We just returned from a visit to George Washington’s Virginia estate, Mount Vernon. After living in DC for almost two years now, it was about time we made the short trip! The mansion (although hardly large by today’s standards) is beautifully restored and I can only imagine how much more striking the waterfront estate is in the spring and summer. I was particularly inspired by the vibrant paint colors used throughout the living quarters. This painting of the dining room by Maira Kalman sums up my thoughts exactly! If you’d like to add some presidential flair to your own house, Fine Paints of Europe offers a Mount Vernon Estate of Colours collection. A few of my favorite swatches are above. I only wish I had found Presidential Blue (second from the left) before we re-painted our bedroom!