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.