Images ~ Pinterest
Blue …. it has crept up on me without realising that I rather like it, not sure if its an age thing, past a certain point you realise your entire wardrobe is navy or beige but that’s another story entirely! I have accents of blue throughout my living room, I brought a rug downstairs that has a beautiful cobalt blue woven through it, there are blue touches in the fire surround, blue stained glass in the framed window, blue touches in the cushions and of course the blue Ian Mankin ticking covered footstool I purchased last year. So my coggs began to whir, at first I thought of painting the dresser blue which would look amazing, then I caught a glimpse of Sarah Moore’s living room wall and that was it, the dresser will stay natural but the wall will be transformed.
Image ~ Ian Mankin stlyed by Twig Hutchinson
Image ~ Sarah Moore Vintage
Farrow and Ball were kind enough to release a new blue to their range that is just perfectly perfect for my space, my living room is quite long but not to big, cosy I would say with windows that face east and west, the morning light is when it’s at it’s brightest. So the dilemma of the entire room being painted is answered for me, the fireplace wall will be painted in Stiffkey Blue for maximum impact and the remaining walls in Dimpse a beautiful pale grey.
Image ~ Farrow & Ball
Once decorated I may go the whole hog and replace the curtains, I rather like The Natural Curtain Company so easy to use with a huge selection of fabrics. I shall have to see how my current biscuit coloured ones sit with the blue once decorated. I may get rid of the wooden blind and replace it with a roman blind to let more light in through the day but have luscious full drop linen curtains for the patio doors made in a beautiful blue/grey. The sofa and chairs will have to stay, the rich burgundy elements will work beautifully with the blues and create a fabulous mix that will bring me great joy. So as you see blue is the colour for me …