As I write painters are at our house doing the final touch ups and tidy ups on our newly painted house. How exciting! Apart from the obvious relief that it's all over and the colours that I agonised over for weeks look great (I think so anyway) I can now start to restore the gardens and finally sort the deck area out. I found the picture above in a back issue of Home Beautiful and fell in love with the simplicity of it. So wish me luck as this is the look Im going for. If it turns out ok I will share the pictures.