Last week we ventured to the shore for a
little country coastal style. This week we are going
to offer some ideas to those who are enjoying
Summer in the City.
When my June issue of House Beautiful arrived
with it's glossy cover in ocean blue,
I knew I wanted to use this image for our design series.
Blue paint, blue sofa, blue pillows!
If your city is hot why not add a room in cool blue?
As the room above proves...
Yes, you can paint small spaces in dark colors!
So why not a cozy library or reading room
to dive into your summer reading.
Let's get started on our city style!
House Beautiful's room is painted in
Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue,
we decided to go a little lighter.
Blue Danube by Benjamin Moore, even the name is perfect!
The ceiling of our inspiration room is covered in a
Michael S. Smith fabric but we decided to keep
with our summer scheme and pair our blue room
with a crisp lattice...
Osborne and Little ~ Herrick
For lighting, how about this beautiful
lamp from Bunny Williams Home.
Layering darker blues in your scheme like those on the
add a sense of depth to the space,
like delving deeper into the ocean.
Now, how about something from the
kitchen while you relax...
The soft fern fronds of the elegant
New York Botanical Gardens dinnerware
are similar in feel to the underwater plants
of the ocean floor and add a
touch of green to our blue room.
Plus purchasing these beauties help support the NYBG,
a win, win!
For those (like me) who enjoy their
hot chocolate year round
(As one who prefers afternoon tea,
Reese says this works for her too!)
Now, where to set our afternoon cookies?
As our description says, this classic
feels right at home next to a leather reading chair,
a great final touch to complete
our Summer in the City room.
Remember to visit our Pinterest ~ Summer in the City