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}

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

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  2. Amberly wrote:

    The blue looks so calming and relaxing!!

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  3. kelsey wrote:

    gorgeous blues~
    kelsey, Ladies in Navy

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  4. Agreed! I don’t know if I could do it but looking at it feels very refreshing!

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  5. That kitchen is just so pretty!

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  6. LOVE the blue and white color combo. It’s so relaxing and peaceful.

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  7. Kayla wrote:

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


    6 May 2013 · Reply
  8. Abby wrote:

    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!

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  9. Court wrote:

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

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  10. Chelsea wrote:

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

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  11. Meg wrote:

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

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  12. 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.

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  13. chelsie wrote:

    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!

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  14. Elisa wrote:

    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 ;)

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  15. Toyosi wrote:

    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!

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  16. Channing wrote:

    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”!!

    6 May 2013 · Reply
  17. This home is so beautiful and I actually love the blue. It feels calming. Loving all the fun colorful curtains!

    8 May 2013 · Reply
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