Thursday, February 4, 2010
Blue Blue Blue
Have you picked up the March issue of "House Beautiful" filled with info, pictures and ideas about Americans' favorite color? How many shades of blue could there be? Don't know, but there is definitely one for everyone. Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz used a delphinium shade for one of the guest rooms in his beach house. It's pictured in "Designers Here and There" available now on amazon.com. Stephen Shubel, also in my book, opines on blue in "The Last Words" column. His pithy comment is to be careful because in general blues are "not so great for most skin tones." Better choices are yellows, peaches and pinks. The above picture is a piece by Dale Chihuly, a favorite artist of Sana Fe designer Pam Duncan, who has several such pieces in her home profiled in the book.