First, I want to share a little background info. We've taken the slow, steady approach to decorating this home. It's a big brick Georgian style home - very traditional - which suits my clients' aesthetic. They love classic design elements and the husband has a keen eye for antiques. One of the concerns and challenges we addressed was their desire to keep their home from feeling too formal. They're a young family and they wanted their home to have a relaxed, fresh feel.
Here's the inspiration photo. The only inspiration photo. The wife knew exactly what she wanted.
When the project began, I had this antique china cabinet and their dining table to work with. Here's a "before", as a reference point.
Blue and White Bliss.
My clients loved the Farrow & Ball Lotus wallpaper but were hesitant to wallpaper the entire room.
So I had the walls painted (Benjamin Moore's Niveous), which is the same color we used in their entry - it's a pretty, ivory white.
And then I had the walls professionally stenciled with this pattern. The blue we used for the stencil design is Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue. If you look in the top right corner of the photo above, you can catch a glimpse of Palladian Blue on the ceiling.
The antique sideboard is a Scott's Antique Market find, as is the Persian rug. My workroom made the sheer linen shades and I sourced the Italian silver candelabra, lamps and other accessories for them.
We also recently refreshed their powder room off of the foyer. My client loves blue and white, so again we went with this classic color combination - but in a modern context.
In this room we added a chair rail with box molding below and a fun blue and white geometric print wallpaper. They opted to keep the white pedestal sink and brass fixtures.
There was just enough room behind the door to add this lucite console and a few baskets under it for easily accessible storage. I think every room needs something natural so the baskets and the framed pebbles add some soft, organic texture. I love the juxtaposition of the natural elements against the modern print of the wallpaper. Do you agree that contrast creates interest?
Once again, I thank you for stopping by to have a look at this fun project. And thank you to Jennifer at The Pink Pagoda for featuring the dining room on her blog. Have you visited her online shop? Lots of opportunities to add some classic blue and white!
Have a great week!
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