Blue and white. A color combination loved by Estee Lauder and her granddaughter Aerin. A favorite of Florida designer Jack Fhillips, who calls it an "American classic." Blue and white is perfect in any home - in the form of Chinese porcelain, ikat wallpaper, or an LL Bean canvas tote bag . . . 

"London-based firm Drummonds puts a contemporary spin on classic freestanding bathtubs by coating them in a range of glossy hues. A new line of colors created by designer Sophie Conran offers bold choices like Lipstick Red and Mrs. Peacock (shown). Clyde freestanding bath with a painted exterior."
Photo: Drummonds via Elle Decor.
"Renovating With Color" by Elizabeth Stamp.

"When light reflects off the walls at night, a waxy shine from the Venetian plaster creates a sense of motion. Porcelain ginger jars from John Rosselli."
Interior design by Allison Caccoma.
Photography by Jonny Valiant.

"To give the guest bedroom a cocoon effect, the same fabric was used for the walls and Roman shade, 'so you can close the door, lower the shades, and be enveloped,' says [designer Allison] Caccoma."
Interior design by Allison Caccoma.
Photography by Jonny Valiant.

"In Estée Lauder’s former East Hampton bedroom, the walls, curtains, and upholstery feature a Pierre Frey fabric [Toile de Nantes]; the dressing table is Louis XVI style."
Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer's Greek Revival home in East Hampton, New York.
Photography by Simon Upton.
"At Home with Stylesetter Aerin Lauder" by Kristina Stewart Ward.
Elle Decor (July/August 2009).

"Aerin's Southampton bedroom that is still decorated as Estée had it with walls upholstered in Pierre Frey's Toile de Nantes print."
Photography by Simon Upton - from Aerin Lauder's book, Beauty at Home.

“Patterned wallpaper creates the backdrop for a traditional vignette. A blue-and-white Chinoiserie print sets the tone for this dining room's eclectic design. An antique sideboard anchors the grouping while a Chippendale mirror adds glamour. Two Chinese crackle lamps create symmetry and offer a cozier alternate source of lighting.
Interior design by Michael Angus.
Photography by Michael Graydon.
Canadian House and Home (December 2008).

"Giving a nod to the art of English dressage, our leather tassel napkin ring in deep delft blue imbues the charm of English riding tack. Pair with our Josephine napkin and layer with our saddle blanket placemat to create an easy, pastoral setting."
Photo via Juliska website.

"From our Country Estate Collection, this stunning tiered tower of three vases was inspired by the tulipieres of the 17th century, when exotic imported flowers were status-symbols of elite households and given their own individual places in the spotlight. Display your our own beloved stems from the garden in this blossoming sculpture for a fresh dose of natural beauty."
Photo via Juliska website.

"Natural light softens dark colors, like the indigo matelassé on the guest room bench and armchair."
Sheldon Ecklund's home on Hypoluxo Island near Palm Beach, Florida.
Interior design by Jack Fhillips.
Photography by Robert Brantley.
"Beautiful House Makeover" written by Krissa Rossbund.

"The narrow two-level addition that allowed for a bigger kitchen also provided space for a sleeping niche in the lower-level bedroom, made cozy with matching blue toile bed cover and bed curtains, and a fabric wall covering."
1890s Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.) row house of Karen and Winfield Sealander.
Architectural and interior design by Mary Douglas Drysdale.
Photography by Ron Blunt.
"Before and After: Capitol Hill Renovation" written and produced by Amy Elbert.
Traditional Home (March 2012). 

" 'The floor in this entrance hall was black and lifeless. It needed a shot in the arm. I had it painted to look like marquetry, which is elegant without being too fancy,' says designer Ashley Whittaker."
Photography by Eric Piasecki.

 "A bath in Shelter Island, New York, sports a mural by Chelsea Arts Tile + Stone; the tub is by Waterworks, with fittings by Lefroy Brooks."
Renovation and decoration by Russell Piccione, Piccione Architecture and Design.
Photography by Roger Davies.
Text by Gerald Clarke.
"A New Wave" produced by Carlos Mota.

