Get inspired to add this dashing shade of blue to every room in the house

From Houzz – another look at blue and obviously for me that means it could translate into coastal…….

Amid my fleeting love affairs with color (thanks for the memories, orange), there’s one old flame I’ve never abandoned: indigo. Classic and complex, it lends a dash of mystique to the comforting familiarity of blue. Here are a dozen great ways to layer it into a room.

 

 

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Mood Indigo: 11 Reasons to Love This Rich Blue

Get inspired to add this dashing shade of blue to every room in the house

Amid my fleeting love affairs with color (thanks for the memories, orange), there’s one old flame I’ve never abandoned: indigo. Classic and complex, it lends a dash of mystique to the comforting familiarity of blue. Here are a dozen great ways to layer it into a room.
I could stare at this gorgeous composition all day. Pure white looks luminous against the saturated indigo walls and floor — it’s an arresting matchup.
The intricate design on this chest, stunning both for its color and pattern, looks as though it were painted with India ink. And the way the picture frame pulls the color upward is a nice touch.
This living area looks as crisp and tailored as a blue blazer paired with a white shirt. Pale blue in the kitchen is a nice reflection of its darker counterpart.
Blue kitchen cabinets always catch my eye, and these have the faded, textured appeal of denim. The blue is a nice middle ground between the white cabinets and dark floor.
Here’s another take on an indigo kitchen — this one much sleeker and more contemporary. The glossy cabinets cool down the blue and give it a mod spin.
Splashes of indigo bring this calm white bedroom to life. The organic, freeform artwork loosens the geometric lines and keeps the space from appearing too static.
Wow — this overscale mural is an eye-popper. The room feels as though it’s wrapped in a big, cozy indigo cardigan.
Deep indigo on the rug grounds this airy room and plays nicely off the yellow accents. The minimalist botanical pattern reinforces the connection to the outdoors.
The high-gloss indigo walls here are wonderful, but that desk is the crowning touch. The shiny finish comes from car paint — too cool!
Deep indigo walls form an intense but subtle backdrop for layers of texture in this dining room.
Deep blues and oxblood reds give a classic color pairing fresh appeal. I love seeing a sunroom that isn’t done in tropical brights or washed-out, beachy colors.

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True Blue Beach Retreat / Shore Things July 2011

By now, you know I adore coastal style, nautical anything and beach casual. These Coastal Living blues add instant coastal casual style anywhere! Combine these inspirations to any of the “Shore Things” items for July 2011 (bottom of this post) and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation even if you’re stuck in the city.

True Blue Beach Retreat

Azure skies, hydrangeas, and sea glass inspired designer Frank Randolph’s creative coastal decor for this  Kiawah Island home in South Carolina.

Decorating With Blue

Photographer: David Hillegas

Decorating With Blue

 

Natural blue hues perfectly reflect the colors of the ocean in this seaside home. Designer Frank Randolph took his cues from the Kiawah Island landscape, bold blue dinnerware, and the bright white forms of the Loop chair, designed by Frances Elkins (pictured at center) to create a backdrop for an innovative mix of patterns.

Mixed Textures

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Mixed Texture Breakfast Room

 

Randolph brought a touch of the ocean to the breakfast room with pillows covered in lively John Robshaw prints and a Lee Jofa ikat. The pieces bring softness to the otherwise industrial furniture.

Graphic Warmth

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Graphic and Warm Dining Room

 

The dining room credenza has the weathered texture of driftwood, bringing a warmth to the space. The graphic splatter-print fabric on the chair backs by Hickory Chair adds personality.

Blue Details

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Blue Details

 

Frank chose Ikat-print dinnerware by VivaTerra for a modern element on a traditional table setting.

Ocean Inspiration

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Ocean Inspired Kitchen

 

Form meets function in the kitchen, where even everyday items such as cookware and canisters act as bright blue accessories.

Beachy Elegance

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Beachy Elegant Living Room

 

In the living room, a bleached oak armchair from John Rosselli is coverd in a casual, striped linen fabric by Peter Fasano.

Printed Blue Den

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Printed Blue Den

 

In the den, shades of blue and various patterns harmonize without being matchy. A 19th century grotto chair (on the left) shares the stage with a 1930s Frances Elkins Loop chair.

Stand-Out Bathroom

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Stand-Out Bathroom

 

The powder room’s bold paint-splatter wallpaper is like a Jackson Pollock painting.

Designer Frank Babb Randolph

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Designer Frank Babb Randolph

 

Washington D.C.-based designer Frank Babb Randolph is known for his unstuffy approach to tailored interiors. “I wanted to give these typically buttoned-up rooms a more beach-casual feel,” he said about the Kiawah home.

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Shore Things

Get a daily dose of shore style in July! We’ve round up the best products daily that’ll turn your home into beach chic.

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