May 19, 2016

Still Singing the Blues

I am still stalking inspiration images for incorporating blue into my house. I am always looking for ideas...ha! And since so many of you love to see great images of traditional design I am sharing! ...Enjoy!

In the living room...
Splashy blue and white chairs are the feature, with blue being repeated around the room in Chinoiserie pieces.

Today's images are from a Traditional Home feature of Dennis Basso's home in the Hamptons. Each room uses blue. Some more and some less. 

Gorgeous secretary!
I have a secretary like this on my wish list! 
Maybe Santa will read my blog and make a note.


The dining room...

This beach house has a great mix of elegant and casual. Note the elegant lighting and the casual shiplap. For me, opposites often attract. 



Polished silver always adds elegance to any room! You cannot go wrong with displaying your silver, whether it is a single piece or a full tea service. 


I saved this picture mostly because I need some built in book shelves, and I like the way these are trimmed out. 

I used to tear pictures out of magazines, and now I save digital pics in a file. ha! 



There are so many things that I love in this picture! The natural rug, the gorgeous wood table, and the oversized Chinoiserie pieces. And look at the window treatment fabric in the back of the pic...Chinoiserie!  And...Who is ready to incorporate brass fixtures again? 

A bedroom...

I am hesitant to paint my walls blue, so I am also looking at using a neutral on walls and bringing in blue in accessories. The article says that this room has grass cloth wallpaper. I love grass cloth, but I am not sure that I am ready to go down the wallpaper path again. (How about you all?)

The roman shades on the French doors repeat the natural wall color. It's the details like this that make a room look so pulled together.

The kitchen...

This white kitchen makes me think about painting my yellow kitchen walls  all white. While this kitchen is very traditional, it is so fresh, so au courrant.

I love the square light fixtures above the island. The shape repeats the black tiles on the floor. I love to study pictures to see all of the details. 

There is less blue in the kitchen, but what is there ties in to the blue Chinoiserie around the house. 

A bathroom...

I left a tub similar to this in the house we built. 
I really miss it! There is not a lot of blue in the bathroom, except for a tray on the vanity. 

On the back porch...

The blue and white color scheme was carried out to the back porch also. Just gorgeous.

Thank you to Traditional Home magazine for permission to use their beautiful images.

To read the complete article about this wonderful Hamptons house click here



Now, you can think and dream about which design idea you would like to incorporate into your house.  

For me...it is painting my yellow kitchen walls white, and then adding in a few of my Chinoiserie pieces. What do you all think about my painting my yellow kitchen walls white? (I have the white cabinets and black counter tops already.)

I also really, really like the use of neutral, natural fiber rugs. 

Do you see an idea that you would like to use in your house?

Thanks for visiting!





Blog link parties May 23, 2016

Linking with...  
Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday (Sunday afternoon linkup)
I Should be Mopping the Floor, Inspiration Monday
Life and Linda, Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home, Make it Pretty Monday
Marilyn’s Treats, Over the Moon Monday
http://marilynstreats.com/over-the-moon-24/
Between Naps on the Porch, Met Monday
Coastal Charm, Show and Share Monday
Julie’s Lifestyle Blog, Cooking and Crafting with J and J (Monday Linkup)
Our Home Away From Home
Cozy Little House, Tweak it Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Tuesday
Stone Gable Blog, The Scoop, Tuesday
http://www.stonegableblog.com/the-scoop-224/
Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday
Celebrate and Decorate, Share your story Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesday
Marilyn’s Treats, Wonderful Wednesday
DIY By Design, Swing Into Spring Party (tues pm linkup)
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In The New House Designs, Inspiration Thursday
+Marilyn’s Treats, Thursday Favorite Things Party
At Home With Jemma, Thoughts of Home on Thursday Party
Rooted in Thyme, Simple & Sweet Fridays (linkup thurs)
Oh My Heartsie Girl, Friday Features
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday and Everything Else Friday
Charm of Home, Home Sweet Home Party Friday
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2016/05/home-sweet-home-273.html
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson

My Turn For Us, Freedom Fridays
Ms Toody Goo Shoes (Friday p.m.)
AKA Design, Weekend Retreat Link Party
The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday
Friday linkup Designthusiam, Share it one more time party, Friday linkup
Sits Girls Saturday Sharefest




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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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