Photography by Simon Upton - from Aerin Lauder's book, Beauty at Home.

 Porcelain ginger jars line Aerin Lauder's mantel.
Photography by Simon Upton - from Aerin Lauder's book, Beauty at Home.

"Pierre Frey's Toiles de Nantes gives the powder room an ikat edge."
Photography by Lisa Romerein.
House Beautiful (November 2012).

"Vibrant blue paint saturates the vertical tongue-and-groove cedar siding, in sharp contrast with the metal roof, on a residence designed by Margaret McCurry, of the Chicago-based firm Tigerman McCurry Architects. The street façade is set into a hillside above Lake Michigan’s eastern shore."
Design by Margaret McCurry.
Photo: Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing.
Photo originally appeared in Architectural Digest in June 2007.

"Juan Pablo Molyneux surprised his wife, Pilar, by renovating the garret of their 17th-century Parisian mansion in the Marais. Molyneux covered the walls with the quintessentially French fleur-de-lis motif in keeping with the blue-and-white palette. A series of 18th-century engravings of St. Petersburg reference the room’s inspiration. The hollowed pedestals, which open by a hidden mechanism, are revolutionary era." 
Photography by Marina Faust.

Photo originally appeared in Architectural Digest in February 2007.

 "The pair created the room’s tiered copper light fixture, which also serves as a tub filler for the copper bath, crafted by a Mexican artisan."
Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman's San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, home - Casa Acanto - a former tannery built in the 18th century.
Interior design by Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman of Fisher Weisman. 
Photo by Simon Watson.
Text by Peter Haldeman.
"Colonial Revival" produced by Howard Christian.
Architectural Digest (April 2013).

 "Lively patterns on wallpaper, banquette, and pillows in a cocktail lounge in India."
Bar Palladio in the Hotel Narain Niwas Palace in Jaipur, India.
Design by Anne Oudejans, founder of fashion and beauty brand Tocca, in collaboration with owner Barbara Miolini.
Photography by Neil Davenport courtesy of Bar Palladio via Lonny.
"Blue Crush" by Mackenzie Schmidt.
Lonny (May 2014).

Interior design by Carolyne Roehm.
Photography by Sylvie Becquet.

"There's something incredibly evocative about mosaic tiles. Dating to the earliest periods of recorded history, they conjure the classical—think elegant Greek temples and graceful Pompeian villas—which is not to say they're old-fashioned. Phoebe Howard balances a feminine setting with geometric New Ravenna Mosaics floors."
Interior design by Phoebe Howard.

 "Designer Carolyne Roehm uses a blue and white tabletop to add isolated color to this entryway."
 Photography by Sylvie Becquet.

"A seating area in a gray-walled master bedroom with periwinkle-blue-and-white upholstery fabric on twin armchairs."
Susan Greenleaf and Jeff Whipps's 1867 Georgian-style home in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.
Interior design by Susan Greenleaf.
Photography by Bess Friday.
Written by Ondine Cohane.
"Young at Heart" produced by Wendy Scofield.
Lonny (May 2014). 

"A dining room with a round table, a collection of chinoiserie vases, and six Donald Judd prints."
Susan Greenleaf and Jeff Whipps's 1867 Georgian-style home in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.
Interior design by Susan Greenleaf.
Photography by Bess Friday.
Written by Ondine Cohane.
"Young at Heart" produced by Wendy Scofield.
Lonny (May 2014). 

 Floral design by Jaime Huizenga.
Photography by Peter Vitale.

Interior design by John Nicholas Morrison. 
Photography by Peter Vitale.

Photography and interior design by Carolyne Roehm.

"Antique Italian chandelier and Swedish table, both Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan. Delft and Chinese export vessels. Goblets, Waterford. Flatware, Reed and Barton. China, Hutschenreuther. Napkin, Anichini. Flowers, Randy Wenz of Avant Garden."
 Interior design by Lisa Luby Ryan, Vintage Living.
Renovation architecture by Frank S. Ryburn.
Text by Linda E. Clopton.
"Season's Greenery"
Veranda (November - December 2010).


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