I enjoy the classics, and you cannot get substantially much more classic in decorating than blue and white. It is among of my preferred colour combinations for Palm Beach front residing.
And the nautical combo seems especially fantastic for summertime. It would make me consider of deep-blue beach umbrellas and shiny-white beach towels.
Here’s a blue-and-white scheme for a residing space that is as pretty and stress-free as a day at the seashore.
Let us commence by portray the partitions a loaded sailor blue, complemented on the ceiling by comfortable powder blue. All the woodwork will be sparkling white.
All those blue walls will surely make your home windows glow. To emphasize that attractive outcome, hang shiny blue-and-white-checked cloth from white rings on white-painted poles, and be absolutely sure the curtains are lined in white linen. Underneath the curtains, hold roller shades of loaded sailor blue to match the partitions. These times, you can uncover roller shades in a host of what are referred to as designer shades.
I enjoy sofas and club chairs slipcovered in white linen, perhaps with piping of prosperous blue. When slip-masking with white materials, make selected that the chairs and sofas getting lined are upholstered in muslin or in some light-weight-coloured upholstery. Following all, you do not want darkish cloth styles displaying as a result of the white coverings. If, even so, the upholstered pieces are dim, you must purchase slip handles that have their own linings.
Accent chairs can be lined in a blue-and-white print.
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You could want to bleach your floors and then accent them with rugs of a blue-and-white sisal, a glance excellent for the seaside.
Decorating currently gives this kind of a range of alternatives that were unheard of years ago. As with window shades, sisal now comes in hues, as effectively as in multi-coloured patterns, way too. Chevrons, blocks, stripes — you identify the design and sisal will be available in patterns that work in a wide variety of settings.
For lamps in your new residing place, select ceramic bases, these as the gourd-shaped classics built by Christopher Spitzmiller, one particular of my favorite manufacturers. His lamps arrive in all hues, including gentle blue, deep blue, skipper blue and turquoise blue. What a superb world of shade.
We’ll also want to accent your white upholstered parts with cushions in a assortment of blue shades. And what about a prosperous, sunny-yellow cushion or two for a little bit of sunshine?
For wooden furnishings — maybe a coffee desk or end tables — you can go with white, but you may possibly also think about a Swedish antique piece or two.
Now, wouldn’t you seem good sitting in your new dwelling space in a navy-blue jacket around a white ensemble?
Palm Beacher Carleton Varney is president of Dorothy Draper & Co., an worldwide style organization with workplaces in New York, West Palm Beach front, London and White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. His new book is titled “The Draper Contact: The Large Lifestyle and Substantial Style of Dorothy Draper.” Take a look at CarletonVarney.com or electronic mail him at [email protected]. Enable assistance our journalism. Subscribe right now.