February 4, 2010

Something Blue

Why do I love this room so much? Because it goes against the grain! When doing a neutral space like this one the tendency is to go with muted furniture, adding touches of color only through the accessories. But homeowner and Style At Home editor Erin McLaughlin turns that inclination on its head and I love it! Instead, she went bold with her beautiful blue sofa and neutral with those fantastic little pillows. The effect is a gorgeous space that's perfectly dramatic and soothing all at once!

Thanks everyone for yet another wonderful week here on the blog, enjoy the weekend! xo, Crystal

P.S. Head over to City Girl Chicago where I'm a guest today and tell Cara I say hi!

21 comments:

Rachel said...

I love the striking contrast of the blue against the grey - stunning!

Dragonfly said...

Looks good - but i would have loved it if the sofa was aubergine (my fave)!!
Have a great weekend :-)

Sallie Ann said...

I'm in love with those drapes! And the acrylic table. Both items on this month's "to-do" list...though I like your acrylic table better than the one I've found. Lovely!

Lana said...

This is such a stunning room, so elegant and timeless, love all the cushions!

mise said...

Hurrah for Erin! I'm very much in favour of bravely going for statement sofas, and I guess the very brave indeed top off statement sofas with statement cushions.

The Zhush said...

Well put! It really is so dramatic and soothing, the colors are gorgeous and the lucite table is brilliant!

Michelle said...

It is totally unexpected. I'm surprised how much I love it with the lavenderish area rug.

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Sallie Ann: CB2 has a great lucite coffee table, very similar to this one. Have you checked it out yet?

http://www.cb2.com/search.aspx?query=lucite

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

This is GORGEOUS! Those drapes! I think the drapes make it all. Or the lucite table. Or the blue couch. Or the stained glass window. Or the oversized mirror... hmm so it's gonna be one of those rooms. Where everything is beautiful... fine. Be that way, room.

Cheers,
Alaina

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

p.s. hello fellow Chicago blogger! adding you to my blogroll on Live Creating Yourself : )

love jenny xoxo said...

gorgeous!! I love it!

Jamie said...

It's funny, my couch is blue and I always felt limited by it. This is really a fabulous way to make it work!
http://glamlatte.blogspot.com

SogniSorrisi said...

Love the sofa - and the pillows and rug.

McKenna said...

you have great taste! just one look at your blog and i'm in love.

Esteban Ramirez said...

I like it! Although I'm not a fan of the floor design -- a little too busy.

Sarah Klassen said...

I adore this sofa! Even more so, the combination of elements...the lucite against the rich color and the grey to bring it together so nicely.

Hope you're having a great weekend, Crystal :)

p.s of course, feel free to use any/all of the images on that neutral post.

Rebecca Watson said...

I love the blue couch! Sooo cute!! and i also love how everything else fits so perfectly with it! Totally cute!

http://justcherishtoday.blogspot.com

Happy Saturday!

paula said...

oh my, I know! loved the whole house. Gorgeous.

Paula Grace Designs said...

Love the blue sofa. Blue is my accent color in my living and sun rooms. Love a great blue!
Paula Grace ~

aptDWELLER said...

I love this blue sofa and the grey accent pillows. The long one seems like it might preclude you from sitting on it, though :).

Peggy said...

I love that blue sofa!

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