The velveteen habit………

Good late Monday afternoon sweetpeas, and how was your weekend? Ours was unexpectedly relaxing, spent a lot of time at home (always a treat) as we were trying to dig out of the approx. 22 inches that fell around here! It was quite the snowstorm. If you missed my pictures, seeing is believing you must check it out, click here. Now that mother nature has shown us who‘s in charge…I am totally ready to zoom into spring!

How I love velvet…. I actually always have had a thing for it but in recent years, my love has escalated to an obsession. And there’s no cure in sight. Kind of like the blue and white affliction….oh well at least it’s all in the name of beauty. I adore velvet, its luscious texture, soft sheen and coziness make it a fabric I could easily have in every room.

It is as beautiful in a living, dining or library as it is a study or bedroom. Add a beautiful trim to a solid color velvet and the result is nothing short of spectacular! As I am decorating my own home, I have more than a handful of ideas of how and where I plan to incorporate velvet. And seriously this is one fabric that looks just amazing in every single color, I have yet to see a color it doesn’t rock in!

Stunning! Velvet is so beautiful in a rich hue like this blue, and the tufting is like the icing on the cake! Atticmag

Chad Eisner chose a slate gray velvet trimmed in a contrast piping for this elegant room
Christina Murphy added the wow factor to this room by installing a kelly green velvet sofa with contrasting tape….beautiful!
Sandra Nunnerly created this gorgeous living roolm with warm toned velvet upholstered pieces..love it!?

?A gorgeous chaise in purple velvet in this sitting area is gorgeous, AD

Love a velvet ottoman,especially this beauty in navy with nailheads, stunning!
Thomas Burak designed this magnificent moss green beauty….love the addition of decadent trim

This beautiful dining room gets a periwinkle velvet to grace its chairs, HB

Gorgeous teal antique French bench in this elegant foyer is just stunning! Atlanta Homes

A sleek blue sofa in gorgeous blue velvet, My Chic Nest

Using velvet on a statement piece like on this gorgeous French chair has given me a few good ideas, Mary McDonald

This dark moss green is one of my absolute faves, then add the tufting+ perfection!
You know I love this pictures, velvet dining chairs AND blue and white porcelain ginger jars= perfection! Nantucket showroom

?A velvet headboard….gorgeous! House Beautiful
Creamy velvet……absolutely gorgeous! Bobbi Smith
Gorgeous in gray….love the gray velvet sofas in this beautiful room.

?Purple never looked so good! AD

Gorgeous greens in luscious velvet, Home Decor
Love these softly toned pale blue velvet dining chairs, Thomas Burak
Ashley Stark shows velvet looks picture perfect in any setting,including an eclectic transitional one like this.
?Show me a gorgeous French chair that doesn’t look just amazing in any color velvet! Paris Hotel Boutique
Handsome green velvet sofa, trimmed in a contrasting grosgrain tape…another favorite look.
Love this tufted velvet bed! Sandra Nunnerly
Beautiful velvet chairs look smashing in this transitional living room, love the cool color palette

Sarah Richardson chose to make this pair of chairs the statement pieces in a cut striped vibrant velvet

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Adore this banquette with large wide tape trim…stunning! Bayon Contessa

Curtains in a rich velvet are definitely a true luxury….love the soft gray here, Houzz

?Mary McDonald is a huge fan and in this vibrant room, the result is dazzling!

So..what do you think? Does this want to make you run out and cover something in velvet? Or maybe you already are a fan? Do you love it as much as I do? What is your favorite way to see velvet? Color? You know I love to know your thoughts.? Have a fabulous Monday evening and start to your week!

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The velveteen habit………

Good late Monday afternoon sweetpeas, and how was your weekend? Ours was unexpectedly relaxing, spent a lot of time at home (always a treat) as we were trying to dig out of the approx. 22 inches that fell around here! It was quite the snowstorm. If you missed my pictures, seeing is believing you must check it out, click here. Now that mother nature has shown us who‘s in charge…I am totally ready to zoom into spring!

How I love velvet…. I actually always have had a thing for it but in recent years, my love has escalated to an obsession. And there’s no cure in sight. Kind of like the blue and white affliction….oh well at least it’s all in the name of beauty. I adore velvet, its luscious texture, soft sheen and coziness make it a fabric I could easily have in every room.

It is as beautiful in a living, dining or library as it is a study or bedroom. Add a beautiful trim to a solid color velvet and the result is nothing short of spectacular! As I am decorating my own home, I have more than a handful of ideas of how and where I plan to incorporate velvet. And seriously this is one fabric that looks just amazing in every single color, I have yet to see a color it doesn’t rock in!

Stunning! Velvet is so beautiful in a rich hue like this blue, and the tufting is like the icing on the cake! Atticmag

Chad Eisner chose a slate gray velvet trimmed in a contrast piping for this elegant room
Christina Murphy added the wow factor to this room by installing a kelly green velvet sofa with contrasting tape….beautiful!
Sandra Nunnerly created this gorgeous living roolm with warm toned velvet upholstered pieces..love it! 

