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Blue and White China Patterns

There are so many gorgeous china patterns to choose from! One color combination that I gravitate to is blue and white—classic and timeless. Blue and white china has been popular in Europe since the 17th century, when it was imported to Europe from China, and in America since the 18th century. Owning a set of…… Continue reading Blue and White China Patterns

Blue and White · Inspiration · Interiors · Wallpaper

10 Pretty Blue and White Wallpapers

Although I have never been brave enough to use wallpaper in our home, I do really like it. Here are 10 pretty blue and white wallpapers:  Lee Jofa’s Willow Pattern (grasscloth):   2.  Quadrille’s Sigourney:   3.  Pierre Frey’s Toile de Nantes:   4.  Quadrille’s Bali Isle:   5.  China Seas’ Java Java (Aqua on…… Continue reading 10 Pretty Blue and White Wallpapers

Blue and White · Inspiration · Interiors

The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 1

Today’s blog post is the first in a series called “The Best of Tiny Homes.” For each of these posts, I will feature a small, yet stylish, home. The first home is a 600-square-foot studio apartment designed and occupied by interior designer Shannon Crain. It is located in an 1882 Georgian home in the historic district…… Continue reading The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 1

Blue and White · Design · Inspiration · Interiors · Living Room

Deconstructing a Coastal Living Room

The June 2015 Better Homes and Gardens magazine featured a home tour of a cedar-shingled coastal cottage on Long Island, New York. I enjoyed the relaxed feel of the entire home, but the living room in particular drew my attention. Here is a photo of the living room: Here are the things that I liked…… Continue reading Deconstructing a Coastal Living Room

Blue and White · Design · Interiors

A Blue and White Coastal Home Tour in New England

This coastal home tour featured in the May/June 2011 edition of New England Home is a blue-and-white-lover’s dream! The 1990s shingle-style home, located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, was completely redone inside and out. The interior designer of the home is a favorite of mine, John De Bastiani. This home is not your typical blue and white New England coastal home.…… Continue reading A Blue and White Coastal Home Tour in New England

Blue and White · Design · Flowers · Inspiration · Table Settings

Blue and White Outdoor Table Settings

Blue and white is a classic color combination for outdoor table settings. It works beautifully with flowers of all hues and complements the surrounding greenery. As we enter the outdoor season for entertaining, here are some lovely blue and white outdoor tables to inspire you! The above four photos are from Carolyne Roehm’s book A Passion…… Continue reading Blue and White Outdoor Table Settings