When we first married 35 years ago we lived in a small apartment and I didn’t have a very strong opinion about our interior design. My husband felt strongly that he wanted a blue interior, so we went with blue. the only problem was, he sort of “blued” me to death. Blue wallpaper, blue sofa, blue, blue, blue. I decided that from then on, we would avoid blue. We have had two houses and two condominiums, and now that we are settling into our new forever home, I have finally decided it is time to revisit the idea of a blue interior.
These bookshelves are stunning, I love the white woodwork with the soft blue paint. I may have the walls on the back of the bookshelves I am going to have built in a corner of my great room painted a soft blue.
Above is a beautiful blue and white room. The drapery are just beautiful, however, I don’t think I would go with the coordinating wallpaper. I also think this print is a little bit too Asian influenced for my space. I am thinking about a settee similar to this for my new living room. You can check out the blue tray I am using in my new home in my Tray Chic post here.
Our tentative plan is to keep white walls in all the living space with extensive moldings and millwork. This photo caught my attention since it has white walls, and the color is in the rugs and upholstery. This is very much like what I have in mind for our new space.
I think I am going to have the same quandary as Tina over at The Enchanted Home when it comes to deciding on pillows for the new house. She has taken some of the work out of it for me with all of the hours she has spent searching Etsy for blue and white pillows. There are two or three of these I might exclude in my top search, but most of them could be contenders.
I like the idea of using blue and white dishes and porcelain to give a pop of color in my kitchen.
This is a great chair, it looks comfortable, and has a great blue, white and silvery grey stripe pattern. I like the light wood finish on the trim on this chair. With oak floors throughout the new space, I need to keep things light.
A rich dark blue sofa anchors this living room. The designer has added some blue and white accessories and coffee table books to tie the blue and white together in this room.
This is a beautiful soft blue and white dining room. I wouldn’t use this soft blue and white zebra print, but this is a lovely room. The blue baseboards are interesting in this room.
I am really loving these blue and white curtains from Kari Anne’s home tour. These have the perfect mix of blues and the white background. The print is just leaves and flowers, not oriental, not nautical, a nice neutral kind of print.
If you want to drool over some incredible blue and white interiors, check out Carolyne Roehm’s book, A Passion for Blue and White.
Do you have a passion for blue and white? I would love to see your blue and white designs at my Celebrate it Sunday! link party.