Friday, September 17, 2010

Guest Blogger: Grace from Sense and Simplicity

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When Bette asked me to do a guest post, I was pretty excited - this being my first guest post and all.  I had to think long and hard about what I wanted to write about and even take some time to get more photos to accompany the post.  This post pretty much ties together some of my favourite themes - the colour blue, decorating, and taking photos.  You can see more of all three at my blog, Sense and Simplicity.

Blue is the world's most popular colour, and just happens to be mine too.

I thought it would be fun to look at blues in nature and see how they inspire decorating.

The icy pale blues and gray-blues that you see in ice and snow:

can be seen in this lovely Swedish Gustavian-style dining room.

The soft gray seafoam blue in tumbling waves,

can be seen in this beachy blue bathroom.

The misty colours of rocks, lake, and the setting sun,

can be seen in this beautiful kitchen.

The periwinkle blues of the cornflower,

can be seen in this bathroom.

The pure blue of a summer sky,

can be seen in the simple blue and white bedroom.

The gorgeous blue in the forget-me-not flowers

can be seen in the blue of this cottage bedroom.

The darker purple-blue of a blueberry

can be seen in the blue backs to these bookshelves.

The deep blues of the sky at dusk,

can be seen in the inky walls of this blue living room.

What about you - what shade of blue inspires you?

Source:  All nature photos are mine.  Interior photos: Cote de Texas, Sarah Richardson via decor padPlain English DesignCompletely CoastalHouse Beautiful, Strictly Simple StyleHouse and Home, House to Home. 


Sue said...

You forgot morning glories!


Low Tide High Style said...

I used to have a lot of blue in my house and then I slowly moved on to greens. When we moved into this house on the water I started gravitating back toward the blues again. I love each of the beautiful shades of blue that you's hard to pick just one!

Kat :)

Pamela said...

HI Grace!

Fantastic photos !! I am really becoming a blue is such a calming colour!
Great guest post
Pamela xo

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

So true - I didn't include morning glories, mostly because I didnt have any to take photos of. I do love them though.


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