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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blue Rooms

When I was a baby, my mother always dressed me in blue because I was the only one in the family with blue eyes.  People used to comment about what a sweet little "boy" I was because I was bald until the age of  three.  
When I ungracefully rolled into my awkward teen years, my mother still bought me only blue clothing.  By that time, I fought it every step of the way.    
Now that I am old gracefully aging, I am drawn to the color blue.  Although my eyes have taken on a greyer hue (probably the beginnings of cataracts), I am beckoned by the color blue in my wardrobe.  Jealous Sista tells me it's because I need all the help I can get. 
So when I chose a color for the renovation of my master bath and bedroom - guess what color I chose?
When I was researching the perfect color blue on Pinterest, I came up with a few of the photos that I found that made my old wrinkled eyes "with character" twinkle. 

Apartment Therapy
So soft and serene.

between naps on the porch 
Wow... I would have such sweet dreams in this beautiful bed!

Mark Hampton
So soft and pretty.

I think my blog would be so much "cooler" if I wrote it in this room.

the fuller view
This is for my friend, Ann F. in CT who loves toile as much as I do. She even wraps gifts in "holy" toile!!!

Gideon Mendelson
Another beauty!


William Yeoward's Cotswold kitchen
Kathryn Greeley
I love everything about this kitchen.

Love the plates, too.

Love the "pop" of green with the classic blue and white.

Ralph Lauren 
Who needs Tylenol PM when you sleep in this beautiful room?

... and if you really love the colors of blue and white - hop over to The Enchanted Home and take a tour of Tina's gorgeous home because as the song says ... "nobody does it better."

Hope you have nothing but blue skies this weekend!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. When we gutted our place before moving in, I was unsure about the color choices we would go with. Luckily, I found the perfect blue and used it in two bathrooms and on the kitchen and mudroom ceilings. Any shade of blue is my favorite color.

  2. LOVE blue rooms...and this is one beautiful collection. Awwwhhh and thanks for that super sweet blue and white shoutout. You know I am a big fan of this classic combination:) That last picture is sooo incredibly sweet, enjoy your weekend. Lucky you blue skies..over here more snow in the forecast, sooo sick of it! I am ready for SPRING!

  3. Ohhhh, you and I have very similar tastes! Toile- blue and white- I like it with pops of red or yellow... and vintage inspired. I completely went blue in my bedroom, but we have a greenish hint to it- a water like quality to it and I adore it.

  4. Blue is beautiful. My bathroom is a subtle blue, I believe a Martha Steward color.

  5. New reader of your blog. Does it say something that I read every single post in one sitting while home sick? Thank you for brightening my day. I enjoyed all of your posts and wonderful sense of humor. We have much in common; baldness as a baby, blue eyes, and being mistaken for a boy...although mine continued for quite some time. My mother made me get pixie cuts until the 6th grade because she claimed my hair to be unmanageable. There may have been other solutions like, conditioner? Anyway, I found you through "Enchanted Home" and must say your blog is equally enchanting. I look forward to following your adventures.

  6. I am going to do my living room in blue Toile. I adore Toile. I have blue Toile right now, but I am about to redecorate with it again !!!

  7. Great blue nice like my last house in French south 👍💙


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