My Love Affair With Blue & White

June 29, 2016

My love of blue and white began at a young age. For as long as I can remember I have admired the blue and white dishes that my mother always had on display in the glass cabinets in the kitchen. Though it wasn’t her fine china and didn’t get to reside in the china cabinet in the formal dining room, it still held a place of honor. It comes as no surprise that as an adult (Hey, when did that happen??), I have decked my house out in blue and white. From my own wedding china to antique blue and white ginger jars and vases that I’ve found out and about, it goes throughout the main living areas of our home and even made its way to the décor of our wedding. Blue and white is my go-to for reasons beyond my own nostalgia. It is the perfect color palette.... Read More

What’s Old Is New

May 10, 2016

Ever heard, “What is old is new again”? Yeah, there is so much truth to that. I feel like every year I am seeing something from the past revived in a slightly new way. Being very introspective, I have thought to myself that we are very alike to the Victorians. How? They did the exact same thing. After the new ideas of the Neoclassical and Empire styles, it was like they ran out of original ideas. They went on to embrace the old, but interpreted in a new way. There was revival after revival of past styles. Gothic revival, Neoclassical revival, Renaissance revival… the list was endless. And then of course there were later revivals of the revivals. Goodness! We have been doing the exact same thing for the last thirty years or so. While we can look at an older interior and say, “that looks very 80s,” there is... Read More

What’s With All The White Walls Y’all?

May 3, 2016

My mother and I have always poked fun at my grandmother for her house that has nothing but white walls. We poked fun enough to where she eventually listened to us and painted a few rooms in soft blues. But looking back, maybe she had the right idea. Recently my grandmother, being the sharp, witty woman that she is, said to me with a smirk, “I noticed in all the design magazines everyone has white walls.” Just a couple years ago I, like the rest of the world at the time, could not accept a room as finished if it didn’t have some sort of hue on the walls. White walls were almost sinful! A missed opportunity. So what happened? Why all of a sudden did the entire world grasp a hold of taking white-out to a space? My theory is that after years of having no white in our... Read More
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