Blue and white is one of the most soothing and adaptable colour schemes, and with so many variations you can use it to transform your home.
Blue & White At Home presents 15 unique homes that illustrate the endless possibilities of this timeless palette, which can be fresh and crisp, bold and saturated, dark and moody or timeworn and faded. In the first section, Vintage, author Henrietta Heald explores a Victorian house furnished with antique textiles, a prairie-style ranch in California and a light-filled cottage on Long Island. She then considers Coastal style, drawing inspiration from a whitewashed cabin in Spain and a spectacular modern beach house in South Africa. The third part of the book, Rustic, features an 18th-century English farmhouse, a Scandinavian summer retreat and a country house with over 400 years of history.
Throughout the book, Henrietta also highlights particular themes, from walls and floors to fabrics and furniture, and explores ways to bring personality into your living space using collected ceramics, vintage pieces and foraged finds in every shade of blue and white.
About the Author
Henrietta Heald is a writer and editor with a particular interest in history, architecture, travel and interiors. She is the author of William Armstrong: Magician of the North , a biography that was shortlisted for two literary prizes. Her other books include Coastal Living, La Vie est Belle , a National Trust guide to Cragside in Northumberland and, most recently, Magnificent Women and Their Revolutionary Machines , a centenary history of the Women's Engineering Society. Henrietta is also a self-confessed 'blue-and-white addict'.
The hallway of her London home is painted bright aquamarine; the dining room is dominated by areas of intense Matisse blue; and everywhere there are blue-and-white ceramics collected on her European travels.
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