I appreciate the classics, and you just can’t get a lot extra basic in decorating than blue and white. It is among of my favored shade combos for Palm Seaside residing.
And the nautical combo seems especially best for summer season. It tends to make me consider of deep-blue beach umbrellas and bright-white seashore towels.
Here’s a blue-and-white scheme for a residing home that is as beautiful and calming as a day at the seashore.
Allow us commence by painting the walls a loaded sailor blue, complemented on the ceiling by comfortable powder blue. All the woodwork will be glowing white.
People blue walls will absolutely make your home windows glow. To emphasize that beautiful outcome, dangle shiny blue-and-white-checked fabric from white rings on white-painted poles, and be positive the curtains are lined in white linen. Under the curtains, cling roller shades of loaded sailor blue to match the partitions. These times, you can uncover roller shades in a host of what are called designer shades.
I adore sofas and club chairs slipcovered in white linen, possibly with piping of abundant blue. When slip-masking with white materials, make certain that the chairs and sofas becoming included are upholstered in muslin or in some light-coloured upholstery. After all, you really don’t want darkish cloth designs displaying through the white coverings. If, having said that, the upholstered parts are dark, you really should get slip addresses that have their possess linings.
Accent chairs can be protected in a blue-and-white print.
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You may possibly want to bleach your flooring and then accent them with rugs of a blue-and-white sisal, a appear great for the seashore.
Decorating currently offers these a wide variety of options that were being unheard of decades back. As with window shades, sisal now will come in shades, as well as in multi-colored patterns, way too. Chevrons, blocks, stripes — you identify the design and style and sisal will be obtainable in styles that function in a wide range of configurations.
For lamps in your new dwelling home, pick out ceramic bases, these as the gourd-shaped classics designed by Christopher Spitzmiller, a single of my favourite companies. His lamps arrive in all hues, including gentle blue, deep blue, skipper blue and turquoise blue. What a fantastic environment of shade.
We’ll also want to accent your white upholstered pieces with cushions in a assortment of blue shades. And what about a wealthy, sunny-yellow cushion or two for a bit of sunshine?
For wood furnishings — perhaps a espresso table or conclude tables — you can go with white, but you may also consider a Swedish antique piece or two.
Now, wouldn’t you search excellent sitting in your new dwelling place in a navy-blue jacket in excess of a white ensemble?
Palm Beacher Carleton Varney is president of Dorothy Draper & Co., an worldwide structure organization with places of work in New York, West Palm Beach, London and White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. His new book is titled “The Draper Contact: The High Life and Significant Model of Dorothy Draper.” Go to CarletonVarney.com or e-mail him at [email protected] Assistance guidance our journalism. Subscribe now.