I enjoy the classics, and you cannot get significantly more basic in decorating than blue and white. It is among of my preferred shade combos for Palm Seashore dwelling.
And the nautical combo seems primarily excellent for summer season. It tends to make me imagine of deep-blue beach umbrellas and shiny-white seashore towels.
Here’s a blue-and-white scheme for a residing place that is as attractive and enjoyable as a day at the seashore.
Permit us get started by portray the walls a rich sailor blue, complemented on the ceiling by soft powder blue. All the woodwork will be sparkling white.
People blue partitions will definitely make your home windows glow. To emphasize that pretty outcome, hold shiny blue-and-white-checked material from white rings on white-painted poles, and be sure the curtains are lined in white linen. Beneath the curtains, cling roller shades of prosperous sailor blue to match the partitions. These days, you can obtain roller shades in a host of what are named designer hues.
I love sofas and club chairs slipcovered in white linen, probably with piping of rich blue. When slip-masking with white materials, make specified that the chairs and sofas staying included are upholstered in muslin or in some light-coloured upholstery. Just after all, you really don’t want dark cloth types showing via the white coverings. If, nonetheless, the upholstered items are dim, you should really purchase slip covers that have their very own linings.
Accent chairs can be coated in a blue-and-white print.
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You might want to bleach your flooring and then accent them with rugs of a blue-and-white sisal, a glance best for the seashore.
Decorating these days gives these kinds of a assortment of opportunities that ended up unheard of decades back. As with window shades, sisal now comes in colours, as perfectly as in multi-colored patterns, far too. Chevrons, blocks, stripes — you name the layout and sisal will be readily available in patterns that function in a assortment of configurations.
For lamps in your new residing space, select ceramic bases, these as the gourd-shaped classics designed by Christopher Spitzmiller, a person of my favored makers. His lamps arrive in all shades, including light blue, deep blue, skipper blue and turquoise blue. What a great planet of color.
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 bit of sunshine?
For wood furnishings — it’s possible a coffee desk or close tables — you can go with white, but you may possibly also think about a Swedish antique piece or two.
Now, would not you glimpse great sitting down in your new dwelling place in a navy-blue jacket above a white ensemble?
Palm Beacher Carleton Varney is president of Dorothy Draper & Co., an intercontinental structure agency with places of work in New York, West Palm Seashore, London and White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. His new book is titled “The Draper Touch: The Higher Lifetime and Large Type of Dorothy Draper.” Go to CarletonVarney.com or e-mail him at [email protected]. Assistance support our journalism. Subscribe currently.