Monday, July 15, 2013

Blue & White

Designer Carolyne Roehm's love affair with blue and white has provided inspiration for much of her style. In a book published back in 2008 the designer shared that her love began with her first New York apartment,  she draped the walls in 'inexpensive' blue and white fabric from her then boss, Oscar de la Renta {hmmm, just how inexpensive could that possibly have been?}.

available here

There is so much inspiration around us that makes the romance of blue and white a natural love affair. Whether the look is coastal charm or traditional elegance, blue and white draws you in. Let's open the door on the fresh combination ............

via glamour begins at home

White provides a backdrop to fresh blue and white floral fabric. The dark cane wood headboard brings a vibrant punch to the combination.
via coastal living

Time to revisit a look I once had in my bedroom - blue and white toile. The combination has strength when mixed with stripes and a dark wood.

via decorpad

When the backdrop is blue and the accents are white the focus on the combination shifts. 

curtain wizard

Martha Stewart shows just how it's done and brings a collection of blue and white into the bath.

Or tuck your collection on shelves under the stairs........

Or layer the collection in white shelves ..........

Carolyne Roehm

Blue and white ..... and crystal .... on rustic wood, pure elegance. 

Cadeau Registry

And then there are the pieces that make your heart beat just a little bit faster.........


Double Happiness pattern

via Christie's Auction

Something special for Fido or Kitty.................


Wrap yourself in blue and white print............

Tony Ward 2013

Roberto Cavalli Ming Dynasty Vase Print Gown

The inspiration is all around you.

dust jacket


  1. Blue and white my favourite...gorgeous images the bedroom!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I went through a huge blue and white phase about twenty years ago and it had a lot to do with Carolyne's style. I don't think I'll ever 'get' over it. I still am drawn to the look.
    I hope you are doing great Katherine. Have a wonderful weekend!
    sending hugs...

    1. June,
      Once you get into the love of blue and white - you always have a yearning for it. It's been years but I'm going to inject it into a new decor plan again.