 A gorgeous chaise in purple velvet in this sitting area is gorgeous, AD

Love a velvet ottoman,especially this beauty in navy with nailheads, stunning!
Thomas Burak designed this magnificent moss green beauty….love the addition of decadent trim

This beautiful dining room gets a periwinkle velvet to grace its chairs, HB

Gorgeous teal antique French bench in this elegant foyer is just stunning! Atlanta Homes

A sleek blue sofa in gorgeous blue velvet, My Chic Nest

Using velvet on a statement piece like on this gorgeous French chair has given me a few good ideas, Mary McDonald

This dark moss green is one of my absolute faves, then add the tufting+ perfection!
You know I love this pictures, velvet dining chairs AND blue and white porcelain ginger jars= perfection! Nantucket showroom

 A velvet headboard….gorgeous! House Beautiful
Creamy velvet……absolutely gorgeous! Bobbi Smith
Gorgeous in gray….love the gray velvet sofas in this beautiful room.

 Purple never looked so good! AD

Gorgeous greens in luscious velvet, Home Decor
Love these softly toned pale blue velvet dining chairs, Thomas Burak
Ashley Stark shows velvet looks picture perfect in any setting,including an eclectic transitional one like this.
 Show me a gorgeous French chair that doesn’t look just amazing in any color velvet! Paris Hotel Boutique
Handsome green velvet sofa, trimmed in a contrasting grosgrain tape…another favorite look.
Love this tufted velvet bed! Sandra Nunnerly
Beautiful velvet chairs look smashing in this transitional living room, love the cool color palette

Sarah Richardson chose to make this pair of chairs the statement pieces in a cut striped vibrant velvet

 
Adore this banquette with large wide tape trim…stunning! Bayon Contessa

Curtains in a rich velvet are definitely a true luxury….love the soft gray here, Houzz

 Mary McDonald is a huge fan and in this vibrant room, the result is dazzling!

So..what do you think? Does this want to make you run out and cover something in velvet? Or maybe you already are a fan? Do you love it as much as I do? What is your favorite way to see velvet? Color? You know I love to know your thoughts.  Have a fabulous Monday evening and start to your week!

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35 reasons why I love decorating with blue and white

Good morning! I think you all know by now how I love blue and white. Why? Well for starters, it is so ?crisp, elegant, refined and timeless. Love decorating with blue and white, and best thing of all it goes with?any color decor and virtually with any style. Coastal, city sleek, farmhouse, country home, elegant traditional, old world, French, you name it….it works!!?



So today a tribute to beautiful blue and white in all its many variations. Used as an accent, its a beautiful and timeless addition to virtually to any room, or used as the principle color way..it can do no wrong! I know in my house, it always has a home and will be found in several of my own rooms. Have a favorite way to decorate with blue and white? Tell me about it!



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1. Blue and white doesn’t get much prettier than this! TH
2. Thorton designs mixed gorgeous blues with a little green to perfection!
3. How pretty is this setting? LOVE it! Monroes bistro
4. Always works with earth tones!
5. Traditional with a little fun blue and white….works for me! Thornton
6. This beautiful vignette by Joseph Minton shows how stunning warm woods work with blue and white



7. It looks beautiful gracing a desk and in the form of a lamp, Knight Carr
8. Amazing the impact a pair of blue and white ginger jars can have in a room, SLC
9. Love seeing blue and white against very dark woods, Eclectic Revisited
10. Navy in a room is always rich and regal, Horchow
11. Blue and white look fabulous with accents of soft buttery yellow, K. Carr
12. The blue and white here is the perfect compliment to all these fresh beautiful colors on this porch!
13. This beautiful room in an unexpected combination of pale green and peach gets a crisp accent with the blue and white jars perched on brackets, Thomas Burak
14. Love a collection of ginger jars atop a beautiful chest, the crowning touch!
15. How great looking is this blue and white jar wallpaper? Guess who…..Ralph Lauren!
16. Blue and white is so beautiful against timelessly elegant dark wood, HB
17. As soft and wispy as a feather, this delicately beautiful bed is from Ralph Lauren
18. In a funkier more transitional space, blue and white still rocks!
19. Something about that navy and white against very dark wood that gets me every time! Beach glass Designs
20. Love the pops of dark wood against the crisp?blues and whites, beautiful! Thornton
21. Its so charming how the blue and white accents liven up this pretty neutral kitchen, Alamodeus
22. Such a pretty combination for outdoor entertaining inspiration, Carolyn Roehm
23. Love the blue and white in this elegant setting, Kellogg
24. Blue and white by the coast is always perfection…SLC Interiors
25. One of my most favorite window seats and sitting areas…..love it!! 2 Michaels
Really like the elegant and coastal vibe on these beds, Coastal Living
26. How about this fabulous bath getting bathed in blue and white? Martha Stewart Living
27. Come to Mama, love this setting, so pretty and feminine…..K.Carr
28.Blue and white accessories are the perfect touch in this stunning kitchen, Downsview
29.Blue and white is always dramatic in a neutral toned room..love this! William Eubanks
30. Blue and white is as beautiful outside as it is indoors! Veranda
31. Ashley Whitaker used a pair of blue and white garden seats in this pretty transitional space
32. Always thought this bathroom is so very pretty with the elegant accents in navy and white, T.Keller Donovan
33. Neutrals and in this case beautiful tonal linen is a great compliment against crisp blue and white, House to Home
34. Roger Davies hit a home run in this stunning blue and white room!
35. Think this small space is so beautifully done, love the fabric! Martyn Lawrence Bullard
There you have it……35 beautiful ways to decorate with blue and white. ?Truth is I could keep going and going and going, it never gets old and I never stop being inspired by it. What are your thoughts on blue and white? ?Have a favorite room here? ?Would love to hear! Wishing you an enchanted day.

