DINING ROOM, AFTER: The dining room was painted a light blue color to contrast with the dark blue hue in the adjacent kitchen. The doorway between the rooms was enlarged and given a top window detail. An industrial chandelier serves as the focal point of the room.
Before leaves unfurl, white, honey-scented bottlebrush blooms appear on fothergilla in early spring. The early flowers provide an important food source for pollinators. Leaves offer blue shades in summer and stage a stunning fall display of red, orange, gold and purple hues. Fothergilla blends easily with native azaleas and rhodendrons, although best flowering and fall color occurs in full sun. Fothergilla is hardy in Zone 4 to 8.
This master bathroom is beachy, blue dream, with blue and green mosaic tiles, glass vases in different shades of blue, a clawfoot tub, a weathered metal pendant light, and a stone tile floor. The arch of the vaulted ceiling echoes is mirrored in the arched inset shelves.
Patterns abound in this blue and white bedroom. White bed linens and a white headboard allow the floral wallpaper and blue carpet to stand out as the stars in this room. Striped curtains add a sense of height to the room.