Delighting In Blue And White…And A Winner!

“And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:21

Who does not like the clean and crisp look of blue and white?  It simply looks beautiful with any other color…yellow, red, green, orange, purple, you get the idea!  I love to incorporate blue and white into vignettes and tablescapes in my home.  I thought it would be fun to look at this magical combination as I share a few photos from my house.  Then we will take a tour of an entire home designed in this always perfect color combination!

One of my all-time favorite design books is “A Passion for Blue and White” by style-setter, Carolyne Roehm.  She takes us on a private tour of her dazzling homes that she has decorated in blue and white…a must have book for any fan of this color combination!

A blue and white wallpaper for my iPhone!

Spotlighting some of my blue/white collectibles in a foyer vignette!

One of many blue and white tablescapes that I have featured.  I love how crisp the blue and white looks with the colors of Christmas!

Blue and white is even Thanksgiving appropriate!

Blue and white pairs beautifully with the green outdoors!

The colors of autumn work perfectly with blue and white!

If you are a regular blog follower, you know that I love color.  Our bedroom is swathed in peacock blue, but I added white Euros with blue embroidery and Spode Blue Room plates on the wall.
“Whenever you place any color next to blue and white, something magical occurs:  all of a sudden, the focus sharpens and the visual field has clarity and power.”
C. Roehm

Adding a few touches of blue and white to my antique French coffee table!

via Traditional Home

The center-hall foyer boasts a bronze antique chandelier and an 1800’s table with antique English benches.  Notice as we tour this home with its antiques and beautiful furnishings, the blue and white palette keeps it clean and fresh without being stuffy!

In the living room, a beautiful blue and white fabric dresses the window!

French bergeres are pulled up next to a lovely fireplace mantel. The gold mirror and crystal sconces add formality to the French blue grass cloth!

Rich wood furnishings, an opulent chandelier, and gold leaf ceiling make for a dramatic dining room.  But, the indigo sisal wall covering and skirted chairs lend a casual feel to an otherwise formal space!

An antique server shows off more blue and white flanked by beautiful knife boxes!

A collection of blue/white vases fill a wooden display cabinet!

The kitchen with its crisp white walls and cabinetry would be the delight of any chef!

The breakfast room has a casual feel with RH chairs and another fabulous chandelier – this one is nickel and leather!  I love the layering of the rugs!

A hallway that leads into the kitchen is an attention grabber with an entire wall of blue/white plates.  Can you imagine hanging all of these and getting them straight!?

A comfy family room has a pop of red from the rug!

The husband’s office has a sailing theme!

Many of the upholstered pieces have unique designs!  Antique pond yachts on the wood paneled wall!

A writing table and stools stand in front of the master bedroom fireplace!

I have always loved the juxtaposition of casual and elegant in a room.  The master bedroom is the perfect example – an antique Baccarat crystal chandelier with textured wall covering and sisal rug!

The master bath is a study in pure elegance…marble, crystal, and gold gilding!

Do you like a blue and white palette for a room, or just adding a touch of it in accessories?

Congratulations to the winner of the PB LYLA Garden Butterfly Salad Plates, Brenda Gunnells.  I will be in touch via email!  Thank you to all who entered and be looking for more giveaways in the future!

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  1. Jemma says:

    Good Morning!

    I will have to scroll back to the top again and dream some more!.Goodness, you have such a lovely home and beautiful decorating style.
    I am short on blue in my home and you have inspired me!
    Thank you so very much for joining us in Thoughts Of Home On Thursday, and we hope to see you next week too!

  2. What beautiful pictures, Pam, of your home and the blue and white features! Blue and white is a favorite of mine also. Thanks for sharing some great ideas of how to add it to our homes!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks so much, Lynda! I know you love blue and white, great job in your kitchen! Blessings and love to you, Pam

  3. Laura says:

    Be still my heart.
    I have that book, and I have loved blue and white forever.
    I am going to send you an invitation to join my pinterest blue and white board.

