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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

LIVING BY DESIGN: Make the best of a view

SILK TAFFETA CURTAINS EMBROIDERED IN BLUE, with an unstructured blind behind to guard against glaring light or sunlight.  In the foreground, crushed velvet and blue check--also velvet--cover the chairs, the blue relieved by pistachio green, silk cushions.  The walls in this New York apartment are stencilled blue on blue.  The colour scheme harmonises, or contrasts with, the green trees of Central Park beyond and the grey, staggered skyscrapers .  


  1. The pistachio green cushions are a masterstroke John, but I can't help but be drawn to that wonderful oriental lamp in the corner - it's so beautiful!

    I love the hydrangeas in the vase too - their shades of blue/violet and creamy lemon are just perfect.

    Everyone reading this, be sure to click on the image above to get an even bigger version - it's gorgeous.

  2. Dear John,
    As the reader here above recommended, I clicked on the image and I really felt as I was standing in this room myself!
    You have done a wonderful job! Everything is perfection!
    You are such a talented designer and your work is an inspiration for my daily job!
    Thank you again John for sharing this with all of us!
    I wish you a wonderful evening!

  3. i was wondering what was on the walls.

    i am not a big blue person-
    but the hues you worked with in this space are truly divine.

    happy holidays

    1. The walls were specialist painted - I use the same team of painters all over the world


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