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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Decorating with Blues - A Personal Tale

A marketing email I received today from Calico Corners called "Shades of Blue" introduces their new Robert Allen fabric collection featuring blues.  It reminded me, again, of how blue just continues to be a great color and very versatile in home decorating of whatever style; traditional, contemporary or eclectic.  It also happens to be my personal favorite.

My Blue Chairs
About eight years ago, I purchased a deep blue toile from Calico Corners (yes the same) which had been discounted by over 75%.  The woman in the shop told me that deep blues were just not in style anymore and that was the reason the fabric was discounted so much.  I bought what remained on the bolt and proceeded to use it on a set of club chairs and ottoman.  I had intended to offer it for sale on my website.  At the same time, however, we were adding a large sunroom to our home which would be next to my blue and yellow kitchen.  As we got nearer completion, I decided to keep the set and use it this room - a decision I am happy with each time I luxuriate in this lovely space.

I have set up my website by colors and the largest section is for the color blue - I love the crispness of the color and find that it can be incorporated into just about every kind of setting.  And clearly,  it really never does go out of style.

In "googling" the phrase "blue decorating ideas", I got 2.5M photo images within a minute.

House Beautiful (one of my favorite decorating magazines - I can spend hours ....) has a new book/compilation:

Blue Rooms, Fabrics, Books, and Makeovers
Check out all of our blue stories: blue homes, blue furniture, blue fabrics, and a look back at 70 years of blue decor in the magazine
By The Editors of House Beautiful

I don't think I'll give up on blue anytime soon and will continue to own and sell great blue pieces!

Contemporary Style Blue Velvet Wingback

French Country Style Wingback

Chatham Hill (blue and white) Club Chairs

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