Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Katharine Hepburn & Rooster Cogburn

Earlier this month my car landed at the wooded hilltop home of Katharine Hepburn & Rooster Cogburn. You know who hired me. Upon seeing the plan Rooster grumped, saddled in the chair above, "Why should I do any of this?" Kate let me hang in the humid lifeless air, alone. Raised by the Great Santini, darlin' Rooster didn't ruffle my feathers.
Rooster crowed again, "I don't care what anyone thinks...." Poppets, you know, Rooster became the red cape........ My passions inflamed, "Your home is beautiful, sublime interior architecture, antiques from across the globe, rugs, art to delight, books & more. Your exterior isn't you darlin' Rooster, it's good but not fabulous like your interior. I want you to be who you are inside, & outside, Vanishing Threshold."
Enter scene, Handy Man, he arrives weekly at the wooded hilltop. Who knew I would desire Rooster running my own contracting services division?
Top pic, look into the house at right. A checkerboard floor covers Kate's office. Obviously, I designed a checkerboard floor flowing into the garden.
Incomplete, bottom pic, it's shaping up nicely. Pot & St. Francis were already on hand & aren't the permanent focal points here.
Rooster & Handy Man have done much more throughout the wooded hilltop. Yes, I'm-a-likin' this Rooster.
Kate's been styling the entry, decks, terraces & more. What a Dame! Making it work, married, a very loooooooong time, to Rooster Cogburn.
Who knew Rooster Cogburn was such a good gardener?
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara


Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Tara, what a wonderful idea! If I had a checkered floor I'd try that outside my windows for sure. Thanks for passing this along to us! Have a wonderful day....Maura:)

Queenplinker said...

I adore that office/garden repeat, brilliant!

And that old rooster, what a dear. Doing what old roosters do, crowing the loudest but, always following the hens advice ;0)

Take care, Lynea

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I just might steal that checkerboard idea.

Desert Dweller said...

Not just design wisdom, but creative writing, too? Enjoyed it!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

So VERY clever- I too, might have to take inspiration from those floors for my new studio space!!

penelopebianchi said...

I have a pillow! It says: "the rooster crows, but the hen delivers the goods!"