You Can Hear The Ocean Calling


House Beautiful June 2009
It is especially gratifying when the predictable presents the unexpected. This Hampton vacation home, tastefully decorated in the traditional blue and white palette with a hint of lemon yellow, looks nothing like you would expect. It is refreshing and revived, thanks to the incredible choices made by Interior Designer David Lawrence. Most surprising, bold prints on the floor, deep sea blue on the sofa, and the soft linen textiles that tie it all together. A milky white tone is the backdrop to contrast all the bold features. Of course, pulling back the curtains to reveal a great bush of flowering hydrangeas also adds great character. In the dining room, yellow makes a subtle appearance in a traditional rug, murano glass chandelier, and brilliantly trimming the curtains. This home is an attraction for the senses. You can smell the crisp air, hear the ocean calling at a distance and feel the warm sunshine coming in through the windows.

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  1. I am not usually a blue person but I do love the images in the first pictures. Love those hydrangeas! Great post....never been to the Hamptons, maybe one day!

  2. Yesterday I just purchased House Beautiful - What a coincidence. Love the article as well.

  3. Great post! Love the 6th photo the best - with the graphic carpet.
    I like blue and white when there's grey or another neutral to soften it.

  4. I love blue, white & yellow! and am in the midst of implementing this exact colour scheme in my LR/DR right now. I've been looking for subtle ways to incorporate yellow, and am thrilled to see how they've edged their curtains - definitely stealing that idea - thanks for sharing!

  5. My favourite toss cushion these days is one with a flange like the first white one with blue! Love it! And this house is wonderful too!

  6. Thank you for stopping by! What a sweet comment! Thanks! Blessings, Vanessa

  7. Blue & white is such a crisp & classic colour combo.

    Love all the pictures you posted, especially the ones with my favourite flower, blue hydrangeas :-) Thanks for pointing out the hydrangea bush through the window -- I hadn't even noticed it!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies


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