I have been on a kick of character recently. Any home that embodies gracious ambience and plush landscaping immediately captures my attention. So, when I found this image of a striking blue door flanked by two spheres of large boxwood, my interest was immediately peaked.
Michael Trapp may be an antique dealer in Connecticut, but he is also a designer of timeless interiors and garden exteriors. His work evokes a European charm with an enviable relaxed atmosphere. Being an antiques dealer, he brings a refined eye to spaces indoor and outdoor. I want to feature this home in Sharon Village that looks like the perfect spot for a rainy Dallas day like today.
A picture perfect deep blue door flanked by two spheres of boxwood among the gravel.
I love how this deep blue continues on the inside. The black and white photography has an effective pop against the color.
A charming warmth with bird cages, blue and white lamps, and an overall comfortable atmosphere.
A perfect collection of subdued patterns and textures.
A simple and well appointed kitchen. Notice the sconces on the framing of the windows. Such a great addition of symmetry.
Another view of the kitchen.
Large windows and banquet seating allow for a wrap around view of the perfectly landscaped grounds.
A garden house complete with a dining table and casual seating. I love that hurricane in the middle of the two potted plants.
Great industrial windows on this detached part of the home.
The blue continues on the side door of the home. Of course, there is boxwood by the door.
Another view. Look at that sweet antique iron bench.
A more expansive backyard view with a row of boxwood along the fence.
Another view of the garden house. Always a fan of the gravel.
The whole garden house is covered in greenery, from the roof, to the sides, to the placement of boxwood.
Another view with potted cypress trees.
Potted boxwood, columns and a picturesque bench.
Heavenly pots of boxwood. So well collected and varied.
Just a splendid home with all the trappings.