Bits of Blue

Happy Friday!!  Maybe it's the unusually warm weather or that it's one of my favorite colors, but I've been drawn to touches of blue lately.  We just presented a plan to a client with a blue painted buffet in a dining room & here are a couple images that I looked at.

I love what the shot of blue does in this neutral dining room: 

{I think the homeowners are the founders of Wisteria}

I've had this image for a while (and have posted it more than once) but I looooove this Gustavian piece:

{The mix of the blue with the old door is perfection.  I can't remember the source for the image- sorry!!}

And finally (yeah, it's Friday, this is a short one ;) this past summer I found this cool old blue trunk at an atntique store and put it in my dad's almost-finished lake house dining room:

{It's great for last-minute mess stashing..  Curtains are in my Live Paisley in Antique Beige and Boys are by Lauren & David Liess ;}

Anyway, I'm off for the day but have a great weekend!!  It's SO beautiful & warm here today that I can't believe it's January!!!


xoxo, Lauren

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21 comments:

pve design said...

My Grandma Elsie loved blue and was such a calm lady. I think even the tiniest bit of blue can really be so soothing and tranquil.
Raining here and foggy.
Enjoy your friday and all the things you create.
pve

Leslie said...

I've been drawn to blue lately too; I really love how relaxing and cheerful the color makes me feel. :)

Al said...

My house is filled with soft blue turquoise. I believe the color has such a calming effect in the environment. Love your images. That little antique trunk is perfect in the space.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Your boys must be growing big since this picture! Sweet!

Julienne said...

My Mother had her home decorated in pale aqua in her latter years...it was beautiful!

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

Blue is one of my favorite colors, it is so calming and refreshing.

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Kris Vogelsang said...

Blue for me too! It must be the unseasonably warm winter we're having up North. Currently refinishing a piece with coat of slate blue.(I'll be posting it later in the weekend when it's done) Enjoy the weather!

kayce hughes said...

You are so talented...the curtains and the boys!

traci zeller designs said...

How do I order up a set of those two precious boys? I mean, my guys were buy one, get one free at Babies R Us, but I don't think I've seen your little ones at Target! ;-)

This girl loves a shot of blue!!

Karena said...

Adore these wonderful blues. I would love any of the pieces you've featured!

Lauren have a great weekend!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Jill said...

I recently completed a blue guest bedroom and my space at the BSO show house will be white and beige with accents of pale blue and teal. I find blue colors very relaxing and soothing. Something most people yearn for in their busy lives.

Kelly at My Colorful Cottage said...

Lauren I love this post because I loooove blue! We are slowly but surely decorating our home in different shades of blue and I just love it:) and I agree this January has been wonderfuly warm, I just hope February won't be a bear!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Gorgeous inspiration...love the kidlets...HATE the boycott American Women guy.

scandicoast said...

What a beautiful and inspiring post. Have a lovely weekend.
Tania Maree xx

scandicoast said...

What a beautiful and inspiring post. Have a lovely weekend.
Tania Maree xx

Lauren said...

Linda- hahaha I KNOW!!! What a nutcase!!
Xoxo

Acquired Objects said...

I'm not typically a blue person but lately I've been drawn to it too. You have some beautiful images and your boys are so cute too!

Enjoy your weekend!
XX
Debra~

Open House LLC said...

My dining room table is a high gloss robins egg blue and I love it. It suprises everyone who sees it. I heart blue!

Gwen Driscoll said...

Happy Weekend!

anthony said...

you are so talented and enjoy your life .

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betweenyourearsblog.com said...

I have a Robin's Egg Blue dresser just that shade! It's one of my absolute favorite pieces!!