I saw this room on Instagram last night (designed by Allison Elebash) and found the palette of medium/ light blue and blush to be really unexpected in a family space. I would typically think of these tones as too sweet and baby-ish to pair together in an adult space, but it TOTALLY works and looks fresh and interesting! The painting by Sally King Benedict certainly adds some grown up funkiness, and the woven textures of the sofa ground everything.
Seo strategy also
There is an old design adage that all rooms need a little black in them. I’m starting to feel that way about blue. I mean, I’v never met a room that didn’t benefit from a little blue and white pottery! We’re installing a house this month that we designed completely in blue and white (little sneak pics from my Insta)– from the palest light blue to dark navy and every iteration of blue in between!
Here are some fun ways to use blue in your home in either a big or tiny way.
1. // 2. // 3. (dying over this pair!) // 4. // 5. // 6. ($150 version of my lamp!) // 7. (melamine!) // 8. (outdoor pillow!) // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. (super cute sleeping bag!) // 13. // 14. // 15. // 16. // 17. // 18. (on sale!)
Lately I have been hard up for these gorgeously bold yet sophisticated green and blue combinations I’ve been seeing… I pretty much died over this lacquered study by Tharon Anderson in this month’s House Beautiful:
Immediately following the holidays I always find myself craving clean, calm and crisp environments. Out with excess and busy details of the holiday season and in with simplicity. We’ve already given the heave-ho to all all Christmas decor and I’m the process of editing everything down in our home (and my wardrobe). As a visual palette cleaners, here is an amazing monochromatic space (via this French blog) that really OWNS the black and white look. Right down to the children’s room. I love how this looks, but it would be so hard to not let ANY color into my space I think. But I love the way it looks and keeps everything neat and tidy looking, even if it’s not!
Paint colors are always the number one questions you guys seems to have, and I think that’s because picking paint is really difficult! Luckily, repainting rooms isn’t the most expensive or hardest thing to do so taking a risk isn’t as scary as say, wallpaper or a sofa fabric! But you still want to love it and make sure it’s a color that looks timeless, whether it’s fun and bold or soft and soothing.
This coming year I’m seeing a lot of greens, blues and warm-based neutrals. I’m kinda done with cold greys and more into those warmed up with a little brown. I also see dark brown making a bit of a comeback- but in this case, cooled down with a touch of grey or mixed with a smidge of red/purple to make it extra rich!