ADDING THE COLOR “BLUE” IN INTERIOR DESIGN WITH CUSTOM PILLOWS AND PAINTINGS

Custom Pillows made from Antique French Ticking & Vera Neumann Dish Towels

Custom Pillows made from Antique French Ticking & Vera Neumann Dish Towels

Ever since I can remember, blue has been my favorite color.  Every bedroom that I got to help decorate as a child and teenager had blue bedding.  Today, it reminds me of well worn jeans, sea glass, French painted doors, my children’s eyes.  You get the picture; my love for blue runs deep. It’s no wonder that I gravitate toward blue in decorating my own home and feel most comfortable in its presence.  So here’s my ode to blue.

Painting by Carol Marine, “3 Yellow Wildflowers”

Painting by Carol Marine, “3 Yellow Wildflowers”

I’ve been following artist, Carol Marine for a few years.  I found her paintings on eBay in 2008. Here’s another one that I like for its simplicity and contrast.

Artist = Carol Marine “Just You and Me”

Artist = Carol Marine “Just You and Me”

A favorite local artist, whose work I have admired and followed for years, is David Arms. David and I worked at Miss Daisy’s Tea Room in Green Hills at least 100 years ago.  Here is one of my favorite pieces of his work.  I found this photo on Pinterest.

Artist: David Arms, Painting: “Be Still And Know”

Artist: David Arms, Painting: “Be Still And Know”

My love for textiles also runs deep.  I like to combine vintage linens with my love for blue.  I have a “thang” for vintage Vera Neumann linens and tea towels.  You will see two such tea towels made into pillows on my sofa, below.  The indigo cross stitched pillow is a treasure that I found at an antique show.  I almost hugged the 100 year old (plus) French ticking when I saw it and couldn’t wait to make it into pillows.  The vintage painting is perfect above the sofa .. in my humble opinion.

What’s your favorite color to decorate with?  I’d love to hear from you .. and how you use color to work for you.

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