A Love Affair with Louvres

There's something about summer and Bermuda Shutters - a classic and tropical way to blunt the sun's harshest rays, while still allowing in the respite of a breeze. Maybe it sounds naive to say I'm just really fond of them. I doubt people living in hurricane alleys, who have actually had to put them to use, don't quite share my sense of charm. Then again, beachcombers have a way of welcoming what Mother Nature has to offer with a certain je ne sais quois...

One day, I'll have a home with them (maybe I'm destined to live with sand between my toes!), and I'll take Bermuda shutters any which way, because...

I like them painted...

from here
I like 'em natural
In formal settings...
via Cote de Texas
...And not so formal
I love 'em off breezy porches...
...And in lobbies, too. (especially since they're dark mahogany!)
via here
I even like them with green eggs and ham! ;)
*images via Good Millwork, unless otherwise noted