This season’s deep blue home decor soothe the spirit like a soft sea breeze
Whether at home or at the cottage, deep blue home decor will create more zen and soothe the spirit.
The ancient art of indigo dyeing inspires numerous contemporary textile treatments, like this patchwork Ibori Curtain in slub cotton, flax and cotton crepe from Anthropologie. Available in various standard sizes. $98 to $118, anthropologie.ca
Handmade and ethically purchased, this gorgeous Moroccan Ottoman pouf is crafted of fine goatskin, hand-dyed and intricately stitched in silk by Berber women. No two are exactly alike. The pouf is shipped empty; you stuff it with your choice of fillings—from newspaper to pillows or towels—then zip it closed. $200, rockribbonsecogifts.com
Display your saucepans (or fancy desserts) on this sturdy steel stand with cast-iron feet and pretty cutouts, made in the UK. Available in four or six tiers, and in a variety of colours. Ships disassembled. About $250, artisanti.com
Deep Blue Sea
New York-based designer Thomas Paul’s complete housewares collection includes lighting, dinnerware and unique melamine pieces. The 18th century sailors’ art of engraving into the tusks or bones of sea creatures inspire his “scrimshaw” series, like this eye-catching whale tray. It’s food-safe, but it could also be used as a decorative accent. US$32, thomaspaulmelamine.com
Ikea’s charming indoor-outdoor Solvinden pendant lights use energy-efficient LEDs and come with their own solar panel that recharges in 12 hours. The battery lasts for about two years; bulbs are rated for about 20,000 hours. They come in various sizes and patterns, including a chain of 12 mini-globes: $12.99 to $19.99, Ikea.ca
From Dutch Delft ware, to Japanese porcelain to Moroccan hand-painted Bleu de Fes, blue-and-white ceramics are always fresh and captivating—and trending hard right now. Consider these fetching Blue Dutch Plant Pots (set of three about $68.50, miafleur.com) and these magnificent Moroccan cups and bowl (bowl: about $490. cups: about $49 each, st-barts.com.au).
If your style is more contemporary than traditional, you can still do blue with a striking piece like this New Zealand wool rug that offers a compelling take on natural tree bark. Available in numerous sizes, starting with 1.4 by 2 metres at US$2,310 plus flat-rate shipping. xavierandme.com
With its rhythmic pattern of waves and swimming fish, this glass plate and bowl are reminiscent of traditional Japanese textile patterns. These whimsical pieces come from The Contemporary Home, a homewares purveyor from Hayling Island, near Portsmouth, England. Bowl: about $22.50. Plate: about $43. tch.net
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