My living room is at the top and here is my sun room. The steel blue is paired with neutrals. I have always loved blue so when I finally got around to perusing House Beautiful's story of blue since the 1930s, I found myself smiling a lot and enjoying almost every picture. Let me show you a few of my favorites...
February 1938; April 1940
Amazing ~ the 1938 design could be done today and still considered fresh. The blue with the chocolate brown ~ love it.
February 1950; June 1953
Isn't that the color in 1950 that is En Vogue this year? The 1953 design is priceless and if implemented today, I would still be drawn to it. I love the touch of red. Remember that touch.
January 1959; November 1965
The palette in 1959 is similar to my home now. There's that color again in 1965 ~ similar to 1953. I love those chairs. There is that touch of red again.
January 1969; September 1982
That is one lovely outdoor space. There it is again in 1982 - shades of turquoise.
December 1984; November 1993
The 1984 one is my favorite. That is a timeless room. In the 1993 room, the wood tones with the blue is striking.
Now we have more than a touch of red with the blue. We have a pairing. Note the back of the chairs. I love this color combination and apparently others have too over the decades.
It is interesting to me how colors, blue in this case, and color pairings come back. I think if a room is done well, it can be down right timeless and always seem 'just completed.' That means it didn't come back ~ it never went away. And that, my friends, is design done well.
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I'll see you tomorrow for Timeless Tuesday. I have a bit of a twist for tomorow's timeless classic.