Monday, May 31, 2010

Blue is true with white sheer delight

Blue & white are classic. All you have to do is find a gorgeous piece from China or Delft & notices how still it looks current & there...poof! Proof.

I've always been a sucker for the cool, crisp manner which the marriage transforms a room, chair or a table. Whether bolds ors whispers all blues create merry with white.
Yup its a true love. Gardens...what would they be with hydrangeas or delphiniums???

Fashion need I say more.
Lilly PulitzerTory Burch tunic...I could live in them all summer.

Still its interior after interior that I drool over & over & over....

Barclay Butera a charmer in any palette but blues are a fave.

Mary MacDonald. I die every time I see this veranda.


Phoebe Howard & I do believe that everyones adores her outdoors setting.

Sarah Richardson

Meg Braff
Tobi Fairley
Flow blue is stunning at its best. The watery effect of the blue is achieved through true transfer ware & its cobalt is not only the most loved but highly prized as well.
Other transfer ware from the Staffordshire region lends a crisper aesthetic but frankly still elevates any table.
Delftware from the Netherlands is traditionally a tin glazed pottery. Who hasn't lusted for tiles in their kitchen????
Royal Copenhagens Blue Fluted Half Lace is my ultimate desire. The sugar bowl coveted. Hand painted artistry you eat off of. Perfection.
Still the Chinese so did & still do it soooooo well & it works with all styles of design.

Carolyn Roehm loves the duet so much it became a gorgeous book.

As summer heats up to oranges & reds remember the cool blues & whites to chill your soul. It never fails...that & a mojito.
Images courtesy of Amazon, Carolyn Roehm, House Beautiful, Phoebe Howard & San Fransico Chronicle

6 comments:

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that was just gorgeous, what a wonderful array of images you have collected to share.

I love blue and white it is so chic and confident.
xoxo

Greet said...

Wonderful wonderful post!!
Thank you for sharing!
xx
Greet

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Lovely choice of pics!

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ashlina {the decorista} said...

ok honestly. i am obsessed with this post. blue and white have become my most favorite color combo. i love every single photo. i keep skimming it over and over.
thanks for the eye candy.

xo
ashlina
thedecorista.com

Averill said...

Ah Alicia....you know how much I love blue and white and these are gorgeous examples. Saw so much gorgeous antique chinoiserie and delftware at many gorgeous homes/castles/palaces while I was in the UK last week and it just drove home to me how truly timeless this look really is.

My Notting Hill said...

Terrific collection of blue images - loved it!