My love affair with blue, the turquoise variety in the main, does not seem to be diminishing. I have a red thing going on too, a big georgian mansion with a double ht hallway with a stone cantilevered stairway, 10m high !!, however thats another story that I am very excited about.
I found an image on Style Salonista this morning, a fashion shot by Demarchelier, that’s so cool and very inspiring from an interiors perspective. the mix of dark navy wool, chocolate, cafe au lait inserts, tuquoise embroidery with bronze studs and beading, all topped with a beautifully quilted turquoise hat……… A Dior creation ,that to me is stunning. I want to use these colourings in a huge victorian pile that I am designing, it also has an amazing galleried entrance , large spaces, tall ceilings. The richness of hte blues make other colours zing, add orange, golds and yellows, paler teals, duck egg and greys for softer less dramatic areas.
images courtesy of Style Salonista
Courtesy Bellocq Tea Atelier New York
why is it when I mention blue to my clients they retreat in horror and say “oh its so cold”. Yes its a cool colour I agree but right at the moment with Christmas acoming its a real antidote to all the red and green that you see around this time of the year. But lets look at blue, its a strong confident colour, its the colour of the skies, the deepest oceans, the azure blue of the mediterranean, for this reason it brings about a calmness and tranquility and in a bedroom can aid sleep. However it can be strong and powerful, think of the crashing waves, deep thunderous moody skies. Blue mixed with red gives you a rich warmth and produces many shades to the depth of rich purple and mauve, a very spiritual colour.
These are some of the rooms that have inspired me decorate in various shades of blue
they are both so gorgeous……. dinnerware at is very best. Such beautiful shapes, looks amazing in white, but oh no, it comes in Blue too. Spoilt for choice. Designed by Paulo Navone for Reichenbach. Handmade to order in Germany, exquisite