Looks like the perfect weekend setting in this picture!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Always drawn to blue accents, blue bedrooms, and luxurious finishes with a touch of worn blue… all shades from pale powder to deep indigo bordering purple. Most of these pictures are from Pinterest- a wonderful and terribly addictive website!
Perhaps it’s because I’m painting several pieces of furniture right now, but I absolutely love the surprise of color on the inside of this antique desk. It’s it a fantastic surprise and a great way to use a bold color for those who are color-shy?!?
Beautiful Florentine Style frame
Worn chippy blue against a neutral background.
Love the blue duvet at the foot of the bed.
Another purpley blue antique piece in a neutral room.
I love how Pamela Pierce has used a variety of blues in this room without making it too overwhelming or too matchy-matchy. She is so good.
Shannon Bowers via Cote de Texas
Shannon Bowers pretty settee that I just can’t get enough of and have posted repeatedly, not to mention all the other blogs whom have posted it too! Love the color, ruffles, and the pop of hydrangea blue in the background.
Fun and fresh way to display linens. Ahhh, to have a linen cabinet this organized!
Another pretty room with light blue, natural wood, and an accent of periwinkle. Love it.
Farrow and Ball’s Powder Blue… a favorite among designers and blue lovers. Heard many enticing things about this on a ceiling…
Cozy and fresh. Love blue with baskets and natural textures.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray. Paris Gray is the top runner for a few of my paint projects… I can’t wait to see this pretty shade in person every day!
More blue and natural linen color together. Such a great combination, isn’t it? A blue chair is so fun. I suggested my sister do this in her living room with this chair:
It isn’t always masculine.
The French truly have the best blues.
Love the fluffy white cushions and the backdrop of French blue. Inviting and elegant normally aren’t words that you hear together but this room does it.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a mix of Louis Blue and Paris Gray.
Gorgeous Italian tablecloth. Saturated color like this is so beautiful.
Blue cabinets have never looked so good have they?!? Love the slight patina on these.
And a last word that a pop of blue is really all one needs- this image is one of my favorites because of that one little square of blue.
Monday, January 16, 2012
I really love the look of a framed collection and think it’s a great way to fill a wall with artwork in a budget friendly way. I’ve been eyeing framed collections where the mat or the background is an unusual color…. it keeps things classy and coordinated while adding a lot of interest!
How bold and beautiful are these blue mats!?! Can you imagine how lifeless these pretty birds would seem on a plain white mat?!?
A thin border of a bold color works so well too…
Simple, inexpensive Ikea frames look so sophisticated with these linen background mats… not to mention how much the artwork really pops against them! Another benefit to something like this is that Ikea mat openings are not standard to American photograph or artwork sizes… this solves that problem!
I love the subtle accent of color these pink rimmed mats bring to these black and white illustrations. Perfect for a soothing nursery!
Gilded edges with black and white is very handsome!
Love the combination of the burlap colored mats and the mostly black prints… so historic but so fresh because of the airy design of the rest of the room!
While this mat isn’t colored, I love how the background is! It’s bold but simple at the same time. Again, you could easily take a plain-Jane Ikea frame and make it into something like this.
Hope you found some inspiration in these!