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thank you Laura for sweet comments! Would love to join your blue and white Pinterest board! Thanks for hosting Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

  4. Kim says:

    I love blue and white, but I only have one room devoted to it. In most other rooms, I have a touch of something blue and white, like a planter or vase. Thanks for this load of inspiration! In all the pictures, the most striking things are the white upholstery pieces with that wide navy (or navy print) stripe. I love that look! Someone sure is blessed to receive the book. 🙂

  5. I LOVE blue and white and have had it in most of my rooms for years. I am a big fan of Carolyn Roehm and drool over her rooms and gardens.
    Your selection of pics all delight. Your decorating with blue and white is lovely.
    Congrats to Brenda on winning the PB plates.
    Have a blessed day.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Bonnie, I have loved Carolyne’s style for so long! Her taste is exquisite! Thanks so much, sweet friend!

  6. Lisa says:

    I wholeheartedly agree! You can never go wrong with blue and white. Thanks for the beautiful home tour! and solid blue and white advice.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Blue and white just works and it has a timeless appeal! Thanks so much and wishing you a beautiful upcoming weekend!

  7. Pam I am a huge fan of blue and white. My mother had a very similar collection of the blue and white plates. Lovely! Thank you ever so much for linking up at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence adds such a ray of sunshine!

  8. Christina says:

    What a fabulous post- putting this book on my must read list
    Always loved the clean classic blue and white color palette- and what dreamy photos you shared

  9. lulu says:

    About the plate wall, I wouldn’t have even tried to get them all straight. If you’ve ever noticed some of the photos in my Maine dining room, you’ve seen how I resolved the problem.

    • Everyday Living says:

      I love plates on a wall and I have had quite a collection before, but never an entire wall! I like how you resolved it, Linda!

  10. Linda says:

    This is gorgeous! i love the blue and white. For some reason, we do not have any blue in the house… The plate wall is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. photogal01 says:

    I do love blue and white, and I love Carolyne’s book! It was an inspiration to me to incorporate more of the color combo into our decor. It truly does go with everything. Your bedroom is beautiful!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks so much! Blue and white is timeless and I think it gives everything a fresh look! Happy Saturday!

  12. Barbara says:

    Liebe Pam,

    das ist wirklich ein gelungener, toller Beitrag. Man ist ganz verzaubert von deinen wundervollen Arrangements, den herrlichen Chinoiserien, dem wundervollen Porzellan. Die Farbe deines Schlafzimmers – traumhaft. Auch ich liebe Farbe. Was für ein trostloser Ort wäre diese Welt wenn alles nur Schwarz-Weiß wäre, wenn wir nur Schwarz-Weiß denken würden. Ein trauriger, trostloser Ort, ohne Wärme, ohne Liebe ohne Freude.
    Deine Bilder sprudeln vor Leben, vor Freude an den schönen Dingen im Leben.
    Auch ich liebe Blau-Weiß und habe einige Dinge die ich auch besitze auf deinen Fotos wiederentdeckt.
    Mein Pozellan ist u. a. Real old Willow, ich liebe es und die hübschen Wandteller von Royal Kopenhagen, die hängen auch an meiner Wand.Sie zu sammeln macht süchtig.
    Dein Beitrag hat mich dazu inspiriert mal eine Wand Blau-Weiß zu dekorieren.

    Ich wünsche dir eine wunderschöne Zeit und alles Liebe, Barbara

    • Everyday Living says:

      Barbara, thank you so much for your gracious words! Blue and white are timeless! I am thrilled that my post was an inspiration to you! Your collections sounds amazing. I agree that color brings life! Wishing you a beauty-filled day and lots of love! Blessings, Pam

    • Everyday Living says:

      Robyn, thank you for visiting! Blue and white remains a classic and I love the fresh look it gives! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  13. Carol Cook says:

    Oh, what beautiful rooms.

    My favorites are the wall of blue and white plates, the sailboats and the garden photo with the great blue bicycle.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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