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That blue!

Researching content for the blog we can’t help but notice certain trends. This time it’ s a color. That blue that is not navy, not quite royal, kind of like cadet, but more cerulean; it’s our favorite blue at the moment and we keep bumping into it out there on the internet.

This space combines ‘the blue’ with high gloss walls (courtesy of Fine Paints of Europe) – two of our faves mixed together!

Summer Thronton

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This room in the most recent Hamptons Showhouse has it on the walls courtesy of a floral pattern by China Seas (Macao II). Not only do we love the use of the color in this room, we love every other thing about it as well. It’s a fresh combination of vibrant color, clean-lined furnishings and a traditional floral.


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This library is painted in a color called Daring Indigo, by Pittsburgh Paint:

Elle Decor

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We love this take on a traditional blue and white dining room and how a slightly brighter version of ‘that blue’ pops against the white!

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The blue on this painted piece pairs well with turquoise walls:

katie curtis

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…and we love it as an exterior color, too!


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We also noticed it in our brand new Thibaut wallcovering book (Caravan):


 We are looking forward to seeing a lot more of this color!


#tbt: Chintz Edition

pyne hollyhock

In the tradition of #tbt (a.k.a Throwback Thursday) we’d like to feature an interior design trend that is making a comeback. Today our focus is on chintz.  It seems like all of our favorite lines are starting to carry chintzes again and we could not be happier. Rooted in tradition, floral chintzes, whether hollyhocks, rhododendrons, […]


Above & Beyond; Wallpapered Ceilings

PDC Showhouse

Often a design afterthought, painted a neutral color or the standard white, the ceiling is an often overlooked design opportunity. Adding wallpaper to a ceiling is just one of the many ways to bring life to this typically overlooked area. Bold and graphic to subtle and textured; the variety of papers available today can provide […]


The Show House Opens Today!


By: Breanne

It has finally arrived: the opening day of the Stately Homes By-The-Sea Designer Show House in Little Silver, NJ! From today until June 9, guests are welcome to visit the Hartshorne Mansion and tour the rooms, landscaped grounds, and enjoy the show house cafe and boutique.

Show House hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM. […]


Stately Homes By-The-Sea Designer Show House 2013

Designer Show House 2013: The Hartshorne Mansion

By: Breanne

Designer Show House 2013: The Hartshorne Mansion

It is that time again: time for the Stately Homes By-The-Sea Designer Show House! We are excited to be participating again after our first time taking part two years ago. In 2011′s Show House, we designed a bedroom […]


Rendering: From Drawing to Finished Design


Renderings of design projects are always an important part of the design process. You may have an idea of what a space will look like, but visually drawing it up makes it easier to really feel how it will look. Renderings also help you to see what should be changed in the final design. You […]