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35 reasons why I love decorating with blue and white

Good morning! I think you all know by now how I love blue and white. Why? Well for starters, it is so  crisp, elegant, refined and timeless. Love decorating with blue and white, and best thing of all it goes with any color decor and virtually with any style. Coastal, city sleek, farmhouse, country home, elegant traditional, old world, French, you name it….it works!! 

So today a tribute to beautiful blue and white in all its many variations. Used as an accent, its a beautiful and timeless addition to virtually to any room, or used as the principle color way..it can do no wrong! I know in my house, it always has a home and will be found in several of my own rooms. Have a favorite way to decorate with blue and white? Tell me about it!

                                                            

1. Blue and white doesn’t get much prettier than this! TH
2. Thorton designs mixed gorgeous blues with a little green to perfection!
3. How pretty is this setting? LOVE it! Monroes bistro
4. Always works with earth tones!
5. Traditional with a little fun blue and white….works for me! Thornton
6. This beautiful vignette by Joseph Minton shows how stunning warm woods work with blue and white


7. It looks beautiful gracing a desk and in the form of a lamp, Knight Carr
8. Amazing the impact a pair of blue and white ginger jars can have in a room, SLC
9. Love seeing blue and white against very dark woods, Eclectic Revisited
10. Navy in a room is always rich and regal, Horchow
11. Blue and white look fabulous with accents of soft buttery yellow, K. Carr
12. The blue and white here is the perfect compliment to all these fresh beautiful colors on this porch!
13. This beautiful room in an unexpected combination of pale green and peach gets a crisp accent with the blue and white jars perched on brackets, Thomas Burak
14. Love a collection of ginger jars atop a beautiful chest, the crowning touch!
15. How great looking is this blue and white jar wallpaper? Guess who…..Ralph Lauren!
16. Blue and white is so beautiful against timelessly elegant dark wood, HB
17. As soft and wispy as a feather, this delicately beautiful bed is from Ralph Lauren
18. In a funkier more transitional space, blue and white still rocks!
19. Something about that navy and white against very dark wood that gets me every time! Beach glass Designs
20. Love the pops of dark wood against the crisp blues and whites, beautiful! Thornton
21. Its so charming how the blue and white accents liven up this pretty neutral kitchen, Alamodeus
22. Such a pretty combination for outdoor entertaining inspiration, Carolyn Roehm
23. Love the blue and white in this elegant setting, Kellogg
24. Blue and white by the coast is always perfection…SLC Interiors
25. One of my most favorite window seats and sitting areas…..love it!! 2 Michaels
Really like the elegant and coastal vibe on these beds, Coastal Living
26. How about this fabulous bath getting bathed in blue and white? Martha Stewart Living
27. Come to Mama, love this setting, so pretty and feminine…..K.Carr
28.Blue and white accessories are the perfect touch in this stunning kitchen, Downsview
29.Blue and white is always dramatic in a neutral toned room..love this! William Eubanks
30. Blue and white is as beautiful outside as it is indoors! Veranda
31. Ashley Whitaker used a pair of blue and white garden seats in this pretty transitional space
32. Always thought this bathroom is so very pretty with the elegant accents in navy and white, T.Keller Donovan
33. Neutrals and in this case beautiful tonal linen is a great compliment against crisp blue and white, House to Home
34. Roger Davies hit a home run in this stunning blue and white room!
35. Think this small space is so beautifully done, love the fabric! Martyn Lawrence Bullard
There you have it……35 beautiful ways to decorate with blue and white.  Truth is I could keep going and going and going, it never gets old and I never stop being inspired by it. What are your thoughts on blue and white?  Have a favorite room here?  Would love to hear! Wishing you an enchanted day.

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