June 4, 2011

A terrifically pretty turquoise living room that will leave you feeling anything but blue!

Day 155 of Vintage 365


Whereas earlier this spring I was heavily feeling purple (particularly when it came to my wardrobe choices), as spring marches ever closer to summer, I find that recently  my mind has been drawn heavily to crisp, confident shades of feel-good blues and turquoise.

Perhaps it's daydreams about Caribbean beaches, where dusty white sands march in perfect harmony with the nearly surreal aquamarine seas, or maybe it stems from the fact that cheerful blues tend to feature heavily in summertime decor (think melamine dishware and punchy hued throw pillows, for example).

Whatever sparked my current colour fixation, I'm pleased that it did, because there are few more soothing - yet equally lively - shades out there than a zesty turquoise blue, precisely like the one in the captivating living room below.

Hailing from the UK website House to Home, this photo gorgeously showcases the allure and charm of a living room done up in sparklingly pretty hues of perfectly summertime worthy blue, snowman white, and fresh-from-the-garden pink.

Weaving old school elegance (such as the ornate mirror atop the fireplace mantle and the curvaceously legged furniture) with a whimsical touch of modernity (e.g., the intentionally unfinished paint job at the top of the walls), this spacious living room is the sort of chic, fresh, very appealing space that captures the same sense of turquoise's unfailing beauty as the tropical waters mentioned above.

Whether you're drawn to the colours, the design, or the timelessly lovely pieces at work in this marvelous vintage inspired living room, it spills forth with an abundance of blissful bright blue to inspire your home decor and summertime wardrobe pieces alike all through the season and well beyond.


  1. Love the color but not a fan of the unfinished paint job. It looks like someone said "I don't like edging so I'll tell people it's a design element." LOL

  2. This is lovely! Although I think the carpet takes away from the whole effect - reminds me of something you'd have in a school room... I think the parquet-style in the fireplace should be on the floor and then something with the blue/green/pink colour scheme in the fireplace instead. But I shouldn't quibble - it's more airy and colourful than my living room!

    I've always thought, in my ideal house, no matter if it only had a couple of rooms, I would love to have a "summer room" and a "winter room". I know I'd never be able to have wings like a palace, but I'd be content with a scaled down version!