Blue and White Part 3


My design work has long been inspired by the combination of  Blue and White. Perhaps this classic color combination fueled my passion for collecting Blue and White tabletop antiques. Blue and White collections live comfortably in every room of Chestnut Cottage and look splendid on walls, on tables, in furniture, as accessories, and for casual meals or for formal elegant entertaining.

Many fabric designs, wallpaper designs, and paint colors begin with luscious colors of indigo, cobalt, and white. Blue and White inspires many room designs at Noland Interiors.

Blue and White color schemes work great in traditional, transitional, cottage, rustic and even contemporary styles.

So follow me through a lovely variety of Blue and White inspired rooms.

One might enjoy their collection of Blue and White of different styles in a large grouping  as designer Michael Smith did on a console in an entry or foyer.

Most entertaining efforts begin in the kitchen and a Blue & White kitchen is so timeless and classic. Like this quintessential English Smallbone Blue and White kitchen.

Or my own kitchen at Chestnut Cottage filled with Blue and White…..

And this wonderful Country Floors tile behind my own Wolf range that depicts in Blue and White  the bread maker, the wine maker, and the cheese maker. What better combination for entertaining than bread, wine and cheese?

This cozy English breakfast room is a delight for the Blue and White eye…..

In a keeping room I designed for my Raleigh, NC clients, Annette and Fred Anderson, part of a Blue and White collection fills a lovely cabinet in the dining area of the room.

In the dining area of their Figure Eight Island home a collection of antique Flow Blue hung over an antique sideboard inspired me to commission glass artist David Goldhagan to make this group of art glass bowls which are used as art, for flower arrangements, and for food serving.

An antique Flow Blue tea set and my prize Flow Blue toast rack serve up a leisurely breakfast in bed in a blue, white and yellow English style bedroom at Chestnut Cottage, full Colefax and Fowler “Hydrangea” in blue and yellow.

And never underestimate the power of Blue and White in  bathrooms or in a powder room. When I found this antique Blue and White sink, I immediately knew it had to be in the powder room at Chestnut Cottage. So lovingly and carefully, I gave it a home in a Jacobean style small console. And now truly every room at Chestnut Cottage includes Blue and White.

So be inspired in your design schemes by the endearing and classic combination of Blue and White!

Stay tuned and get registered for our book giveaway for Carloyne Roehm’s A Passion for Blue and White, coming after my two last posts on Blue and White…. Collecting antique Flow Blue and Taking Tea with Blue and White.

Stay Tuned!!!



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One Response to Blue and White Part 3

  1. Ruthie Grantham says:

    Lovely photos
    Thank you for printing the poem about legend of blue willow
    Enjoy your blog

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