Mr. Bazaar on Instagram!

COPYRIGHT © 2009 - 2012 BRIGHT.BAZAAR

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Martha Stewart Living: Blue & White Decorating Ideas

Over my Easter break I spent a lazy morning reading the April issue of Martha Stewart Living from cover to cover. Fresh coffee in hand, I devoured the inspirational pages noting down recipe and decorating ideas as I went. For the last few days I've kept returning to their 'Cool Blues' story; the refreshing palette of summary blue hues and creamy whites continually inspiring my creativity. So, there was nothing for it - I simply had to blog about it! As well as sharing the feature, I've pulled together some of my favourite blue and white shopping buys in the market right now. I just love that H&M Home cushion, and that Westelm plate has striking graphic elements to it. Who am I kidding: I love them all! What catches your eye?
Martha Stewart Living tears: Photography by Simon Watson; Text by Kathleen Hackett; Created by Rebecca Robertson, Scott Horne and Erin Jang | Market Picks by Bright.Bazaar: Orla Kiely; H&M Home; Habitat (Vase, Tumbler, Bottle); Benjamin Moore Paints (1, 2, 3); Westelm

19 comments:

  1. Love Blue & White! My parents actually have that same exact staircase, minus the super cool hues. Maybe I can convince them to make a change!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Mr. Will I love all of the above. I don't think you can ever go wrong with classic blue and white and then if you add a pop of yellow,green and watermelon pink I am in heaven!! Kathysue

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gosh! Lovely post Will. An instant-pick-me-up color combination.
    manvi @ mochatini

    ReplyDelete
  4. Morning Mr Bazaar! What a thrill to see this Martha story featured on your fabbo blog today - you see, those large blue and white paintings on the wall in the breakfast room are actually my own! I was beyond happy when I was contacted by the powers that be over at MSL, and to have my artwork featured is so fantastic. Thanks so much for making my day all over again!
    Kerri

    ReplyDelete
  5. Why yes, I am dying over the shutters! So much so that i looked up the resource list and ordered several sheets of MDF. We've got kiddies in a two story place with ancient single paned windows. These are a great solution to the windows over my girls' beds (picture jumping), where I cannot stomach the ugly bars that are the alternative. Yay Martha!

    ReplyDelete
  6. How awesome is that staircase, and brilliant way to use up tester pots!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Here's an odd observation for you. Do you think that staircase is the same featured in Living Etc. but just different colors? I think it's the same staircase! Here's the link to the one I'm talking about:
    http://downandoutchic.blogspot.com/2010/05/interiors-paint-it.html

    Crazy, no?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my goodness. Those stairs. I'm in love. seriously. What a stunning post... loving all the blues hues.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Blue is a classic but I love how fresh it looks again in these images from Martha :) Nicolex

    ReplyDelete
  10. Loving those pale blue chairs and those curtains are also fab!! X

    ReplyDelete
  11. i was drawn to that staircase, so pretty and i think Christina is right, it looks the same!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Christina & Helena - I know, I thought the same thing when I saw it in the mag. I think it must be a shoot location that is used over and over in mags for different features!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the painted spindels on the staircase - so beautiful and such a great idea.

    Also in love with the blue chairs in that breakfast room.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am just dying to do our home with these shades...if only hubby dearest would relent. Loved that room with the blue printed curtains et al. The blue bottle from Habitat...I think I want one.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Martha just gets better and better!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. That staircase is on our office wall too Will! We love the sense of movement it creates as the colors get darker towards the top :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Mr. Will , I am a first time visitor here and simply just can't leave. Your blog is stunning.

    Along with the H&M cushions I am loving those curtains too and the ORLA KIELY sofa/sette is gorgeous ..

    ReplyDelete
  18. blue and white is such a classic, i don't think i can ever get sick of looking at that pairing. i love those porcelain pictures by the dining table in the third image. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. The staircase is beautiful! It's really a good idea!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment - each one makes my day!

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Loading...
window.location.href="http://www.brightbazaarblog.com/?blogger=http://brightbazaar.blogspot.com/2011/04/martha-stewart-living-blue-white.html";