A calm blue ocean…

Blue is one of my favorite colors for decorating.  From a pale blue-green like antique glass to a warm tiffany blue, they all make exciting statements!

Blue is generally considered to be soothing and calming, but other blues can be exciting and impulsive!  Check out these examples!

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I love this bold teal.  It makes a great statement in a room filled with mostly other greys.

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This royal blue accompanies the warm gold and wood tones of the vignette in this room very well, balancing and bringing interest!

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This pretty pastel looks especially nice highlighted by the white trim and details.

What’s your favorite blue room?

How We Chose Our Colors

Over my “off” week, I did a lot of extra errands that I hadn’t gotten to lately, including picking up paint chips of our wedding colors.  I plan on creating coordination packages with the colors and some of our favorite textures for our wedding party to use as they purchase dresses, suits, and accessories.  Here are our colors!

wedding-colors

Look familiar?  I totally involved the same scheme in the main charmedseed.net website, because I love them so much!  I’ve been having a love affair with grey and teal/robin’s egg/turquoise blue for the last several years, and I love the modern but vintage effect it can have on an event.

The blue-green and grey will be the two main colors (although really it’s just the grey), and we additionally chose a deep chocolate brown accent and at the last moment added a navy as well.  The navy was Nick’s addition, as it’s one of his favorite colors, and it makes a nice compliment to the warmer grey and chocolate.  All these colors together offer us a nice opportunity to choose accessories, flowers, décor, and clothing.  My dress will be an off-white, but Nick is looking at grey suits for himself and the groomsmen.  I initially went after grey dresses for my maids, but recently found a SUPER cute blue-green dress that I’ve ordered to look at.  Surprise!

Because I deal with color so much as an artist and seamstress, this was a sort of difficult choice!  There are so many beautiful combinations for wedding colors, so many choices and options of how to express them.  Navy and sunshine yellow were also a contender!  I’m delighted with the subtle result we ended up with, and I can’t wait to keep decorating in this scheme!

How did you choose your wedding colors?

In love with interiors

There were a ton of gorgeous interior photos in my Google Reader today!  Check this out!

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Top Left: Stylish Storage: Vintage & Antique Armoires at Apartment Therapy.  I love the armoires, but of even more interest to me is the gorgeous slab table in the center of the room.

Top Right: past & present: fireplace history at design*sponge. This reminds me of one of the fun walls from the Sims 3!  Very Versailles!

Bottom Left: Palette & Paints: Blue Painted Fireplace from Myles Henry at Remodelista. There is something just so incredibly charming about this blue fireplace hearth.  Not to mention it’s one of my favorite shades!

Bottom Right: Amy’s Dashing Details House Tour at Apartment Therapy.  I’m a fan of vingettes with photos, paintings, and other accessories, and this one just struch me as so clean and bright.  Love it!

What are you loving out there lately?