I’ve got the blues….in all its many shades!

Good morning. I have a small request. I get a fair number of anonymous comments which is totally fine. However many of those ask me questions about specifics on a post, like the name of a paint color or an architects name, and I am generally very prompt at getting back to people and always acknowledge the questions. But if you are anonymous I have no way of writing you back! So the best thing most likely to insure a reply is to click on the “email me” link on the right and it will allow you to email me directly with your question. Hope this clarifies things, as I am always more than happy to help/answer any questions.

Like blue? Me too, but I am sure that’s not a big revelation if you have been coming to my blog for any length of time! I love blues from the palest milkiest grayest blues to the darkest inkiest navy. There is not a bad blue in my book. I find this color to be incredible versatile, uplifting, moody in a good way, dramatic when you want it to be and above all else beautiful! There are few colors paired with blue that don’t look amazing, from all the neutrals all the way to rich browns. I know I will be using plenty of blue in my house as I start to decorate. So today is all about the many shades of blue that really light my fire. What is your opinion on blue? Like or love? Always love to know……

Love blue and cream, just so soothing
Love a little pop of navy in a white bathroom…..stunning! T.Keller Donovan
Rich navy is always a perfect choice against a white sofa, T.Keller Donovan
Nancy Corzine used a pale green blue in this pretty living room
This is a great little office with pops of blue, very cozy! Massucco, Warner Miller
How beautiful is this room in all its shades of blue against crisp white? Dreamy!?
Love blues in the outdoors, what a setting! Martyn Lawrence-Bullard
Love this guest room with different shades of blues, with a pop of coral/rose on the footstools, Sucasa
This is one of my personal favorite shades of blue…..so fresh!
A soft powdery blue on a living room wall brings instant serenity to the space, Suzanne Kasler
With pops of white this predominantly blue room feels elegant, airy and crisp, Diamond Baratta
How pretty is this fabulous room? Love the palest blue chairs, Leta Austin Foster
This gorgeous dramatic room gets a punch of beautiful blue, Nancy Corzine
This beautiful and serene room feels so calming with all this blue, Arch Digest
In the outdoors its nothing less than refreshing and elegant
Really like this room, the beautiful sapphire blue velvet chairs and subtle placement of blue on the pillows ?and drapes is just gorgeous, Palm Design Group
I have always like navy with beige, such an elegant and timeless combination, Theodore and Co.
How about this rich blue chinoiserie for an elegant dining room? Sucasa Designs
Rich and royal…..love this setting, Thomas Burak
Love the crisp fresh feel here, the pop of the navies against the white is just stunning, Martyn Lawrence Bullard
One of my favorite colors blue, a pale gray blue
How about a vibrant royal blue paper in an otherwise light room? So pretty! Massucco, Warner Miller Designs
Navy is always a winner when paired with off white and rich wood, Lynn Morgan
One of my favorite shades, a pale gray blue, it is so soothing for a bedroom, House Beautiful
This blogland favorite is a stunning example of how stunning navy is in the bedroom, Mary McDonald
Love this cheery periwinkle blue bedroom, so uplifting! Lynn Morgan
Gorgeous dining room with subtle hints of pale pale blue, love the rug and of course the chinoiserie! Bear Hill Interiors
Love the elegant blue and white print here, Coastal Living
Traditional bedroom in soft blues against white, very serene and elegant
Gorgeous bedroom with a pale teal blue, Jan Showers
Love the blues against the creamy white walls in this fabulous dining room, Thomas Burak
Is there anything fresher than pale blue and crisp white, I don’t think so! Leta, Austin and Foster
And a little recap on “the blues”……………
All this blue, has me feeling so happy…… I love blue, in all its many shades. How about you? Do you have any blue in your home? Have a favorite room here? Love to know your thoughts! Also don’t forget about the exciting giveaway that Party Resources and I are doing from Peter Callahan. Click here to find out more. Wishing you have a wonderful day.

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I’ve got the blues….in all its many shades!

Good morning. I have a small request. I get a fair number of anonymous comments which is totally fine. However many of those ask me questions about specifics on a post, like the name of a paint color or an architects name, and I am generally very prompt at getting back to people and always acknowledge the questions. But if you are anonymous I have no way of writing you back! So the best thing most likely to insure a reply is to click on the “email me” link on the right and it will allow you to email me directly with your question. Hope this clarifies things, as I am always more than happy to help/answer any questions.

