Friday, November 10, 2017

French Country: A Touch of Bleu in the Foyer

I still love my neutral palette of creams and whites, but when I discovered 
a chippy blue window frame in the alley, I decided to incorporate it into my foyer design.

Here's a "before" picture without the touch of blue.
What a difference that little bit of blue makes!

The window frame leaning against the wall 
makes a pretty backdrop for my straw-covered bottles.

And the bleu really pops!

In a sea of neutrals, blue draws the eye and amps up a space.

 This color makes me think of a beautiful blue sky or a soothing indigo ocean.

I scrounged around until I found the perfect old blue book -- 
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens to add to the grouping.

I think the rusty orange berries and the spicy orange candle are a nice contrast to the blue
(and they're Denver Bronco colors!).

Blue and orange are opposite each other on the color wheel,
making them striking complementary colors.

What does the color blue mean to you?
For me, blue inspires calmness and a sense of serenity.

It symbolizes freedom. optimism and new beginnings -- a perfect color
to incorporate into my foyer as we look forward to a new year of possibilities.

This blue-framed house blessing is a special greeting in the foyer.
I just love it.

In case you can't read it, it says:

Peace abide beneath thy rooftree
Cheer along its rafters ring,
Joy and mirth and laughter gather
Neath thy firelights flickering.
Hope illumine all the shadows
with a radiance divine,
And the arms of love forever
Shelter thee and thine.

I hear designers are proclaiming blue is having a moment now.
I guess that means the style gurus think it's the current must-have color.

I know it's always been one of my favorite colors even though I don't have a lot of it in my home.
But I do think a touch of bleu is just right.

Happy November everyone and let's remember
to honor our veterans on Veterans' Day, November 11th. ! 


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  1. Very pretty . . . I like the cowboy boots too . . . now, that's class :)

    1. Thank you Connie! Cowboy boots are always in style! Happy Weekend. Hugs, Pat

  2. I think that it is so cool that you can find such treasures in your alley. You have an eye for seeing the possibilities with an item. I just love that! And I love the blue and orange combination.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments Arell. I really appreciate them. And who knew blue and orange went together so well? Hugs, Pat

  3. It is a beauty and does add to your foyer. Old things with crusty paint are wonderful and bleu really makes them special, its my favorite color.

    1. Thank you Marlene! I'm surprised I don't have more blue since I like it a lot too. Hope you're having a good weekend. Hugs, Pat

  4. Very pretty entry vignette, Pat. I love the house blessing!

    1. Thanks Rita! I love that blessing too. I recently found out what a rooftree is. It was the main beam in the middle of the house that kept it all together. Happy weekend! Hugs, Pat

  5. Very pretty Sister, I like the cowboy boots. Looks as if they were just kicked off inside the door.

  6. Love the blue window and it makes the base of a beautiful vignette. The house blessing is lovely.

  7. Gorgeous and serendipitous alley find!

  8. The window is the perfect addition Pat. I love blue and orange together for fall! I think that window was placed in the alley just for you. :) Love the beautiful poem. Blue signifies many of the same things you mentioned to me. As well as baby boys, which we have two new boy grands coming this year. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. I love the blue accents, Pat! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  10. I have that house blessing. Same print and frame. My mother gave to me in 1974. It is very old! I loved your blue pictures. I wish I could get a print of the house blessing. Take care, Barbara Leonard, Myrtle Beach. SC