I have continued with the tradition. Guess I'm a third generation "blue".

Karena said...

Patricia, so beautiful, I too love yellow and just painted my guest bath that luscious shade!

Jo said...

I love yellow homes ~ everytime we drive by one I'm ready to sell our tudor and move!

Jo

Mrs. Blandings said...

You nailed it already!

Kwana said...

I would be quite happy. I've always love a yellow house too. So bright and cherry. Made for family.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I've always wanted to live in a big yellow house. Yellow is my favorite color for decorating. Apparently it was when I was a little girl - my mother says that when I was four, I told her that "every room needs a touch of yellow."

vicki archer said...

I love your illustration Patricia - we are a pinky creme coloured stone here in southern France. xv

Sanity Fair said...

yellow - i can't enough of it inside!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Another beauty of an illustration!

All the colors of the seashore make my home happy as a clam...sky blues, sandy beiges and seagrass greens!

Clarity said...

That is lovely and beatifully detailed.

Our indoor colours are white, magnolia and cream, a frame for the lovely people that reside or visit. The outside a dark wood that invites because of the large chalet-like proportions. I nust say I'm more than partial to a white Nantucket frontage with long curtains bellowing out towards the sea.

Heather said...

Lovely illustration! I always like light blue in my bedroom, and Benjamin Moore "Fernwood Green" and "Manchester Tan" somewhere.

beachbungalow8 said...

it's funny, for so long I never thought I could live with yellow. But now, through the magic of blogs, I really love a soft, buttery, chamois cloth yellow exterior.

Ideezine said...

My childhood home was yellow and white, my last job was in a yellow and white house too. I currently live in a yellow, gray and off white house. My interior colors are blues, and muted shades dusty rose, ecru, off white.

Yellow and blue/gray remind me of denim jeans and a yellow shirt, comfortable, casual and relaxed.

Wow nap time. Great illustration for summertime.

Bette

country girl said...

Lovely picture! After growing up in a hippie household with a plethora of patterns and colors, I strive to keep things about 75% white. It calms me and keeps things simple.
Loving your blog!

Rachel Follett said...

Looks and sounds so lovely!