Dreaming of Blue Skies and Side Chairs

If you live anywhere near Dallas, you know our skies have been cloudy and grey for almost all of spring.  Now, I certainly will not complain, we are so thankful to have a relief from years of drought and see our lakes full again!  With all that said, I need blue skies!  This girl functions better in sunny conditions.  

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How about this?  I am happy just looking at it!  

Even though I love a beach inspired interior, I have been adoring the beautiful crisp indigo, white, and grey rooms lately.  It seems that aqua blue gets all the attention right now, so how about a look at the other lovely shades of blue, with just a splash of the aqua?  I love this painting placed on a creamy white wall with the heather blue bench.  It is classic.

                                                      New England Home Magazine

With this photo as my inspiration, I went on task to complete a living room that would be kid-friendly, dog-friendly, and (of-course) budget-friendly!  I started with a painting found at Zinc Door for $506.  I love it and the frame makes it even more beautiful!  Now that I have my palette, I can go find the other items to pull this room together.  

When thinking of pets and children, we know that sometimes the rug gets a lot of abuse.  This rug is perfect for many reasons. It has pattern, a blending of colors that hide stains, it is wool, and it is only $227.00 at Wayfair for a 5x7!  Done!  I love that it incorporates a modern pattern in a new way.  

My rule for a sofa is to get the best you can afford.  It gets a ton of use and you will likely have it for a very long time!  This Cullen Apartment Sofa from Crate and Barrell is a beauty and will wear well in the medium toned grey color.  I think $899 is fantastic for what you are getting in quality.  

So this leads me to the funky, futuristic side chair!  Don't you love it?  It looks so comfy and is a pop of color while still staying practical at $709 for the set!  And it is a little different.  Do you notice how the rug, sofa, and chair are all incorporating colors from that painting?  If you have an inspiration piece to pull your space together, you can't go wrong.  

This all brings me back to the color palette in blue from Benjamin Moore that we started with this year.

                                                                Benjamin Moore

                                                               Benjamin Moore

If you are dreaming of blue skies and side chairs too, here is a little more inspiration for you!

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