True Blue, Baby, I Love You

Madonna had the right words. I’ve fallen in love with my Sunbrella True Blue Canvas Fabric. After some agony deciding on what fabric type to use for my French Provincial Sofa, I finally settled on something simple, yet vibrant. I”m on a roll this week, let me tell you!

I decided against using a pattern so that I can easily modify the look/feel of the sofa as my life, mood, or setting changes. I really wanted some color though, particulary blue. Ever since I saw Kate Middleton’s Blue Lace Dress, I’ve had it in my head that this sofa is gonna be blue. Just a matter of finding the right shade to match our carpet and other decor. And here it is…

Don’t you just love it?

So how is the rest of this story going to turn out? Well, I have grand plans of re-painting the wood frame of the sofa…something grey-ish perhaps? Or a distressed finish? I found some new inspiration to help me out. What do you think?

From Anthropologie

I love the rainbow of blues on this Loius XV style chair. It’s a great new take on a classic. Here are some more images.

Louisa Settee From Anthropologie

From Anthropologie

From Anthropologie

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Color Pairings: Blue-oom into Spring

Happy March!  The birds are chirping, and it’s constantly raining — all signs that spring is near!  And I sure am ready for it.  This spring, I’m really drawn to blue hues.  Maybe it’s in anticipation of blue skies after a momentary rain shower. Who knows. I do love blue, generally. It goes with most everything, to me, and can evoke different emotions depending on your hue of choice. Here are a few examples:

Blue and Grey

For a soothing, calm look and feel.

From House Hunting

From Robyn Karp Interiors

Blue and Brown

Can be natural and warm when a lighter blue shade is paired with brown hues with golden tones, like tan.

From Decor Pad

Or contemporary urban when muted blue is paired with deep, rich brown.

From Manolo Home

Blue and Green

For a bit of vibrance, mix pastel green with denim blue.

From Shine Design

Or go all the way into bright turquoise and neon green!

From Blog The View

Blue and Red

For a little Asian flair, a good alternative to gold and red or black and red is blue and red. Cobalt blue and persian red, that is.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Or for a more traditional feel, mix in plum red and light slate blue.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Blue and Orange

Just a hint of orange can add a little funk into your style.

From Design Manifest

And a little bohemian chicness, too!

From Decor Pad

There’s also blue and peach; blue and yellow; blue and pink; blue and maroon…. I could go on and on like Pvt. Benjamin Buford ‘Bubba’ Blue in Forest Gump listing out all the different shrimp dishes he’d make. But I’d rather hear other blue pairings from you! What’s your favorite?