I adore blue! If you've viewed my portfolio, you already know that. In fact, I can hardly break the blue cycle because clients tend to hire based on what they see in a designer's portfolio, so I often attract clients who love blue. I do try to get them to use some other colors, sometimes with success, sometimes not. Anyway, today I was looking at the portfolio of one of my favorite designers, Tobi Fairley, who also uses a lot of blue. That's what inspired this post. I tend to just write about what happens to be on my mind, rather than planning out posts (because something design related is always on my mind), and today it's blue! Here are some of my favorites -- all by the only and only Tobi Fairley.
In the past, many designers went with the "blue and green shouldn't be seen" rule.... I never agreed with it and am glad to see that one of my favorite designers combines the two colors, like in this photo, above. I'm also struck by the amazing ceiling. (Some of these are maybe more gray than blue, but lovely nonetheless).
I so wish I knew the name of this dining chair fabric below...I will be researching to see if I can find it, and will add it here if I do.
I think what I love about blue is that are so many beautiful shades of it. Nothing says spring has sprung more than this robin's egg blue, below:
Turquoise, one of my favorite shades of blue, contrasts so nicely with the coral/orange in these next few.
This photo shows that one splash of color in an otherwise monochromatic room can make all the difference:
I'm also really loving this teal blue with cream, and the modern style horizontal stripe panels. Take a look the over-sized ottoman, too:
And speaking of teal, while Helen of Troy may have had the face that launched a thousand ships, Tobi Fairley had the chandelier that launched a thousand blog entries. Here it is in all its magnificent glory:
And if you need more inspiration, here is a great book on how to use blue in decorating:
Thanks for reading!!
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