Word for 10/25 – Welcoming

I was not finding any inspiration from my picture library on my computer, or around my house for the word “welcoming“.  I  don’t have welcome sign on my door or a cute doormat.  I don’t even have a pineapple, a symbol of hospitality & welcome,  around my home.

But I was looking once again through the photos I took last week in Boston & it dawned on me — the full service restaurant at the MFA had changed its decor some.  


This is the new gray based color scheme. The banquets are cozy.  It looks & feels upscale.

Flashback to a photo of the same restaurant taken in April.  The columns used to be orange. The positioning of tables & chairs was  very different.  The decor was less plush.

But which would you judge more welcoming?  I felt that the orange drew me in at arrival.  However the gray plush redo makes me relax & feel welcome to linger over my meal.

Have a reaction to share?  I’m welcoming you to do so.

4 thoughts on “Word for 10/25 – Welcoming

  1. I have to agree with you, the gray colour scheme looks much more welcoming. To me, it looks like someone’s dining room in a well decorated home. The orange makes me think of a restaurant….possibly one that has a decent kids menu. 🙂

    1. New thought based on your reply “decent kids menu” — Howard Johnson’s (HoJo’s) orange — the chain may have died before you were old enough to remember.

      1. Dear friend, I love you for thinking of me so young. lol…I do, indeed, recall that restaurant in the hotel chain. 🙂 (Mind you, I’m more than happy to play 20-something for as long as I’m able to convince people!)

  2. Your thoughts were right on. The orange is energetic and lively, but the gray is much more inviting to hang out for a while and relax. Great example!

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