Speaking of blue from earlier this week, how do you feel about it? I have to say, blue has never been my go-to color for decorating, but I’m learning to like it more and more.
The February issue of House Beautiful is dedicated to all things blue. Blue rooms, blue paint, blue accessories. And it was pretty fun to flip through and see all the shades of blue that are out there.
Little Rock, AR designer, Tobi Fairly is prominently highlighted in this issue with a fabulous house that she designed with a lot of blue. Don’t those lamps just jump out at you in a really good way? I love that subtle damask backdrop too, maybe wallpaper. Such a pretty entryway.
From the same house, this is the livingroom, which just exudes happiness with all the blue. You can’t see the rug pattern very well, but it’s a blue and white design that is so pretty. It’s amazing to see all the shades of blue in this room, but they really do work together. Tobi is a fabulous designer, in my book.
(Designed by Kim Coleman & Michele Green; Interview: Bob Morris; Photographs: James Merrell)
Doesn’t this room (above) just make you smile? This is a beachouse in Southampton, NY. Reminds me so much of the seafoam green I had in my house back in 1985. Only back then, we were pairing this green with mauve. Yuck! No more mauve for me. How about those crisp white sofas?
From the same beach house, this is one of the bedrooms. Very fun, don’t you think?
(Designer: Kristen Panitch)
A beautifully designed blue dining room.
(designer: Marshall Watson)
How vivid the blue is against the crisp white cabinets in this kitchen?
Trellis wallpaper in a pretty robin’s egg blue.
(Designer Tom Sheerer)
What a delightful kitchen this is. I adore those blue painted backs in the cabinets. Wouldn’t that be fun to wake up to every morning?
(all photos: House Beautiful)
Also in this issue, there are 50 blue fabrics and 70 years of blue rooms, like the one above from Mrs. Wright, decorated in the 50’s. So, this goes to show that blue has been around for a lot of years and is not likely to ebb anytime soon. I think that room looks pretty classic and stylish.
How about you? Do you like blue? If so, which shades turn you on the most?
I’d have to say, I’m loving the lighter, aqua-turquoise-y blues the best right now.
The Styish House says
Navy Blue * Tiffany Box Blue * Slate Blue * Baby Blue * Robin’s Egg Blue * Powder Blue * Royal Blue * French Blue
I love all the wonderful blues!
I am NOT a blue girl…especially the lighter more pastel-y hues. I like a deep navy and lime green combo though!
our living room is done in blues & browns & I LOVE IT!!! It is so cozy!
PLEASE tell us more about the trellis wallpaper. I would love to use it in my powder room!
Richella at Imparting Grace says
I am so glad to see blue making a comeback. There for awhile there was no blue to be found anywhere, and I missed it.
I’m a green girl. Green is my favorite color, hands down. But green is not a primary color: it’s a derivative of blue and yellow. So it stands to reason that blue goes really, really well with green. I especially love cobalt blue, as well as blue and white import porcelain.
To my way of thinking, blue is a wonderful neutral. It pairs beautifully with lots of other colors. Case in point: the sky. What doesn’t look good against a backdrop of blue sky?
cindy~My Romantic Home says
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Blue! I think that’s pretty obvious to anyone that knows me! I love that beach house with the white sofas! Gorgeous!
I love all shades of blue!! I could easily live in any of those homes and love it forever!!!
Oonafey @ Little Pink Houses says
I am not normally a blue fan, we had not a speck of blue in our last house by mutual choice. However, I am really loving the “Tiffany blue” and a robins egg blue right now. I am actually planning on pale turquoise-ey drapes in our Living Room and my office is will be “Tiffany blue”.
The beach house in Southampton, NY absolutely makes me smile. Now all I need to do is buy us a beach house so I can decorate it that way!
I am loving blues lately (and for the past couple of years). I finally gave in to the love of blue and started my kitchen transformation by painting my cabinets a great soft teal/robin’s egg blue from Ralph Lauren called Emperor. I love it!! There are pictures on my blog if you want to check it out!!
Really loved this issue, I expecially am in love with that kitchen!
Kim @ Everything Etsy says
I like beachy shades of blue, not country blue. When we bought our house it was loaded with country blue wallpaper…yuck!
I love blue! When I got married almost 14 years ago my colors were blue and yellow. I still love those colors but in different shades. Now it’s French Blue and Soft Gold together…so pretty! The top left pic on The Skirted Round Table’s header has french blue/gray drapes and soft gold walls. Love it!!!
It’s no secret that I love blue! Especially when pale (but not too icy) and a little green — maybe even a little muddy, if that makes sense. I can appreciate navy too, in the right application. When my husband and I were registering for wedding gifts, he wanted EVERYTHING to be blue. Navy bedding, dishes, everything. I talked him out of most of it, thankfully!
Rhoda, I’m a huge blue fan, not only at home but in my closet. The trellis wallpaper you posted reminded me of the tile designed by Michael S Smith for Ann Sacks:
Isn’t it gorgeous?!
If you haven’t been to AtticMag in awhile, I hope you’ll come by later today when Jane links up with Met Monday to tour a home you’re familiar with.
Hi! WHERE on earth can I can find that robins egg blue trellis wallpaper??? I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!