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July 6, 2013

Eclectic and a flair for pink

ANDERSON – Many women marrying into the family of Dorothy Blevins would likely develop an aversion to pink. Well-known in the community for her love of the color – both in her residences and her boutique – Dorothy even painted the exterior of her homes pink.

But rather than push back against the preferences of her mother-in-law, Tami Blevins has embraced the legacy and chosen a bold shade of pink for her own living room – along with touches of eclectic flair throughout the home.

“John grew up with pink everywhere and I think that’s why he can take the colors I choose,” said Tami, photographer. “He loves pink.”

Tami and John, an attorney, purchased the house when they wed 16 years ago. One of the best features of the home was that it was across the street from Dorothy. As she aged with independence, family was only a few yards away.

“This house used to belong to my sister-in-law,” said Tami. “It’s been great to have Mom across the street. And we just love the back porch. We installed the privacy fence and add to the gardens every year.”

Sunshine glistens off the crystal blue water of the swimming pool, which is surrounded by beautiful flowers and hostas. Relief from the sun’s rays comes from mature trees. Ivy climbs various trees and archways, adding character. The entry gate is laced with beautiful royal purple flowers.

“John does most of the work, but I give him ideas,” said Tami. “He likes to add perennials every year and started growing the ivy. We like the English garden style.”

 

Purple and white

While John performs the bulk of the outdoor labor himself, Tami jumps right in when it comes to interior renovation. Although the home was in good condition, the couple has made changes to suit their needs and style.

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