Like blue? Me too, but I am sure that’s not a big revelation if you have been coming to my blog for any length of time! I love blues from the palest milkiest grayest blues to the darkest inkiest navy. There is not a bad blue in my book. I find this color to be incredible versatile, uplifting, moody in a good way, dramatic when you want it to be and above all else beautiful! There are few colors paired with blue that don’t look amazing, from all the neutrals all the way to rich browns. I know I will be using plenty of blue in my house as I start to decorate. So today is all about the many shades of blue that really light my fire. What is your opinion on blue? Like or love? Always love to know……

Love blue and cream, just so soothing
Love a little pop of navy in a white bathroom…..stunning! T.Keller Donovan
Rich navy is always a perfect choice against a white sofa, T.Keller Donovan
Nancy Corzine used a pale green blue in this pretty living room
This is a great little office with pops of blue, very cozy! Massucco, Warner Miller
How beautiful is this room in all its shades of blue against crisp white? Dreamy! 
Love blues in the outdoors, what a setting! Martyn Lawrence-Bullard
Love this guest room with different shades of blues, with a pop of coral/rose on the footstools, Sucasa
This is one of my personal favorite shades of blue…..so fresh!
A soft powdery blue on a living room wall brings instant serenity to the space, Suzanne Kasler
With pops of white this predominantly blue room feels elegant, airy and crisp, Diamond Baratta
How pretty is this fabulous room? Love the palest blue chairs, Leta Austin Foster
This gorgeous dramatic room gets a punch of beautiful blue, Nancy Corzine
This beautiful and serene room feels so calming with all this blue, Arch Digest
In the outdoors its nothing less than refreshing and elegant
Really like this room, the beautiful sapphire blue velvet chairs and subtle placement of blue on the pillows  and drapes is just gorgeous, Palm Design Group
I have always like navy with beige, such an elegant and timeless combination, Theodore and Co.
How about this rich blue chinoiserie for an elegant dining room? Sucasa Designs
Rich and royal…..love this setting, Thomas Burak
Love the crisp fresh feel here, the pop of the navies against the white is just stunning, Martyn Lawrence Bullard
One of my favorite colors blue, a pale gray blue
How about a vibrant royal blue paper in an otherwise light room? So pretty! Massucco, Warner Miller Designs
Navy is always a winner when paired with off white and rich wood, Lynn Morgan
One of my favorite shades, a pale gray blue, it is so soothing for a bedroom, House Beautiful
This blogland favorite is a stunning example of how stunning navy is in the bedroom, Mary McDonald
Love this cheery periwinkle blue bedroom, so uplifting! Lynn Morgan
Gorgeous dining room with subtle hints of pale pale blue, love the rug and of course the chinoiserie! Bear Hill Interiors
Love the elegant blue and white print here, Coastal Living
Traditional bedroom in soft blues against white, very serene and elegant
Gorgeous bedroom with a pale teal blue, Jan Showers
Love the blues against the creamy white walls in this fabulous dining room, Thomas Burak
Is there anything fresher than pale blue and crisp white, I don’t think so! Leta, Austin and Foster
And a little recap on “the blues”……………
All this blue, has me feeling so happy…… I love blue, in all its many shades. How about you? Do you have any blue in your home? Have a favorite room here? Love to know your thoughts! Also don’t forget about the exciting giveaway that Party Resources and I are doing from Peter Callahan. Click here to find out more. Wishing you have a wonderful day.

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Green with envy

Good morning! I first want to answer a question which many of you have asked about my house and if there was a previous home on the property. Yes, there was….a charming one at that, and one we had originally intended to keep, work around and renovate. However after six long long months at the drawing board it was not proving to be cost or design effective so down it went. The good news is that the property, was already very mature with a beautiful understated mature landscape so fingers crossed that when our home is finally done, it will look like its been there a while!

Green……..I absolutely love green, enjoy occasionally wearing green, have touches of green in my home, love cooking with green vegetables and basically try to “go green” when I can but must honestly admit there is room for improvement on that front:) That said, one area I love seeing green in, is the home…..I love green rooms, green furniture, greenery, green wallpaper, green paint…you get the picture! I personally lean towards a paler, grayer green but very much appreciate different shades of green when done well. ?So today I pay ?special tribute to all the glorious greens, of which there are so many shades, from the palest celadon to the darkest jade green almost black, each with its own character and style…… green can be used successfully in just about any decor from the most opulent traditional homes to modern and transitional to fabulous outdoor space. Green is here to stay and is a gorgeous accent color…..let me know what you think, if you too like green and you know I always love to know if you have a personal favorite!

