Summer Shopping in Seattle - Gucci & Tory Burch

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   Tory Burch Cork flats                                       Gucci catch all                    Moroccan Influenced Caftans

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Tory Burch cute take on sneakers                     The season much have- cropped white pants



White is hot - Tory Burch coat & Gucci purse

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                                                                Nautical influence on Tory Burch Flats

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  Eli Tahari  - beautifully detailed                   Tory Burch Wedge


Blue is the New Black

And I mean a deep, dark, luscious Blue. It is showing up in walls, fabrics, carpets and accessories. It is a blue that doesn't have green or red in it. It is almost black and is warmer than lighter blues and has more life and depth than Black. It is the deepest shade of Indigo as seen in Ikat Textiles. It is the color of the sky on a moonlit night. It is mysterious, moody, classic, timeless, calming, and refreshing. It can have a glossy finish or be totally matt. It is beautiful when contrasted with pure white. My favorite Benjamin Moore paint colors are Polo Blue, Blackberry Punch, Kensington Blue, Blue Gaspe, Hale Navy, and Old Navy. Some deep blue colors are: sapphire, azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, indigo, navy, royal, midnight blue, slate, steel blue, Prussian blue.

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The high gloss finish on this wall has a subtle reflectivity to it that changes at different times of the day and literally sparkles at night. Design by Tom Scheerer

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I love how the walls, bookshelves and fabric of the banquette seat and sofa are all the same color
Design by Robert Burke and Todd Romano

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A beautiful color of blue to set off the antique prints and porcelains in this Dining Room
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This room by Victoria Hagan is destined to be a classic with her crisp and geometric use of color and pattern


Alberto Pinto has used a deep blue in the bold geometric carpet as his only color in this wonderful Master Bedroom

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A deep and refreshing Mediterranean blue has been used on the walls at JK Capri Hotel in Italy


The Inkiest color of blue used for the walls in this room are a great backdrop for colorful artwork


A deep "French Blue"

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Windsor Smith Domino Aug07 via girl meets glamour

The deepest of blue used in an updated traditional paisley pattern
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Deepest Indigo blue as used in traditional Ikat textiles

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The company Sea Cloth is reinventing and putting a modern twist on Indigo dyed fabrics

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This is a classic Wallpaper pattern in a classic deep blue that will never date

Let me know if these deep luscious shades of blue are slated to become one of your new favorite colors?

I am in the process of designing my own guest bedroom and I have chosen a deep blue silk for the curtains called Moonlight. I am putting a natural woven raffia roman shade on the window behind the curtains for some textural interest. The walls will be painted the same shade as the silk curtains: Benjamin Moore "Blue Gaspe".The Headboard is a heavy white Belgium linen. The bedding is white Egyptian cotton with an Hermes cashmere blanket in a deep charcoal color on the end of the bed. The carpet is wool and is the color of white coral. I will hang black and white "ocean"photographs that I have taken on my travels on the blue walls to finish it off. So you can now see where the inspiration for this post has come from. My friends and family are very anxiously awaiting the unveiling of this room.

Patricia Gray writes about Interior Design inspirations, emerging trends, and the world of Design. 
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I'm Back

I have been frantically trying to stay afloat.....that means I have been doing the proverbial juggling act of a circus acrobat.  When that happens in life some things have to give and that happened to be my daily Blog Postings.  Thanks to all of you who missed me and expressed your concern as to my whereabouts. I was in my office, and out and about town(s) - Vancouver and Seattle, creating and designing for 3 new clients.  The dynamics of the creative process is a very nebulous thing for me.  It happens in a vacuum of frenzied momentum and somewhat wondrous, and at times, inexplicable flashes.  So now that things are settling back to normal (not that I have that word in my vocabulary) I will be eagerly posting on my current inspirations.....Ready, Set, Go..........


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