Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Good Old Blue & White


I have posted this bedroom before but I thought I would post it again today as I still love it and it reminded me that blue and white can look so beautiful in a bedroom.  I also love the black iron bed and the mix of furniture styles in this room.   {image - country living magazine}

Here are a couple of new blue and white fabrics which hit our fabric library this week.  I'm sure the die hard blue and white fans will be excited to know that we have had a very big influx of beautiful blue and white fabrics over the last few months into our library.  

PS.  It seems that the fresh flower post I wrote yesterday has created a bit of stir amongst readers from areas where it is hard to grow and buy fresh flowers/produce.  I am very lucky to live in a sub-tropical climate where flowers/foliage/fruit & vegetables are accessible and easy to grow.  I apologise if I have offended anybody with my post.  That certainly wasn't my intention.  I was purely stating my own personal preference and in my haste I didn't consider the circumstances of readers in remote/barren areas.

34 comments:

First House on the Right said...

A classic combination. Nicolex

laura said...

After studying floristry, I too am quite anti fake flowers, and get surprised when so many people quite accept them... I guess we are so fortunate to have them so readily available. Beautiful blue and whites I might add!
Laura x

pve design said...

My new bedroom will be devoted to black, blue and white! Lovely room-
pve

Spiral Style said...

Blue and white are so restful. Love that bedroom. I'm looking for a new bedcover and I love those two fabric swatches. Just bought some espadrilles in the blue/white ticking fabric like on the bed in the photo. Check them out on my blog today.
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EL at home... said...

Lovely... I too love adding black to a classic blue & white combo. It makes the blue 'pop', don't you think?

LiveLikeYou said...

Yes when in doubt...a great combo to go back to. So crisp and fresh. Love those new fabrics!!

Mandi @ Interior Design Musings said...

Tried and true, love the pop of orange with it in the first pic.

Mandi @ Interior Design Musings said...

Tried and true. I love the pop of orange in the first picture too! Mandi

The enchanted home said...

Love it..so soothing to the mind body and soul. I love when a little black is thrown in too. Something about it makes you feel very much at peace.

Wendy C said...

As a dedicated blue & white follower, i think these fabrics are great. I think its the white background that carries the magic of the contrast.
Wendy

Luli said...

I love it. My bedroom looks sort of like this. I have the wrought iron bed and wrought iron nightstand. But this bedroom is so much more cozy looking.

annie said...

Love blue and white with black and a splash of color from fresh flowers is nice too! I love your new b/w fabrics.

Alicia said...

Lovely! Such a peaceful blue&white room..

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Hill Country House Girl said...

Classic and beautiful, always.

Here On Crow Creek said...

I love blue and white. I recently painted my living room a steel gray blue and I love it!

Madam Restora said...

Regarding yesterday's (suprisingly divisive) post about real vs fresh flowers, a friend showed me a trick years ago, which I think may be helpful. When I buy fresh flowers they are usually oriental lillies. I got myself some good quality fake ones and I mix these into the fresh lillies to 'beef up' the look of the vase. Also, buying flowers from the supermarket or god forbid, the florist, is financially crippling, but buying them direct from the grower at farmer's markets is cheap as chips!

Emma @ White and Wander said...

I simply adore blue and white and just can't get enough of it ... in my recent move I vowed I would try and branch out into something else but I can't help myself when it comes to metres and metres of ticking. Can't wait to see this library of fabric in July xx

inner_child said...

Love that beautiful quilt on that gorgeous bed!
Paula ~ Mise en scène

Al said...

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Nat @ dear little house said...

The geometric print on that bedspread is really great, the colour combination really makes it 'pop'.

Tina said...

Love blue and white :-)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

That bedroom looks so relaxing and inviting right now, Anna! I love the fresh feel of blue and white, but those patterns just lift the scheme and give it some 'jazz'!

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Leah H. Grier said...

Fake flowers are the worst - you should not apologize for not liking them. Of the 2 blue fabrics, who is the top one by? I adore it!

Roxanne said...

I love blue and white--my daughter and I have a luncheon every spring, and those are out colors of choice this year. As far as flowers--it is easy to take the things you have available for granted. I live in southeastern Texas and can find all manner of wildflowers in the spring, pine cones in the fall and winter, fresh seafood because of my proximity to the Gulf coast--but I don't have any sleds in my garage, I've never (in my life) had a white Christmas, and neither of my children have ever gotten to build a snowman. It just depends on where you live. You have a lovely blog--I have enjoyed viewing it for the past few years. It always brightens my day.

Shannon Fricke said...

Love, love, love....
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Julie said...

Blue definitely seems to be the hot color this season, particularly cobalt- easy to see why! The contrast with white really is pretty. I'm dying to add something blue to my bedroom but can't decide if I want to go with something simple like pillows or something bigger like this chest- http://www.belleescape.com/blue-paisley-coastal-shell-chest-shabby-chic.html

Obviously a piece of furniture would be a bigger investment than linens, but my current setup is so plain I think it's due for a drastic change.. Still, the room you posted is pretty simple, but eye-catching.. I can't decide!

Choochie said...

Love this blue/gray/black thing goin' on. Gonna have to look into it more!

Pistachio said...

I love that whole bedroom. So calming I want to just go and take a nap!

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I love the cozy bedroom.Great for newlyweds.


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barrybr51 said...

Love the blue and white fabrics, they are so classic yet always appropriate!

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Laur said...

I can never resist some good old blue and white!!! Love the swatches! PS…I'm your newest follower!

diana said...

classic and stylish space. blue fabric enhances the room interior.
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