Design cues can be taken from many places. First, from the imagination of the designer.
They can be inspired by nature.
They can originate with the intricacy of the architecture.
Design can flow from inside to outside.
Color and pattern can be used with other design tools like repetition.
Nuances of color can be affected by light.
Nature lends us a hand and forges ideas.
This wonderful design is in the new Veranda and is the home of a designer. No telling what was the inspiration. but like her, I too am “over the moon about blue.”
I hope you are seeing what I am seeing. I see inspiration and a flow from inside the home to the outside. The colors, feel and textures keep a continuity to the design. Granted it is a Beverly Hills location, and most of the continuity is through fabrics and furnishings, but you can see flowers adorning the interior and exterior of the home.
Taking cues from wildlife and flowers is a great way to start a design. Sometimes I use textiles, but often it may start with something as ordinary as these blue jays you keep seeing.
I look at their coloring and patterns and paint the outside with blues, blacks and whites.
The vibrancy sings in a garden.
The cool colors afford a relaxing environment in which to have a seat at the end of a long day.
So are you blue too? Go to Roses and Stuff to the meme Feeling Blue to see more blue posts. Thank you to Roses and Stuff for having the theme today.
All images except the four Veranda shots are by GreenApples.