Becoming a “Blaygreen” Believer!!

As interior bloggers, you know we love finding favorite, amazing, totally talented interior designers. When those interior designers also happen to be great bloggers and pretty much the sweetest, nicest, most supportive friends you’ll ever meet, well, there aren’t really even any words for that. Leslie Sinclair of Segreto Secrets (we know you love her as much as we do!) is so talented, making her work so get-on-the-waiting-list-years-early-if-you-want-her popular, that we don’t know how she even has time to be so fabulous. But, she certainly is. No doubt about that. And, today she’s being fabulous over here at Design Chic, making “Blaygreen believers” out of us. She’ll make one out of you too! (For more on Leslie, make sure to check out Segreto, Segreto Style and the forthcoming Segreto Vignettes… Oh, yeah: she’s an author in her free time. We’re pretty sure she hides her cape somewhere!)

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Discovering that perfect shade of neutral “blue” can be rather difficult. My clients are often looking for the ideal blue, gray or green. Not too blue, but a little muddy, sophisticated, but not depressing. I take a deep breath listening to their descriptions, and then I recommend what I’ve come to call “blaygeen.”

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Whether on walls, cabinets, trim or accessories like pillows, tableware and art, every design magazine, book and blog seems to be incorporating this elusive, but much sought-after shade. It may appear as your favorite French blue on an accent island in the kitchen. It could adorn the family room walls as a beautiful “greige” with a hint of blue – or that “just right” tone that complements Calacatta and Carrara marbles.

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A Great Day for Gray

 

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The rain falling on the tin roof right now can only be a reminder of one thing: gray — even when it comes to skies — can be very, very good. From our friend Leslie Sinclair’s gorgeous books

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To a fabric so luscious you want to sink in and stay all day…

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Closet Organization Challenge!

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Happy March, everyone! We are so hoping that March is going to bring us a little sunshine and warm weather! We hope you had a fabulous weekend and are staying warm. We’re excited because our fabulous friend Leslie from Segreto Secrets invited us to take part in a fun closet makeover challenge! Needless to say, this one in the corner is a doozy of a “before.” It came complete with a charming accordion door and quite a bit of water damage!

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Making a little progress… 

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Artist Bloggers We Love!

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Kendall Boggs Artist

Today is a day we’ve been excited about for a long time! Because we’ve been so excited to showcase a few of our very favorite artists!

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Kendall Boggs 

You all know that we think art is one of the most important — if not the most important — elements in a room. The sweet and lovely Kendall Boggs was one of our very first, nearest and dearest blog friends. We swoon over her precious dresses (and give them as gifts all the time!) and have her fabulous abstracts all over our houses.

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