Monday, February 6, 2012

Decorating with Blue and White

I have always been captivated by all things blue and white. The combination  is such a timeless,classic look. I enjoy using dead gray and white gesso furniture with very committed patterns of blue and white. Here are several amazing examples of blue and white with cream and gilt. I especially love the French gray color on the trumeau and  bed. In Carolyne Roehm's book, A Passion for Interiors. I find a great deal of inspiration from her rooms for my painted furniture designs. I hope you will be inspired by her as well. 

Seeing that I perused all through Paris looking for barometers. I thought you would enjoy seeing what a great impact they can have in an interior. I do believe that ticking is backing a come back. I enjoy using the most classic of ticking fabrics and upholstery on a cream and gilded chair.  Since the accessories are gilded. The dead gray on this settee was the best choice.

I have collected all things delft for as long as I can remember. I especially love how she uses this cream and gray/blue detailed table with a touch of gilt with the delft container. Stunning!

A display of delft vases make a great statement here. Notice how the headboard and the foot board are completely upholstered in the same fabric. Matouk linens have some wonderful white and blue bed linens. They have several chain and scalloped designs that would allow you to recreate this look. There are some wonderful blue and white toile' that can give you a similar look.

You can easily see why painted furniture has been a past time  of mine. These dead gray finishes with just the right wear and patina.... bright blue and white fabrics just pop on these finishes. One should  be really careful to allow one to become dominant over the other. 


  1. I have to be honest I'm not much of a blue person but could get to like it if I could have that settee with the ticking, it's beautiful!

    Enjoy your evening!

  2. The delft vases displayed over the upsholstered headboard/bedding makes such a beautiful statement!

  3. I am a big fan of blue and white porcelain, but I don't use it in any other way in my decor. Although, I must admit the upholstered pieces in your images are lovely. I have many of Carolyne Roehm's books and she truly makes blue and white rooms magical.

  4. Swooning over the images... Your insights are wonderful.

  5. I was just suggesting one of my friend regarding blue and white combination for his home and I think this would be the great example for. I would love to send you link to my friend and hope, he would be happy to get it. I loved all above pieces of furniture and the color combination is really fab. I often prefer white furniture but would love to try the same as shown above.