Thursday, May 7, 2009

Blue & White in Northern Light

A taste of classic blue & white in great northern houses. Classic Rococo and Empire styles with a Scandinavian touch. White painted furniture, blue & white porcelain, sheer window treatments to allow as much light in as possible, stripes, toiles and checks and painted walls with touches of gilt - all classic Gustavian looks.

Pale, clear colors in uncomplicated, fresh patterns such as checks or stripes, on simple fabrics like printed cottons and plain linens.
Clutter and unrestrained use of color and pattern gives me a whopper of a headache. I prefer the simpleness of a 1 or 2 color palette teamed with soft white, with emphasis on a few great collections.

Sometimes, as in this case, less IS more! Especially in this over-complicated world we live in and with the overly busy lives some of us lead.

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