Tuesday, January 4

Oval Room Blue

Ack, next week some sweet new things are happening at home, namely I finally get to actually start to think about what I want to do with our bedroom! I know, I know, but here we go.

I can't get this idea of a blue haven out of my mind! Ack again. I think my favorite is Farrow and Ball's Oval Room Blue. Most notably used in Sheila Bridges Harlem home, I love me some Sheila B man, this kitchen, ball'n.

Over kill, I know, but I want O to get a reeeeal good idea of what I want.
Goodness me I love this color. Our bedroom is large, and right now it is brown, and I like it, but....I don't know. Blue just has to happen. Our new floors look like this, by the way.

Next up, we will have a seating area, and the chairs need to be comfortable, like I never want to get up, and even though I love the look of low back chairs, I need some for reals neck support...and since I am super lazy, and I learned my lesson with buying chairs that O has not sat in and given his O seal of approval...they must be new. Which naturally brings me to Room and Board, like Doy.

I like these, and they are tall enough in the back, and I would do them in a soft blue velvet, like Sheila did in her drawing room (her's are linen though.) Cuz you can order a Room and Board chair in any fabric you fancy. Yippy. OR I would do a nice bold spring green, nice huh, with nail heads! HOLD ME BACK.

They would flank a mantel (to put candles on, and put a mirror over! Hollah!).

Next I would love some blue and white patterned curtains...What I can't decide is if I want to hang them from my white rods, or if I want one of those curtain cumberbuns..what are they called? Damn, PELMETS! Thank you Domino.

And, the curse of all decorating (for me) the #@$% rug! Oh, spoke too soon, I like this one!
They just cost so much, and I live in fear of spilling, but that will be later on anyway.


  1. I have always loved Ms Bridges work. That is an amazing blue too! Hope O will feel the love too. I've used a lot of blue in my own home over the years and I find that it can go cold really quick. That blue looks like it would do right by you! Good luck. Can't wait to see the results.

  2. I would turn gay for Sheila Bridges. She's amazing.

    I miss her show on FLN.

  3. I'll chime in on the Sheila Bridges love and just say I think no one does color like she does...the blue here is no exception. I remember a grass green bedroom featured in Domino years ago that I've always wanted the nerve to recreate.

  4. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who finds it a fucking crime that rugs are so expensive. Always love to stop by your blog space.

  5. I want ALL of those convex mirrors.

  6. Greetings,

    Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at armasdesign.blogspot.com have a mirror or another source?


  7. I really love that chair. The design is clean-cut but not stuffy. But my favorite part is that dark tone on tone pattern. Beautiful.

  8. Sheila Bridges is brilliant. I don't think you could go wrong following in her footsteps. The blue is beautiful!

  9. What an utterly 'cool' blue house. Definitely a house to be creative in...

  10. She is incredible. God, that huge convex mirror is killing me!

  11. Blue bedroom all. the. way.
    Mine's about to be.


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