I loved reading all of your comments on the cobalt blue post from yesterday and thought I would take the color to a whole new level. Well, I’m actually taking it back…to the 80’s! My mother owned a tile distributorship in Arkansas at one point in her career and pretty much every surface in our house was covered in tile! She loved cobalt blue so much that it was on our countertops in the kitchen…looking back I’m actually shocked at how awful it looked. And those balloon shades are just…wow..and the lace trim…sorry mom but it was just….too much. All I can say is WOWZA that was some kitchen!
Mom also had a room that sat in between the main living room and the master bedroom that she called “the Florida room”. Not sure why she called it that but I do have to say that there are quite a few pieces in here that I would love to snag from her. She still has the cobalt blue lacquered dining chairs but not that fabulous white lacquered table. The cornice boards around the windows are a nice touch considering that we had balloon shades throughout the house (notice them hanging on the doors to the master). I’m wondering what happened to that stunning mirrored room screen in the corner though because it was fabulous!
The art was hung a bit high and I think that its odd considering my mom is about 5’4″ tall. I think this room would have been killer with the right rug or a fabulous wallpaper to tie it all together. I was never a fan of the pink walls and seafoam green trim throughout the house at the time. But looking back, I’m fortunate to have had a mother that pushed the boundaries of design. I know her love of style and all of the effort she put into making our home fabulous is part of why I love being a designer today.