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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Perfectly Peaceful

A soothing, peaceful color palette doesn't have to be boring.  The Ashley Whittaker-designed home in September's House Beautiful uses serene blues and greens in a fresh way that is both sophisticated and youthful.  Let's take a look:

A large-scale photograph over the living room sofa adds a touch of playfulness to the sophisticated room.

She mixes metals in the living room, with both polished nickel and gold gilt accents.  The box pleats on the chairs add a traditional element to the room, but the ikat pillows make it feel fresh.  The herringbone tile in the fireplace adds fabulous pattern and texture.  I never tire of Venetian mirrors.
September 2012 House Beautiful Color Issue

Adding lattice work to an interior wall is such a fun way to add texture and pattern.  I am dying to do this in a client's sunroom! 
House Beautiful September 2012 color issue

Lacquered chocolate brown walls in the dining room paired with updated lantern-style fixtures make the room feel modern and elegant.
House Beautiful September 2012 color issue

A teenage daughter's bedroom is fun and colorful but sophisticated and timeless.  For a youthful bedroom, roman shades trimmed with tape are a fresh alternative to billowing curtains. 
2012 House Beautiful September color issue

A second Venetian mirror adds a glimpse of the light blue and white master bedroom with grasscloth walls.  I would love to see more!

Do you love blues and greens?


goheels83 said...

That teenage bedroom - the fabric on the bed frame and headboard is stunning. It took my breath away!

Jess | the Jess Journals said...

Love that teenager's bedroom! The colors are so gorgeous!

Betsy said...

Yes! Love blues & greens and definitely love Ashley Whittaker. Great post!

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