Saturday, March 22, 2008

Creative Use of Color

The spunky kitchen in sculptor and architectural designer Elena Colombo’s Long Island getaway creatively mixes vintage blue with orange. -Blueprint via Design Talk

Friday, March 21, 2008

Tranquil and Healthy Retreat

Every possible detail of the EcoManor is either sustainable or recycled. Benjamin Moore's EcoSpec Low-VOC paint (Bird's Egg 2051-60) and all natural fabrics make the master bedroom a healthy and tranquil retreat. Paintings are by renowned artist Thomas Swanston. -EcoManor

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lovely Turquoise and White Hotel Room

Room from a hotel in Santorini, Greece. -beachbungalow8

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Breakfast at Tiffany's Dining Room

The room was pulled together around the Breakfast at Tiffany's painting that my husband painted for my birthday. It inspired the wall color, chandelier, and collection of mercury glass. I love the combination of the delicate, jewelry-inspired details with the chunky table and rug. This room is a good representation of us. We worked on everything in this space together, from painting the walls to completely restoring the vintage chandelier. -Domino

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Seafoam Blue Foyer

The astonishing swimming-pool-cool hall color in the foyer—Blue Seafoam by Benjamin Moore—instantly won over Margot Brunelle Fooshee and her husband when they first saw this Long Island house. A chair in a harmonizing color was a gift from Margot's mother, from the family's summer house in Nantucket. Preserved 18th-century floorboards were simply sanded and waxed. -House Beautiful

Monday, March 17, 2008

A Turquoise Greek Revival Drawing Room

Interiors from the Georgian through the Greek Revival period in American architecture (late-18th century to mid-19th century) didn't shy away from bright colors, like the turquoise in this Greek Revival drawing room. The colors set off the (often) painted classical details used throughout the rooms. -This Old House

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Big Statement in a Small Space

The large-scale striped wallpaper is an invigorating background in the tiny bath. There wasn't room for a standard mirror above the sink because of the angle of the walls, so the fanciful peacock mirror is mounted on a side wall. With blue as the dominant color and brown as an accent, the color scheme is a mirror image of the bedroom. This is a surefire trick for decorating adjoining rooms. -Better Homes and Gardens
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