A gorgeous room by Ken Tate. features soft pale green walls…notice the darker green paneling on top of the tall ceilings..it works beautifully!
A fabulous green dining room in a soft sage color makes for a beautiful and serene feel by Ken Tate
Molly Frey used this antiqued green piece to add a subtle punch of color to this sun washed dining?room and pick up the color from lamp shade and art work
Thornton Designs chose this stunning bright green chinoiserie to give a bright light to this dining room….I happen to love it
Alexa Hampton designed this cozy and intimate study/den in a pea green color and carried it all the way to the built in wood color and upholstery
Pretty green and gold wallpaper in a bathroom by Thornton Designs
Rinfret designs chose to glaze this tub surround and cabinetry in a silvery green, quite pretty!
Alexa Hampton went with green paint and green window treatments to make a strong green statement in this dining room
Opulent chinoiserie in a rich dark green creates a lot of drama in this very decadent room
Meg Braff chose a pretty green slipcover for this chaise lounge
Stunning painted green French chest, taken at the Maison and Objet show in Paris
Love velvet…these chairs and loveseat get upholstered in rich moss green velvet, Arch Digest
Diamond Baratta designs painted the paneling in this room a cheery mint green to add a punch to the red and green room….lively!
Stunning patio decked out in green, Veranda Magazine
A dark loden green is used in this very traditional room beautifully
Beautiful Mint green chinoisiere by Paul Montgomery
Tobi Fairley successfully chose kelly green accents to give this beautiful room some life
Diamond Baratta used a bright green for this cheery dining room

This pretty mint green painted bedroom wall gives a fresh welcoming feel by Thornton Designs

Alexandra Ray chose a pretty pale green paper to add subtle color to this pretty sunlit bathroom
This pretty room in all its green glory, by House and Home, chooses the sofa wall to display a collection of botanical prints…love how it warms up the space
Beautiful old world paneling gets painted green in this elegant French dining room
Pretty green and white grid print paper gets accented with a pretty shade of pink
Samantha Pynn chose this pretty geometric in crisp kelly green and white to give a traditionally feeling chair a fresh take
This beautiful green and white vanity done in treillage is gorgeous by Diamond Baratta
Kathyrn Boyd went bold with these bright green walls and tiger print rug..but it works!
This seafoam green dining room gets a punch of color with the coral red chairs, by Ashley Whitlaker
Suzanne Tucker designed this elegant soft hued green room with?touches of soft gold
This traditional room gets accented with lime green accents by Eileen Kathryn Boyle
Pretty gray green painted paneled walls gives this elegant space a warm glow
A darker green kitchen gets lightened up with a stripped oak table used as an island
Gray green dining room by Amelia Handegan
Gorgeous glazed and painted pale painted green kitchen
Plain and Fancy kitchen went with a pale milky mint green in this formal feeling kitchen, I like the contrast of the black range
Pretty soft and tranquil feel in this living room of pale greens and cream by Decor pad
Kim Coleman designed this elegant space using a pale pea green against taupe and cream
Sherill Canet went bold in this dramatic living room….its quirky but it works!
Very pale green kitchen cabinets with a hint of gray by Style De View
Thornton Designs blends beautiful soft shades of aqua greens with neutrals…
Soft silvery greens are used in this pretty setting
Beautiful front hall gets touches of green and blue in just the right places…love the ikat pillows and the pretty objects placed on the center table

Beautiful crisp greens add pops of color to this sunfilled sunroom with white couches

Phoebe Howard went all green in the upholstered furniture in this causal sitting area
The Wiseman group painted this beautiful dining room a pale milky pistachio green…..
Soft hued green and white toile bedroom
Always loved this bed with the elegant green and white fabric crown..so inviting but rich and elegant at the same time
Beautiful wood paneling gets painted green in this traditional dining room
This opulent and formal dining room lets the focus be the fabulous bright green chinoiserie and keep everything else in the room quite understated
A dramatic large scaled room done primarily in green is sunny, cheerful and elegant
Beautiful green glazed cabinets are traditional and old world looking…the limestone floors and pine wood piece are beautiful accents here by Rinfret
So that sums up the green collection for today, lots of “eye candy”. What do you think? Do you like green rooms or just green accents? Do you have a favorite? Would love to know!

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Green with envy

Good morning! I first want to answer a question which many of you have asked about my house and if there was a previous home on the property. Yes, there was….a charming one at that, and one we had originally intended to keep, work around and renovate. However after six long long months at the drawing board it was not proving to be cost or design effective so down it went. The good news is that the property, was already very mature with a beautiful understated mature landscape so fingers crossed that when our home is finally done, it will look like its been there a while!
Green……..I absolutely love green, enjoy occasionally wearing green, have touches of green in my home, love cooking with green vegetables and basically try to “go green” when I can but must honestly admit there is room for improvement on that front:) That said, one area I love seeing green in, is the home…..I love green rooms, green furniture, greenery, green wallpaper, green paint…you get the picture! I personally lean towards a paler, grayer green but very much appreciate different shades of green when done well.  So today I pay  special tribute to all the glorious greens, of which there are so many shades, from the palest celadon to the darkest jade green almost black, each with its own character and style…… green can be used successfully in just about any decor from the most opulent traditional homes to modern and transitional to fabulous outdoor space. Green is here to stay and is a gorgeous accent color…..let me know what you think, if you too like green and you know I always love to know if you have a personal favorite!

