Water is the key feature in this stunning backyard, inspired by traditional Islamic gardens. A stunning pool with fountain, lined in beautiful neutral tiles, provides a relaxing oasis from hot summer days. A rock garden with blue flowing urns set is set in manicured green grass. A black table and chairs sit on the flagstone patio.
Matching console tables, mirrors and blue urns flank the entrance to this lovely dining room. The chairs surrounding the dining table are upholstered in a bold patterned fabric to bring eye-catching personality to the space.
Heather Hogan Roberts, an interior designer, pulled books from the homeowner’s collection and arranged them by color. A pair of blue milk glass urns, from an Atlanta consignment shop for $4, are so pretty that they can be used empty.
A mantel is prime display space. This one hangs a mirror on the wall and leans artwork against it, for a layered look. Urns on either side balance out the arrangement. The whole room is lifted by a vibrant patterned throw and pillow.
A houndstooth fabric presented in a shade of cobalt covers the room's classic loveseat. Framed photos, displayed at waist height, a potted boxwood and a porcelain, hand-painted urn lend visual interest.
This sunlit entryway receives another dose of color with a painted front door. The blue hue, combined with coral and rope accents, suggest a subtle nautical theme. Urn pendants and a curved ceiling add further character to the transitional space.
Designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy added two small barrel armchairs in turquoise blue velvet to accompany this shades of blue family room. They blend with, yet provide visual contrast against the medium blue walls for an unexpected yet entirely appealing design. Brass floor lamps and urn occasional tables, bold pillows and the pink tones seen in the dining area also give the room pizzazz.
A bachelor's request for a dark and dramatic dining room that is streamlined yet traditional and marries masculine and feminine results in this ode-to-blue space with an East Coast aesthetic. Deep cobalt blue walls, elegantly upholstered dining chairs, dark wood floors and a richly lacquered table and console are made exciting by the addition of ivory draperies, host chairs and china in a glamorous play on the time-honored pairing.