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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Thinking About Blue

I was thinking.....
I have a new job coming up and they want to use 'blues.'
I don't do much blue. this is me doing some research.

I have always enjoyed blue and green.
It is nature, and I like taking my cues from nature.

How can you go wrong?

Then there is blue & grey.
It is cool and sophisticated.

Is this not gorgeous?

Then there are multi-colored garden floral fabrics
 that I can find and be inspired by if need be.

Some do purple and blue.
How about you?

Cobalt Blue.

Soft blues, beiges and tans.

Blue and coral or orange.

The old stand by;
Blue & White.

I did a home in Nantucket that was blue, cream and red, 
with a teensy tiny bit of charcoal grey.
Strong blues coupled with strong reds.
It was fabulous.

The color combo was taken from a Jacobean fabric 
I found at F.S. Schumacher.
We can always do yellow and blue.
A classique!!!

Which BLUE is you?
I have made my mind up....
it's going to be the blues, and the red tomato bisque. 

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  1. I could wrap myself in any of those blues but quite fancy blues with gray in it. Moody like me! I have never done a lot with blue either but it's hard not to love it. Just a feel good color. I hope you have a day of rest tomorrow? Perhaps riding a lovely horse and forgetting about clients!

    Huge hug to you Renee xo xo

  2. Hey Renee
    I love blue and green.. they have always been my favourites... For some reason lately I have the pink bug [unusual for me]... but I think I'll always be a blue & green girl.. Colours of the sea.

    Love each and everyone one of these glorious photos... the blue & red is just delightful too.. See .. too much choice!!

    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.. Take care and rest up!! xxx Julie

  3. very inspiring images... hope you're having a lovely weekend!

  4. Absolutely love every one of those images, but the blue and floral just pulls my eye even though I am fairly sure I would not want it in my home!

    I think I am very boring and want the blue and white!!!!

  5. I'm not a huge fan of using blue, but pale, (almost pastel blue), with beige is delightful.

  6. I did the blue and white decor in a little cottage we owned, with a splash of yellow here and there.

    I also love navy and cream together.

  7. I don't do much blue either. So this is very inspirational.

  8. Dear Renee,
    I have never been a blue girl either but these images are enough to change my mind. I'm with Deb....a bit of blue and the right shade of grey could look stunning. Good luck with your 'blue assignment' and hope you are having a lovely holiday weekend. XXXX

  9. Julienne,
    you can do the multi colored garden floral any where.
    it does, it works.
    and it is so darn happy.

  10. Yeah, the grays/silvers with the blue makes me happy. I love this post with all the beautiful pics, Renee. A nice holiday Monday post.

  11. mmmmm.... I love the blue and gray...but think I am a blue and tomato bisque gal...with a splash of yellow... or is is gold...or...

  12. Renee,

    I have done a lot of blue mostly faded denim blue with pale creamy yellows. It's relaxing and comforting for most. Great snaps and as a designer become one with the color and feel it change you for the duration of the project consult your inner artist.


  13. Ideezine

    i love your comments.
    that is exactly what i am doing.

  14. I am sure it will be stunning, Renee! Happy Labor Day! xo

  15. I have this very nice client I'm working with from CT. They're blue. (It just took us a while to figure it out) And yellow which we are calling buttercream. Has a nice ring to it I think. And we've mixed it with the whole melange of greens from the vines of nature and soft roses of the gardens and ivory.
    What am I trying to say? Kravet Galerius 1615 - take a look. We didnt use it but its a stepping stone towards success. each little baby step forward. One day at a time.

    Happy Labor day bud.

  16. I love the blue and green in the 5th picture! Blue is not my 'go to' color, you have done some great research girl! Beautiful!
    I hope you have had a little 'me' time.

  17. roslyn
    thanks for the comment.
    i have been nutty at work.
    you know....
    the labor day sale, blah blah blah

    i will call tomorrow
    love ya'

  18. Hi Renee,
    I came over via your lovely comment and so glad I did.
    I don't know how I've missed your lovely blog and am looking forward to more of it!!
    I'll be back often!!

  19. I love the greyish blues, light and dark. Reminds me of the sky and the sea after a storm (for some reason).

  20. Just discovered your blog. Love it! I don't use much blue either, but your images are inspiring. Which blue would I use? Probably the classic blue and white.

  21. I love a light blue with some depth {perwinkle-ish} with a deep camel color. I agree with strong blue and strong reds - I love turquoise + red!



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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