A gorgeous room by Ken Tate. features soft pale green walls…notice the darker green paneling on top of the tall ceilings..it works beautifully!
A fabulous green dining room in a soft sage color makes for a beautiful and serene feel by Ken Tate
Molly Frey used this antiqued green piece to add a subtle punch of color to this sun washed dining room and pick up the color from lamp shade and art work
Thornton Designs chose this stunning bright green chinoiserie to give a bright light to this dining room….I happen to love it
Alexa Hampton designed this cozy and intimate study/den in a pea green color and carried it all the way to the built in wood color and upholstery
Pretty green and gold wallpaper in a bathroom by Thornton Designs
Rinfret designs chose to glaze this tub surround and cabinetry in a silvery green, quite pretty!
Alexa Hampton went with green paint and green window treatments to make a strong green statement in this dining room
Opulent chinoiserie in a rich dark green creates a lot of drama in this very decadent room
Meg Braff chose a pretty green slipcover for this chaise lounge
Stunning painted green French chest, taken at the Maison and Objet show in Paris
Love velvet…these chairs and loveseat get upholstered in rich moss green velvet, Arch Digest
Diamond Baratta designs painted the paneling in this room a cheery mint green to add a punch to the red and green room….lively!
Stunning patio decked out in green, Veranda Magazine
A dark loden green is used in this very traditional room beautifully
Beautiful Mint green chinoisiere by Paul Montgomery
Tobi Fairley successfully chose kelly green accents to give this beautiful room some life
Diamond Baratta used a bright green for this cheery dining room

This pretty mint green painted bedroom wall gives a fresh welcoming feel by Thornton Designs

Alexandra Ray chose a pretty pale green paper to add subtle color to this pretty sunlit bathroom
This pretty room in all its green glory, by House and Home, chooses the sofa wall to display a collection of botanical prints…love how it warms up the space
Beautiful old world paneling gets painted green in this elegant French dining room
Pretty green and white grid print paper gets accented with a pretty shade of pink
Samantha Pynn chose this pretty geometric in crisp kelly green and white to give a traditionally feeling chair a fresh take
This beautiful green and white vanity done in treillage is gorgeous by Diamond Baratta
Kathyrn Boyd went bold with these bright green walls and tiger print rug..but it works!
This seafoam green dining room gets a punch of color with the coral red chairs, by Ashley Whitlaker
Suzanne Tucker designed this elegant soft hued green room with touches of soft gold
This traditional room gets accented with lime green accents by Eileen Kathryn Boyle
Pretty gray green painted paneled walls gives this elegant space a warm glow
A darker green kitchen gets lightened up with a stripped oak table used as an island
Gray green dining room by Amelia Handegan
Gorgeous glazed and painted pale painted green kitchen
Plain and Fancy kitchen went with a pale milky mint green in this formal feeling kitchen, I like the contrast of the black range
Pretty soft and tranquil feel in this living room of pale greens and cream by Decor pad
Kim Coleman designed this elegant space using a pale pea green against taupe and cream
Sherill Canet went bold in this dramatic living room….its quirky but it works!
Very pale green kitchen cabinets with a hint of gray by Style De View
Thornton Designs blends beautiful soft shades of aqua greens with neutrals…
Soft silvery greens are used in this pretty setting
Beautiful front hall gets touches of green and blue in just the right places…love the ikat pillows and the pretty objects placed on the center table

Beautiful crisp greens add pops of color to this sunfilled sunroom with white couches

Phoebe Howard went all green in the upholstered furniture in this causal sitting area
The Wiseman group painted this beautiful dining room a pale milky pistachio green…..
Soft hued green and white toile bedroom
Always loved this bed with the elegant green and white fabric crown..so inviting but rich and elegant at the same time
Beautiful wood paneling gets painted green in this traditional dining room
This opulent and formal dining room lets the focus be the fabulous bright green chinoiserie and keep everything else in the room quite understated
A dramatic large scaled room done primarily in green is sunny, cheerful and elegant
Beautiful green glazed cabinets are traditional and old world looking…the limestone floors and pine wood piece are beautiful accents here by Rinfret
So that sums up the green collection for today, lots of “eye candy”. What do you think? Do you like green rooms or just green accents? Do you have a favorite? Would love to know!

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