Entries in blue (154)


Feeling blue

No I'm not feeling sad. It's more that I'm loving the hit of blue in this otherwise monochromatic colour palette. This stylish combined living dining room may be compact but it's packed with tone on tone texture and a subtle hint of tribal. Cool blue, cool room by Amanda Cooper.

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Reader's home - Jessica's condo in Pennsylvania

Jessica has sent over a few submissions to my Monday's pets on furniture series lately of her dog Drava and has also kindly shared her condo that she has lovingly renovated and decorated, and shares with pooch and husband Marc. She cracked me up during our email convo, particularly when she used the phrase "balling on a budget". LOL! Here is some info from Jessica: It can be best described as a labor of love, which has gradually evolved over the past 15 years.  Located in a small Western Pennsylvania town (West Middlesex), it was a study in the late 80s – early 90s……replete with multi patterned wall paper, borders, contractor cabinetry, and flat carpeting.  And since it is a small footprint (approximately 1600 square feet), I had to select a color palette which flowed from one area to the next.  I utilized various “pops of color” throughout the space, to achieve interest.  If I had to describe my taste, it would be light, airy, frothy, and oceanic……with Scandinavian and Midcentury Modern furnishings. I love this, especially the accents of blue and turquoise throughout the condo, those sweet dining chairs and the modernized bathroom. PLus, Jessica worked her ass off - including refinishing all of the kitchen cabinets herself, removing wallpaper that didn't want to let go, and sanding and painting every inch of "oak" trim (which took every evening over an entire winter). Must point out too that Drava looks quite at home. Thanks Jessica!

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A 19th century restored home in London

Mornington Terrace is a 19th century, 5 bedroom period home in London that has been sympathetically restored by Undercover Architecture. The house hosts many experimental pieces of joinery, fixtures, lighting, sanitaryware, glazing and furniture. These were exclusively designed and built by Undercover Architecture and partnering artisans, sculptors, and makers. A stunning mix of original architectural details with modern furnishings and painted details. I love how shades of blue were used throughout the house for continuity. Currently for sale via The Modern House. (Interior design by Estelle Chandresinghe). 

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Kew Penthouse by 2LG Studio

Their clients were open to their bold and colourful choices so 2LG Studio (that's 2 Lovely Gays) started with a dramatic entry then burst out into a bright open plan living dining and kitchen area. There are Art Deco riffs to this renovation of a 90s bland and boring penthouse but the final design is edgy and fashion forward.

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... at El Fenn in Room 21. Found in the portfolio of Willem Smit, he of the lovely garden I featured last week ... or perhaps Room 20 ...

... or Room 5 ...