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Tuesday, June 9

why so blue?


Ever wonder what a designer does in their own home to surround themselves with inspiration?

Check this out! Blue rooms might be a bit of a challenge for the average homeowner but take a look at how professionals use it personally.





At fashion designer Stefano Pilati’s Paris duplex, a collection of African masks is displayed in the living area, where the walls are covered in a vibrant teal. 
PHOTO: BJÖRN WALLANDER




The walls of decorator Suzanne Rheinstein’s California library are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Stratton blue. 
PHOTO: FRANCESCO LAGNESE




Designer Sig Bergamin used turquoise walls as a backdrop to a riotous array of furnishings in his Brazilian home. 
PHOTO: ROGER DAVIES




Decorator Thomas Britt outfitted this New York City kitchen with corresponding aquamarine walls and furnishings. 
PHOTO: SCOTT FRANCES




A 1960s light fixture from Venfield presides over the blue-hued breakfast nook of a Manhattan apartment designed by Penny Drue Baird
PHOTO: SIMON UPTON




An antique French chandelier, walls glazed in Benjamin Moore’s At Sea, and Fortuny fabrics enliven the master bath of jewelry designer Elizabeth Locke’s Virginia home. 
PHOTO: JOSHUA MCHUGH




Design firm Commune refurbished the blue living room of a famous Hollywood Hills home to reflect its original 1940s William Haines design. 
PHOTO: NIKOLAS KOENIG




A sitting area at fashion designer Lorry Newhouse’s New York City home features turquoise walls and a slipper chair upholstered in a Braquenié fabric. 
PHOTO: BJÖRN WALLANDER




At a Manhattan home by Vicente Wolf, (one of my personal favorites!) the designer painted the windowed elevator opening in a soft blue-green hue. 
PHOTO: PIETER ESTERSOHN



Now, I thought I would share with you four of my favorite ‘go-to’ blues:

Benjamin Moore Slate









Benjamin Moore November Skies







Benjamin Moore Stratton








Benjamin Moore Van Courtland










So what do you think of the color blue, now?
See anything you like?