I kind of flipped when I saw the cover of the new House Beautiful. And the editors clearly felt the way I do about this room since they made it a fold out cover to show the entire space! The designer is self-taught Jeannette Whitson of Garden Variety Design. It’s a beautiful home with lots of traditional details that somehow feel fresh and new.
This kitchen is amazing- and making me think I should have painted the frame of my window the same color as my lower cabinets!
Where to start here? The light? The banister? The windows? The ceiling?
Best. Butlers Pantry. EVERRRRRR. Do you even SEE that sink? And while taxidermy is not everyone’s jam, I love that it’s the mascot for her shop Garden Variety Design (you can shop yourself on 1st Dibs!)
I have a soapstone sink JUST LIKE THIS in my basement waiting to be used in this way…..
Shall we venture outdoors? Yes, lets.
OK, back to the blue room of my dreams….ridonculous. And the second I saw it I knew it was Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue because it’s my favorite paint color ever. It looks lighter in this photo than it really is, but it’s the most perfect navy with a dash of peacock blue ever created. It’s so amazing it serves almost as a neutral backdrop to tones like orange, violet, tan leather, yellow….. you name it.
On top of the amazing paint job she used two of my all time favorite fabrics-Peter Dunham’s Ikat Stripe and Michael Smith/ Jasper’s Indian Flower. I seriously bow down to this room.
Initially I thought it was so out there to do a sofa in the same navy as the walls but then I quickly found a few other images where designers had done the same thing!
And a few more images of Hague Blue (mostly high gloss) in use proving that it’s the most magical of colors!
I used it in an small Beacon Hill home office paired with Osborne & Little’s Coronata Star on the ceiling….
I painted Andrew’s office similar shade and we love it- it’s a tiny space (as is the space above) and the dark color makes the walls recess instead of close in on you- so consider a dark shade like this in any of your small spaces!