All The Trappings

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.

Happy Wednesday!

Michael Trapp_Sharon Village Cottage

A picture perfect deep blue door flanked by two spheres of boxwood among the gravel.

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I love how this deep blue continues on the inside. The black and white photography has an effective pop against the color.

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A charming warmth with bird cages, blue and white lamps, and an overall comfortable atmosphere.

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A perfect collection of subdued patterns and textures.

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A simple and well appointed kitchen. Notice the sconces on the framing of the windows. Such a great addition of symmetry.

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Another view of the kitchen.

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Large windows and banquet seating allow for a wrap around view of the perfectly landscaped grounds.

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A garden house complete with a dining table and casual seating. I love that hurricane in the middle of the two potted plants.

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Great industrial windows on this detached part of the home.

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The blue continues on the side door of the home. Of course, there is boxwood by the door.

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Another view. Look at that sweet antique iron bench.

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A more expansive backyard view with a row of boxwood along the fence.

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Another view of the garden house. Always a fan of the gravel.

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The whole garden house is covered in greenery, from the roof, to the sides, to the placement of boxwood.

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Another view with potted cypress trees.

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Potted boxwood, columns and a picturesque bench.

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Heavenly pots of boxwood. So well collected and varied.

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Just a splendid home with all the trappings.

4 thoughts on “All The Trappings

  1. What a wonderful blog.
    The hiouse featured actually belongs to me. Michael Trapp is an artist, inspiration and great friend. I must however give a bit of credit to my friend the Briitish decorator. Robert Kime; who advised my on the fabrics and furniture. Michael would be happy to share the space. We are all good friends. Thank you
    Calhoun Sumrall

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