Monday, June 10, 2013

I've Got the Blues....


I have taken a huge leap; well huge for me. Have begun introducing blue to my decor repertoire that up until now has always/only included orange, pink & green. Being the chicken that I am began in a quiet corner in my breezeway as this was not easy for moi to embrace. Fast approaching 60 had decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone & decided that adding blue into my decor was on my Bucket List. Now or never....  Not sure whatheheck took me so long as I am so digging the over sized blue porcelain temple jardiniere against the lily pad painting.  Combo of blues & black go snap, crackle, pop against the perky Thibaut wallpaper; Thai Ikat in Apple Green.


Got so carried away I painted my ceilings in a pretty pale blue called Jack Frost. That is it peeking out above the wallpaper. It works from room to room going from a soft blue, green in some parts of the house to a gray blue in rooms where there is less light. I gotta' tell you  ~ I LOVE IT!!!


Being limited in the blue department my sister who is a true blue aficionado came to my rescue & lent me some porcelain pieces from her vast collection. I am quickly becoming a convert ~ how cute is that elephant??? These are perched in front of a painting I had commissioned of my hometown by the amazing Kyle Highsmith. More on Kyle to come!


Jennifer @ The Pink Pagoda is the driving force for drawing me into the blue movement. Once I started following her gorgeous blog I became captivated with how blue works so effortlessly with my tried & true fav colors orange, pink & green.
The Pink Pagoda Navy Walls
Pop over & see what Jennifer is up to; she is one busy lady with her prints, porcelain & so much more! I am busy working on my porch which really makes a navy statement. Hope to have the reveal done by the end of the month.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out, Paige! I think the blue and white works BEAUTIFULLY with your things! To me it really works almost like a neutral. Meaning that it works with everything. You're really taking some risks over there : )

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    1. THX Jennifer! This is the small steps. I have incorporated navy using fabrics on the porch.

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  2. Junell, everything looks FABULOUS!!! I too am bound and determined, thanks to Jennifer!, to add more blue and white in my life... I love all of the pieces your sister let you borrow! That Thibaut wallpaper is gorgeous, and your paintings are amazing! Can't wait to see more!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  3. You home is stunning. I wish you would give a full tour. Jennifer is the reason I became a blue fan, too. I love it with green.

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    1. Thx! Window treatments are starting to arrive which means rooms are finally coming together. Will show complete rooms as we install. Jennifer is such an inspiration & you are too my friend!

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  4. Just the perfect pops of blue and white and your artwork...stunning!!

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    1. THX! Love watching your project unfold.

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  5. Junell, hun, it's working, it's working! Can't wait to see the whole shebang! xo Frances www.FrancesSchultz.com

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    1. THX Sweetie! I was at an awesome estate sale yesterday in RAWlee on St. Mary's St.

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  6. The blue looks amazing with green paper and the painting. I think you and blue are going to be very happy together!

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    1. THX! I always love how well you use green.

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  7. Every spot looks lovely! Love the blue ceilings. Love the painting by Kyle Highsmith! Can't wait to see the porch update!

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