27 May 2015

A Bright and Bold Family Home in Connecticut

This wonderful family home on the Long Island Sound in Connecticut has such a cheerful mood. Designer Lee Ann Thornton chose a blue and white colour palette as the starting point for the home's main rooms, to bring a light, coastal feeling to the spaces. 

I love the various blues used in the rooms, ranging from soft to bold. The lounge's yellow accents among the blue and white are like rays of sunshine. I love the daughter's fabulous green and pink bedroom (that headboard!), minus the fluffy white fabrics (they're a bit much for me, sorry). My favourite room would have to be the dining room, with its custom blue Gracie wallpaper and mirrored tiles above the fireplace. It is just so beautiful. Let's not forget the gorgeous deep blue butler's pantry. That colour is amazing. The groovy patterned fabric covering the walls and sofa in the family room is pure genius. I just want to sink into that sofa and watch a classic movie.

{All images via House Beautiful}

23 May 2015

A Grand and Colourful Home

Decorator Suzanne Kasler was inspired by the colourful doors of Paris, when she designed the colour scheme for this grand Connecticut home. Starting with a base of neutrals, Kasler injected pops of intense colour in the home's design, to "create a subliminal rhythm" as you walk through the house. I love seeing the brilliant turquoise dining room framed by a soft ivory space. Such exciting contrasts are created by this approach to colour. I also love the many gold and silver accents throughout the home, which add lots of sparkle and glamour to the spaces. This is one home I won't soon forget!

19 May 2015

Stripes Forever

I will forever love stripes. They're boldly beautiful, endlessly varied. Wide, thin, vertical, horizontal, symmetrical, asymmetrical... I love them all, especially black and white stripes with a pop of colour, like pretty pink peonies. Perfection.

 Oscar de la Renta

 Carolina Herrera 2015

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For more stripe inspiration, visit my stripes board on Pinterest, here.