Saturday, August 20, 2011

Nature-Inspired Blue Rooms

This post is taken from my archives and was originally a guest post last summer - my apologies if you have already read it.  Since I hadn't posted it here on my blog I thought I would make use of it.  My long adventure travelling around the world this summer is coming to a close and I should be home in a few days.  Details, recaps, and photos coming soon!

This post pretty much ties together some of my favourite themes - the colour blue, decorating, and taking photos.  

Blue is the world's most popular colour, and just happens to be mine too.

I thought it would be fun to look at blues in nature and see how they inspire decorating.

The icy pale blues and gray-blues that you see in ice and snow:

can be seen in this lovely Swedish Gustavian-style dining room.

The soft gray seafoam blue in tumbling waves,

can be seen in this beachy blue bathroom.

The misty colours of rocks, lake, and the setting sun,

can be seen in this beautiful kitchen.

The periwinkle blues of the cornflower,

can be seen in this bathroom.

The pure blue of a summer sky,

can be seen in the simple blue and white bedroom.

The gorgeous blue in the forget-me-not flowers

can be seen in the blue of this cottage bedroom.

The darker purple-blue of a blueberry

can be seen in the blue backs to these bookshelves.

The deep blues of the sky at dusk,

can be seen in the inky walls of this blue living room.

What about you - what shade of blue inspires you?

Source:  All nature photos are mine.  Interior photos: Cote de Texas, Sarah Richardson via decor padPlain English DesignCompletely Coastal, House Beautiful, Strictly Simple Style, House and Home, House to Home. 


  1. Hello Grace!

    This is an amazing post! You have a knack for comparing nature to interior design and this is one of my favorite posts. I really enjoyed your comparison of the summer sky into a simple blue and white bedroom. It translates brilliantly and is very inspiring!

  2. I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty. and for everything chic and coastal

    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check them out if you have a spare minute.