Blue and white runs in my veins! I love anything blue and white. I wanted to share with you a story that was published in the Spring 2017 Southern Style. It makes me smile just looking at the photos of this blue and white home.
I share my love of blue and white with the owner and designer of this this small-town cottage. The focal point of the home is its color scheme. The homeowner’s connection to the color blue began when she received a few heirloom pieces of her grandmother’s antique flow blue china. Through the years she has continued to collect similar blue and white pieces.
From the first to the sixth house she has built with her husband, the homeowner has always had blue in her home. Like me, she says the color just makes her feel good! So in every home they have had, she starts designing with the color blue and what they liked most about the previous home as inspiration. From there she used fabrics to help her stay on a color scheme and mix textures.
Their current home is a south Alabama retreat filled with inspirations of the Mobile Bay. Blue is incorporated into their main living area in a range of bold accents with pillows, window treatments, chairs and rugs. The larger pieces of furniture are outfitted in solids. By expertly layering with traditional ginghams, fun animal prints, classic china patterns, and contemporary motifs, the blue flows throughout the house effortlessly. The tranquility of the blue-based palette brings a sense of comfort and rest!
What color did you use to decorate your home?