We're staying in the Victorian District of Savannah and the abundancy of these lovely homes is amazing. Not surprisingly, Savannah puts a lot of effort in restoring and preserving their historic properties and organizations like SCAD and the Historic Savannah Foundation work toward this goal. Like other cities, there was a time when people didn't recognize the value of the past and 'old' and significant buildings were destroyed. As often happens, the spark of one person and then a core of people worked to rectify the situation. Check out the story of Anna Colquitt Hunter.
Artistically, I have found it interesting working with the Victorians, as they hold a very strong, defined energy and some elements just don't seem to work well with the central image and I find I must let the building itself lead the way. Naturally.
East Park Avenue didn't mind hosting our Doc Martin girl, but maybe it's all that tulle that was the right vibe.
|East Park Avenue Victoriana - Savannah|
Amethyst Garden is indeed that vivid shade of purple - a bit amplified here- and once again, my friend Deb Booth provided the perfect enhancement, the lovely purple Lotus flower.
|Amethyst Garden on Hull Street - Savannah|
This 'wedding cake' white Victorian was the most demanding in which elements were acceptable, including being in a vertical format. White was totally the theme but after many iterations, the red balloon was accepted.
|White House on Hall - Savannah|