Monday, February 18, 2013

Blue and White Monday

Do you ever spot something fantastic that you haven't seen before on Pinterest only to find out it's been around a couple of months?  I'm wondering how in the world I could have missed this.  I followed the above pin to Desire to Inspire and found this post about this house by McGill Design Group.  Of course, I love all of the blue and white porcelain used, and the navy and white, but I'm also very interested in the pretty details like the ribbon bows on the pillows.


This room makes me feel good.  It's so light, bright and simple without being minimal.  Those flowers aren't hurting either.  Do you ever look at a photo like this and imagine it without the flowers?  I do, but my brain wants to add them back asap.  Rooms always are more appealing with pretty florals.

What do you think of antiqued mirror?  When it's done softly like this, I like it a lot.  It adds character and interest.  I don't care for harshly antiqued, however, where you see strong distressing and contrast.

I love the idea of putting lots of strong pink in the foyer in the way of upholstery.  I've been considering that in my own house and think it may have to happen.  I'm searching for the perfect settee.  


This kitchen looks like one in which I could spend lots of time.  Again, the flowers, cake and macaroons may be influencing me a bit, but I love all of the white cabinetry, the lamps (though I'm sure they'd be broken in a week at my house) the chairs, backsplash and ceiling. 

Christian Dior

How could I not share this with you?  It is absolutely beautiful.  If you had an event where you needed to be this formal, would you wear a dress with a Chinese porcelain motif?  If it were this dress, I'd do it in a heartbeat!



18 comments :

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Beautiful Monday images!!! That dress is amazing!

My Crafty Home Life said...

That's funny, I have seen only one shot of this room on Pinterest. I think I pinned it for the recessed paneling. I love it. That dress is just spectacular.

Kim said...

Jennifer, I am a flower girl too!! If I don't have some sort of fresh flowers in my kitchen every day it makes me sad!! They can be a 7.99 bunch from the grocery or something from my backyard (in the summer!) ... these images are beautiful as always! xo

Beth Connolly said...

The lamps seem like they have just been staged for the photo shoot because I sure don't see any electrical cords or outlets. That Christian Dior gown would be beautiful for a Chinoiserie wedding.

Mimosa Lane said...

The dress is beautiful...I wish I had occasions to wear this kind of stuff too...I love these rooms...and I know I have that foyer with the hot pink piece pinned a few times already! Have a wonderful day

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

WOW! What a post, Jennifer! This home is beautiful, and I haven't seen any of these rooms either!
The dress is stunning.
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

We need to have "Bloggers Ball" and all wear dresses like that.

Kathysue said...

I now love Mondays because of your blue and white post!!! That home is gorgeous and I agree, have to have the flowers. Just a touch of nature in a room brightens it. I did a post today on bring LOVELY back into our homes and flowers are one of the additions that do that for me.
Happy Monday,
kathysue

www.myplumdesign.com said...

Most of the furniture in these photos is available for sale online at www.myplumdesign.com

All designed by the amazing Colleen McGill of McGill Design Group.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Such a beautiful and tailored living room! Really sophisticated, too!
Happy Monday, Jennifer!
xo
Loi

Junell said...

WOW ~ That settee is the bomb! Go for it!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love anything with blue and white...love the details in the living room....the chairs with the white trim and the blue jars are amazing!

5th and State said...

much to love here jennifer, but that christian dior is over-the-top!
xx
debra

penelopebianchi said...

I like subtle "antiquing" on mirrors (I put them in our bathroom when building 14 years ago)

If it is a "real" old mercury mirror; it is one thing! (over-antiquing) is just another falsehood and I avoid!!

Vel Criste said...

Lots of great eye candy! Agree with you on the florals, I think it really makes a huge impact in the space being photographed without over-powering it!:)

Janna McCalley said...

I want that settee-or at least something that color!

SHERRY HART said...

The whole house is stunning....I love how edited it is. You are right about the flowers....they show up so much better when a room is clean and polished...not having to compete with anything else.

zion said...

Great home.recently i bought some furniture in social shopping when i saw your furniture pics these are similar to my home furniture nice.

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