Beautiful Blues

Beautiful Blues

I’m excited about this summer’s projects with clients and the directions they’re taking in terms of color.

I’m currently helping a client pick out furniture, fabrics and drapery styles for a home set on a knoll overlooking the ocean. We’ll tie in to the coastal theme without going overboard, by playing up fresh designs in a variety of blue colors and prints. I’ve collected a nice array of fabrics to choose from. Although light and airy, the fabrics have a lot of substance and they’ll look good year round, playing up a cool seaside feeling in the spring and summer and a crisp, elegant feeling in the fall and winter months.

A beautiful collection of fabrics in the blue family

I recently helped Cape Cod clients renovate a spare bedroom next to their kitchen, converting it to a tailored and comfortable office/reading room where they can hang out, take break from TV, and enjoy a quiet setting for reading. Blue was the color that dominated the fabric choices and we selected an area rug in a textured foggy grey/beige that’s perfect for the Cape. Blue accessories like a beautiful cobalt table lamp add pop.

Nice array of fabrics for the office furniture and valances

Custom area rug with twill border features accents of blue

A cobalt blue ceramic lamp adds a great accent

I’m also working on a project in Lexington MA in which the kitchen is open to the family room and to an adjacent dining room and sun room. The kitchen island is dark blue and creates the basis for colors and fabrics that we’re selecting for the family room, sun room and dining room. The color scheme will flow nicely from one area to another.

The blue island creates a color direction for adjacent areas

Blue will always be a classic color choice for interior design projects and it’s been especially popular over the past few years.