Monday, June 11, 2012

Turquoise Obsessed

With my husband Jim at a summer soiree in a vintage kimono inspired jacket.

Being known as a lover of color, I'm often asked to name my favorite hue. And while I'm a true believer that we all have a color story that speaks through us, choosing an absolute fave for ME would be nearly impossible. With that said, there are a few shades I come back to over and over again, turquoise being one of them. It's such a versatile color - it can be happy and bright in a living room, chic and serene in a dressing room and cutting edge in a kitchen. Here are a few of my favorite spaces - some of them from my very own home.

Painted Pretty: Turquoise is a fabulous paint color for almost any room!

This could be a woman's salon, dressing room or home office.The stenciled turquoise wall paired with the black and white photo gallery make this chinoiserie look hip and modern.

This Tiffany blue hue is a timeless classic and creates an exquisite backdrop for this amazing red chair!

An unexpected color combination, the turquoise wall is a very distinct backdrop for this raspberry and white toile day bed. (I also love the faux bamboo tole chandelier and silhouette pillows!)
Designer: MassuccoWarner Miller

I painted my living room this incredible blue - Benjamin Moore’s Seaside Resort. The same hue accents my dining room shelf unit; I love carrying a color throughout a home.

This highgloss painted kitchen is rich and sexy – who wouldn’t want to hang out in here!

Bold Accents: Pillows, window treatments, art and lighting are just the beginning when it comes to incorporating turquoise in your home. 

In the June issue of House Beautiful, I designed a bedroom with turquoise damask curtains and leopard print roman shades using fabric from my Duralee collection.


One of the easiest way to freshen a room is to change the accent pillows. The pop of turquoise against the chocolate sofa makes my den come alive. I still love how it looks!

 A vibrant painting by Jasmina Danowski.

 A modern and reflective screen.

A twist on a traditional chandelier.

A painting, pillow and vase add a splash to my sun porch. Of course my favorite accents  in this photo,  featured in a spread in Family Circle Magazine this month, are my children, Emma and Luke!


Amy Callanan said...

in the family circle spread where is the lattice wallpaper from in the dining area

Tausha Marie said...

I absolutely love your obsession with turquoise. You have inspired me and I am now painting our front room (which I will be using as a dance studio) turquoise and accenting with pink and green in the bay window with pillows and a valance.

Muhammad Zahid Iqbal said...

I love how it looks! very graceful and awesome. research paper

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