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Blue and White Kitchen Inspiration

Our dated kitchen cries out to be renovated, but there will be no kitchen renovation until my husband is on board with the idea. Until that day comes (which I hope will be sooner rather than later!), I must content myself with dreaming about what our new kitchen might look like. I would like a…… Continue reading Blue and White Kitchen Inspiration

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Friday Finds 10•6•17

Here are this week’s finds: An elegant and gorgeous British Georgian home tour   This article, which gives 25 reasons for why blue is the best color to use in your home (but we already knew this, right?!)   Beautiful new blue and white Moroccan rugs for fall from Annie Selke   Succulent-topped pumpkin arrangements!  Instructions here and here for making one.…… Continue reading Friday Finds 10•6•17

Blue and White · Fall Decorating · Inspiration · Interiors · Our House

Fall Touches in Our Home

At this time of year, I like to add a few touches of the fall season to our apartment. I prefer decorating for fall with fresh, natural items, mixing them with other decor elements. This year, I used pumpkins, chrysanthemums, and pears, among other things. I employed blue and white whenever I could and kept…… Continue reading Fall Touches in Our Home

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Inspired by Pale Blue Interiors

Pale blue interiors are appealing in their airiness and tranquility. Pale blue has always been my favorite bedroom color because it promotes calm, but I am finding that it works beautifully in just about every room of the home. Here are some interiors featuring pale blue that I find inspiring. In the kitchen: In the…… Continue reading Inspired by Pale Blue Interiors

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Displaying Your Collection of Blue and White Porcelain

Many of us who love blue and white porcelain find it difficult to restrain our impulse to continually add to our collections.  Once you have accumulated  several vases, ginger jars, bowls, and planters of various sizes, what are you to do with them all? You must display them of course! A large grouping of mismatched…… Continue reading Displaying Your Collection of Blue and White Porcelain

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Friday Finds 9•22•17

Happy first day of fall! Although the calendar says it’s fall, we’ve been having a heat wave here in Chicago, so it feels more like July. Here are this week’s finds: A tour of Martha Stewart’s historic home in East Hampton   A gorgeous blue and white themed wedding in Southampton (header image as well)   A tour of Oprah Winfrey’s…… Continue reading Friday Finds 9•22•17

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Blue and White Decor for Your Dogs

When I posted the above photo on Instagram a few weeks ago, a reader asked if I would write a blog post on decor for dogs. I was thrilled by the request, because I love looking at photos of adorable dogs—and putting together a blog entry on dog decor would give me an excuse to…… Continue reading Blue and White Decor for Your Dogs