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Retreat! {Feeling Blue}

blue kitchen

blue living room

blue hall

blue eat in kitchen

blue bedroom

I always come across different photographs of homes that look so inviting and relaxing, so I think I’m going to start sharing them more regularly in a column called Retreat! More often than not, these homes are places I would want to curl up and take a nap, kick off my shoes, and relax, so it seems the perfect thing to look at on a Monday, no? Especially for me, when last week in New York was totally crazy (more on this later).

But I digress. Can you imagine living in a house where the color palette was all blue? I don’t think I’m daring enough, and I know I’d probably get sick of it, but it’s pretty amazing how just looking at this blue hued home makes me feel a bit more calm and serene. I’m loving the mix of patterns (Toile de Jouy! Paisley! Stripes! Plaids! Ginghams!), especially when paired together. It’s a modern home that still feels just a little bit country.

Did you all have a good weekend? Last night we celebrated my favorite unofficial holiday, Cinco de Mayo. Tacos and beers and clearing out the DVR. It was magical!

{Image Credits: Annika Kampman for Skonahem}

17 responses to “Retreat! {Feeling Blue}”

  1. Carlene: Healthfully Ever After, on May 6, 2013 at 4:26 am said:

    The blue and white look is so cottagey! Perfect for summer.

  2. Amberly, on May 6, 2013 at 5:23 am said:

    The blue looks so calming and relaxing!!

  3. kelsey, on May 6, 2013 at 6:35 am said:

    gorgeous blues~
    kelsey, Ladies in Navy

  4. Liz {Sequins & Stripes}, on May 6, 2013 at 6:47 am said:

    Agreed! I don’t know if I could do it but looking at it feels very refreshing!

  5. Alison Dulaney, on May 6, 2013 at 7:23 am said:

    That kitchen is just so pretty!

  6. Samantha Penner, on May 6, 2013 at 8:07 am said:

    LOVE the blue and white color combo. It’s so relaxing and peaceful.

  7. Kayla, on May 6, 2013 at 8:24 am said:

    Oh wow.. all that blue is so beautiful! We celebrated Cinco De Mayo too! With lots of chips and salsa! ; )


  8. Abby, on May 6, 2013 at 8:37 am said:

    While my absolute favorite color is blue… I don’t think I could live in an all blue house! Maybe have a room or two with a blue color scheme, but not a whole house! Fabulous photos though!

  9. Court, on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

    Man oh man, I sure wish I had the guts to decorate a room like this! It’s beautiful!

  10. Chelsea, on May 6, 2013 at 9:51 am said:

    I think I am too indecisive to pick just one color! But I love the vibe. Glad you had a fab cinco. xo

  11. Meg, on May 6, 2013 at 10:03 am said:

    The blue colored walls are so dramatic. I didn’t I would like something so bold, but I do!


  12. Stacey @ Likes to Smile, on May 6, 2013 at 10:34 am said:

    I love that curtain over the front door! I would have never thought to do that, but it makes the space seem so warm and inviting.

  13. chelsie, on May 6, 2013 at 11:14 am said:

    if my boyfriend has his way, our home will look a little like those pics …but as long as gingham and stripes are involved -I’m good with this color palette!

    ps: glad you had a great cinco de mayo!

  14. Elisa, on May 6, 2013 at 11:46 am said:

    It definitely takes discipline to execute and follow through with such a strict color palette. It looks great. I wonder if I could do it…maybe if I had 2 homes i could ;)

  15. Toyosi, on May 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm said:

    I love it, but I would get sick of it real fast! I would consider having an all white house though…I think it would inspire me to dress even more colorfully!

  16. Channing, on May 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm said:

    My dream home color palette is just blue! I unknowingly pick blue everything. Sometimes I have to remind myself “just because its blue, doesn’t mean its actually pretty”!!


  17. Amber - Real Girl Glam, on May 8, 2013 at 6:07 am said:

    This home is so beautiful and I actually love the blue. It feels calming. Loving all the fun colorful curtains!


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