Popham Design star tiles in a blue and white bathroom via @thouswellblog(via Where I’d Stay, tiles by Popham Design)

Although blue and white is a staple in coastal summer design, I find the same Nantucket stripes and ginger jars are over-used when it comes to this season. I like to think that I’m not a trend-follower, so while I love the blue and white palette, I sought out some unique examples and interesting twists on the classic color duo. From powder-blue hues to pops of teal and zesty patterns on tile and upholstery, these rooms take the combination to a new level, and might inspire a fresh perspective on this popular summer palette. I veer towards these cooler colors, so finding such unique examples of blue and white design definitely inspires me this summer – what about you?


A contemporary blue and white room design via @thouswellblog(via Vogue Turkey)

Blue and white bedroom with twin beds and upholstered headboard via @thouswellblog(via Tempo da Delicadeza)

Blue and white kitchen with wall tiles via @thouswellblog(via Thou Swell: Color & Pattern at Play in Marrakech)

A bold cobalt wall in a blue and white room via @thouswellblog(via Still Stars)

Navy walls in a moody study via @thouswellblog(via Wit & Delight)

Blue and white bohemian style bedroom via @thouswellblog(via Architectural Digest)

Powder blue sofa in a modern blue and white room design via @thouswellblog(via Yatzer)

Blue and white room with tile map via @thouswellblog(via Architectural Digest)

Blue and white room with mirrored trellis via @thouswellblog(via Veranda)

Blue and white striped chairs in a hotel in Jaipur via @thouswellblog(via Remodelista)

A blue velvet curved sofa in the living room via @thouswellblog(via Thou Swell: Collected Luxury in Notting Hill)

Blue and white floor tiles in a bold dining room via @thouswellblog(via Func Furniture)

Teal banquette with modern pedestal dining table via @thouswellblog(via One Kings Lane)

Powder blue armchairs in a luxury home office via @thouswellblog(via Est Living)

Teal sofa in a stylish modern living room via @thouswellblog(via Elle Denmark)

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  1. Insanely jealous of that kitchen space in the 4th photo. Picture perfect!

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  2. Those blue tables in the second photo are so interesting! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • They’re so great – very angular! I also love how a grouping of them are used in lieu of a coffee table!

      Posted 6.5.16 Reply

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