I have absolutely fallen in love with Burano, Italy. The houses, shutters and doors are all brightly painted. I already have a longtime love of windows and doors. Flowers on the sill or a flower boxes make hearts float out of my eyes. Yup, it's true. I get on Google Maps sometimes just to "walk the streets" and tour cities around the world. Burano is one of my all time favorite stops.
I decided to paint a window for my home and place it in my hanging easel. I bought two easels years ago at market to use in a Decorator Show House. I wish I had purchased dozens of these easels because the room I designed ended up on the front cover of Better Homes and Gardens Window and Walls and a book (here's a Before and After post about that cottage dining room here). I had way too many calls and emails wanting those easels. Problem is they were no longer for sale and I sold the other one to a client.
Speaking of chandeliers (huh?) I sure wish I had the chandelier I used in that Cottage Dining Room. It was a bazillion dollars back then and sure it would be two bazillion now.
It's not the one from the show house, but looks and feels very Restoration Hardwareish and works just fine for $35, don't ya think? Oh, and here's our newly converted "sitting room". It's my favorite place to sit in the morning and plan my day. Okay, that scary striped thing is a coverlet and I'm usually under it.