Friday, July 24, 2015

Classic Coastal - Blue and White Decorating

How can you go wrong with using shades of deep blue and crisp white when decorating a beach
house? The answer is; you really can't miss when applying this classic nautical decorating style at your home!

I have been collecting Blue and White room images on our Pinterest Boards, and thought I would show off a few of my faves for inspiration!  I tend to gravitate to more aquas and driftwood shades with a splash of red at my house, but I do LOVE the fresh, clean feel of blue and white.

Using different patterns, fabrics and textures, blue and white decorating can be an incredible way to mix and match pillows, rugs, lamps and accessories with season changes or whenever you need an "attitude" change.

Bonus with blue and white? Using the right textures and patterns can feel "beachy" without using any obvious beach "themed" stuff; ie: anchors, shells, coral, ships, fish etc.

What do you think?

One day I will have a library wall at my house too - love this idea!
(not sure of the source - sorry!)

Just a splash of aqua and turquoise makes this room come alive! (From Maria Killiam)

See what I mean?  Totally conveys "coastal" or "nautical" without a seashell or anchor in sight!   (from Blogger Emily Clark)

(Source - Traditional Home)

Nautical Cozy in Nantucket! (Traditional Home) Check out the crisp, "non-slouchy" slip-covered navy blue sofa and love seat with white piping.  Great combo with natural rattan.

Don't you just love this little sitting area? Blues all coordinate, but the patterns are all varied. Perfection. What a great use of the space with seating that can double as storage! Let's not even start talking about that view.... (Home Ideas)

Lots of cobalt blue!  Way cool stripes on the area rug. (From Coastal Home Blog Spot)

One of my all-time design crushes - Phoebe Howard Blue infusion...

Love love love this space!  The clear table only lends to the blue and white fresh design of this room.  I want to move in!  A very happy coastal room found at House of Turquoise 

The 2015 HGTV Dream Home was chock full of blue and white coastal details - loved the guest bedroom!
The pop of orange in the pillows and lamps really show off the blue. Check out the whole space over at HGTV.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  I am hoping to drag Tom down to the San Francisco International Gift Fair, never know what new products we might find...

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