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Monday, January 11, 2010


Do you ever feel like it is a Moanday instead of a Monday?  You know you feel a little moany-groany. The weekend excitement or relaxation is over and you have to get back on the treadmill of life. You go back kicking and screaming. OK maybe that is a little dramatic but you know what I mean, don't you? Well today is a Moanday so maybe I am feeling a little blue.Wait a minute, BLUE I really like blue!! I feel better already. I know either you like blue rooms or you don't,but I realllllllly do. In fact I have always had either a blue bedroom or had blue as the dominant color in the room. I Know you have to be very careful in choosing the right blue. Always go on the gray side of blue or you will have something that resembles a robins egg or a Little Boy Blue bedroom. I thought I would show you some blue rooms that have been done right.

Gorgeous, I mean it is just Gorgeous, soothing, peaceful and restful.  In my mind everything a room should be .Notice how they upholstered the alcove behind the bed and the great moulding around the opening. Let's talk textures, we have shine, brass and glass coffee table. The shiney end table which is alllllll glass,Yum. The rough texture of the sculptured carpet and the woven blinds under the beautiful drapes.This is a room that is done very well .

All blue and cream with touches of dark wood to ground the room. Looks inviting!

This room has plenty of places to sit or lay if you want to take a little cat nap. I would love to sit in a room like this with just the right amount of blue.

Here is a wonderful attic space done by designer Candace Olson. This is the way to work a room with blue.

I found the use of these benches an interesting choice over a regular chair. The carpet is gorgeous and the table helps ground the entire space. I love a big bowl of crisp green apples and the view is not half bad either. Speaking of blue in its best form, water.

This wall color is a blue more on the gray side so it remains soothing to eye.

This dining room is on the turqouise side of blue which happens to be Pantones color of 2010. I am sure you have all already read about that.This room makes me smile.

Loving the black bed in this all blue room

Now this is what I call a Master Suite. Even though the room just has just touches of blue it still has just the right amount of blue for me.

All I can say is Yum! I just know that telescope is for looking out at the Ocean.

I don't feel Blue any more but I sure want to see more Blue rooms,How about you, do you like blue in your rooms?
"Enjoy the Process" of  Looking at BLUE


mbkatc230 said...

These rooms are all just beautiful Kathysue. I've seen the one that Candace Olson did and it's always been one of my favorites - love the green accents. And of course Cait's room is now blue, so I finally have a blue room! Hugs, Kat

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kathysue, these are all just gorgeous. I am not a real blue person but I really do like these. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

Love Blue! Thanks for sharing all these awesome rooms.

Foley said...

Love the gray blues - The aqua is also a favorite , I've seen it in some bathrooms lately.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous images, Kathysue!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

This is just lovely, Kathysue! Hard to pick a favorite! I hope you aren't having a "Moanday"! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

La Dolfina said...

More gorgeous images! I love the size of your photos! Your blog is fabulous!!
Happy Monday :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Ah, blue & white! You are speaking my language with those colors. I gravitate towards anything that is blue & white, so these pictures were really singing my song. Beautiful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great Blues should of linked up for Blue Monday with this post...Hope you have a great week...stop over some time girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

susan said...

Kathysue--These rooms are lovely. Blue is my favorite color, but can be tricky to get right--especially on the walls. These rooms have just the right touch of blue!

Paula Bee said...

Dear Kathy,

Boy, have you been busy! I love these rooms. I could mover right in tomorrow! Your blog is looking wonderful!


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I went through a phase of not wanting any blue but I am back with blue again. So pretty! And your blog looks great!!

kim said...

I love blue, too. My dining room use to be dark blue, but after thirteen years I painted it yellow and love that, too. I still have touches of blue throughout the room in the blue and white pottery and in the fabrics, artwork and accessories. These photos you shared are gorgeous.

Kathysue said...

Hi Kim, thank you for stopping by again, it is always wonderful to hear from you, I miss our connection at Micasa. Hugs Kathysue

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are gorgeous! I LOVE blue when it's done right! I think a lot of people don't like blue because they associate it with the "country blue" of the 80s and 90s, with the geese wallpaper borders, etc. Blue done in an elegant way is gorgeous! I knew that one room must have been done by Candace her style!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the color blue, but I don't want lots of it in my home. I actually use turqoise (seaglass) as an accent color with browns and taupes. My favorite picture above is the that!


xinex said...

These rooms are so pretty, KathySue. The blue is so soothing. My favorite is the master suite and sitting area separated by a fireplace. I could stay there forever....Christine

Jeanette said...

I went through a blue phase and tired of it way back when, but now I am so in love with that grayed out blue. I would like to put some of it in my own home now. And that new turquoise is such fun! Once again, your photographs are beautiful, my friend!

sissie said...

Such lovely blues and grays. The photos of each room just makes you want to redo your entire home in blues. Love it.

Janean said...

great photo selections. Winter white and blue go together! yay!

Melissa Miller said...

I just ADORE Candace Olsen. She is my favorite on HGTV for sure. I remember that particular room of hers.

eddieross said...

gorgeous! Love them all! Welcome to blogland! Can't wait to see more!

Eddie + Jaithan

Kathysue said...

Eddie and Jaithan, My sweet boys thank you for coming by I so appreciate it.Love you both,Kathysue

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Kathysue,
That attic room makes me want to finish in my attic! :-)

chisenfam said...

Hi Kathysue, Im just getting around to seeing this post and I have to say its great to see all of those blues. I've always loved blue and now I see what you mean by "the gray side of blue". I agree it's hard to pick a favorite of all of these rooms, but I have to say when I saw the telescope I immediately thought of the ocean also. Im off to do my test with my adjectives of my rooms now.