Decorating with latest and greatest color trend can be great fun until this year’s coral or last year’s violet gets a little old. That’s one of the reasons we love a tried-and-true, timeless palette like classic blue and white.
Found in nearly every decorating style—from Chinese ginger jars and ceramics to modern coastal chic, the combo of blue and white transcends time and place. It’s a favorite of designer Mark D. Sikes too, who recently collaborated with Annie on a collection East Coast meets West Coast bedding and rugs. In fact, one of Mark’s favorite sayings is “Blue and white forever” so it’s no wonder Mark and Annie’s collaboration features some fabulous pieces in this classic combination.
We love the pairing of the cobalt and ecru floral print of the Pasadena Coverlet with the modern checks of the Julian Shams. The same palette, different inspiration, but the juxtaposition totally works for a true classic-meets-modern vibe.
The reverse is also fabulous – and creates a totally different look using the same patterns and ultra-versatile palette.
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The blue and white color combination is also incredibly versatile for rugs—and works equally well for traditional Kilim and Dhurrie—as it does for more modern weaves and patterns.
The effortless elegance of Mark and Annie’s new Big Sur rug brings together the best of the old and the new, and the East and the West. It is a truly modern take on an antique Kasuri indigo weaving, proving (in a gorgeous way) the timelessness and versatility of blue and white palette.
Needing just a little bit more blue and white? Check out these coordinating decorative pillows!
What about you? How do you do blue and white in your home?