Though it seems that spring will never arrive this year on the east coast, the feeling of warm sun on bare skin is but a dream, as we awake to grey and snowy skies day after day. The other day it reached a staggering 45 degrees here in Portland, ME; allowing for one less sweater to be worn, thus instilling a glimmer of hope that warmer weather will return to this frozen land…at some point. Today however is another story… 8 degrees, despite the deceptively sunny skies. And though there is a bit more waiting to do, and probably another snowstorm coming, I decided to think of spring and summer in Today’s Muse which features this wonderfully cheerful still life painting of flowers and fruit by Henri Matisse.
With a playful mix patterns and a rich color palette of emerald green, terracotta red, burnt orange, shimmering gold with accents of plum purple and sunny yellow; this tablescape inspired by Matisse’s still life is all you need banish the winter blues for good.