Hi everyone. When we think about London, England, we often think about the dreary, foggy, rainy weather. Because of that dreariness factor, the people who live there and own homes and townhomes do their best to bring color to their worlds. When we were strolling around London on our last trip there, I snapped some photos of their quests for color. They have great ideas for front doors and window boxes.
Even though there are no bright flowers on this stoop, I love the green shrubs in the planters and how they add just the right pop of color to all of the black. I have to say this is one of my favorites, and it would stay fresh year round. Also, I am crazy about that black and white floor, but I do ask myself where they wipe their feet!!!
I love these school bus yellow doors but think some greenery would big a great addition.
This second floor townhouse has great curb appeal even though it’s not eye level.
There are businesses in London that plant window boxes and then tend and water them. Our friends travel a lot, and so, they never have to worry about if their boxes will dry out. The girl who plants them will take care of all of that. I met her and am proud to say that I introduced her to Pinterest. I bet she is now getting American Pinterest ideas for the London window boxes she tends.
Since we live in a townhouse, I love seeing how other people add color to theirs. Unfortunately, the historic area that we live in must have approval on all door colors and additions/deletions to our exterior. Also, the five townhouses we are attached to must have a cohesive look. That part of the clause sure does dampen my creative spark. We can do whatever we want to planters, though.
This window boxed really caught my eye not because of the color but the lack of it. The textures say it all.
Even though there is plenty of soil here for plants and color, pots are used instead. One of the great things about planting in pots is that they can be moved to change up the look.
Now, for those who live here in Kensington Palace (here’s lookin’ at you William and Kate), you never have to think about how to add color to your world. Just the gold on those gates alone would do the trick, but their gardens are beautiful, thanks to their staff.
What do you (and your staff) have planned to add color to your world this year? Thanks for stopping in.