You know how I mentioned that I’m pining for blue this summer? Well I just couldn’t keep from sharing one of my favorite sites: House of Turquoise! If you’re looking for supreme design and decor inspiration, this blog is a master’s showcase with a full menu of treats in every shade from sea to sky: Seafoam, Robin’s Egg Blue, Teal, Aqua, Baby Blue, Palladian Blue, Azure, Aquamarine, Sky Blue and more! I could go on and on…
I often fall into the rabbit hole that is House of Turquoise with their unending design ideas and decadent interiors from accomplished architects and designers.
This fun family cabana bath immediately caught my eye with its bold splash of color:
I’m including H.O.T. links for each photo I showcase so that you can read up in detail about the specific designers and sources for all decor elements and images if you wish.
Wait, now I’m seeing double:
These homeowners must do some SERIOUS entertaining! LOVE the Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue (HC-144) used throughout. I then discovered that there’s 8,166 photos on HOUZZ featuring this lofty hue! I guess it’s safe to say this paint color has quite a cult following!
I find that I gravitate toward beach chic rooms with either soft hues of blue or monochromatic schemes with eye catching and brilliantly bold blue accents.
Like enhancing a home’s architectural elements with color as with this window:
or these starfish shutters:
or this entry:
It’s always fun to draw the eye up with unexpected Blue painted ceilings:
Surprising combination used here with the black & white and olive but it works beautifully!
On the contrary, blue painted floors enliven this white industrial space:
Or you can be daring with blue cabinetry all around:
And go wild with an adventurous room anchor like this velvet turquoise chaise:
What a find! Isn’t she fabulous?
Speaking of fabulous, doesn’t this hallway grab your attention? That anchor made from mini starfish
has me squealing! I feel a craft project coming on…
My eyes adore this!
And this lovely foyer as well:
Love the mix of elements beautifully displayed: modern mirrored console, vintage marble lamps with simple banded shades, Chippendale style stool and orchids & hydrangeas are my favorite florals!
Animal prints and pops of baby blue definitely make it interesting:
And light blue walls make the perfect canvas for
And sometimes adding simple touches of blue like these paper flowers can add a dash of fun:
Or you can visit Everything Turquoise, another rabbit hole to fall into, where you can find gazillions of blue accessories and decor items to spice up our space!
I secretly long for a beachfront home and often dream of redecorating my entire house in the many shades of turquoise and light blues but since my home is already decorated after 11 years, I’ll have to settle for limited bursts of this beloved colorway that exists in my house.
I often use the powder blue damask wallpaper in my foyer as a photo backdrop:
It took me several years of searching to find this perfect large scale wallpaper and I’m happy to share:
Anderson Prints Pattern#NC42002.
And I searched high and low for these antique distressed frames for the children’s beach photos in their bath:
And I’m finally pleased with my portico:
I found the drapes first (at Tuesday Morning) and then color matched the paint, and pillows.
Then found the birdie home print at Tar-jay and added a shell wreath and faux hydrangeas and starfish with bows to the planters and voila!
Turns out this is my favorite place to sit and open my mail (except in winter of course!) and occasionally I’ll sit with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset through the trees. My little haven!
Apparently Blue Fever has now spread to my iPhone courtesy of Chloe:
Already in progress: updating my family/sitting room which will have a coastal theme of light blues, white, sand and chocolate. I’ll be sure to share photos when I’m done. Would you like to see?