I’ve been trying to freshen up our living room and I cannot for the life of me decide whether to keep things neutral or go blue. I have been pondering this for a YEAR! I can make decisions for everyone else, but for myself…. I’m paralyzed. And so I’ve been circling the internet looking at inspirational photos, which has only deepened my quandary! Especially when I can across the portfolio of John De Bastiani-– he has SUCH good examples of both totally neutral and blue based spaces!
Like this Beverly Hills pied-a-terre done in all white, beige and black. Stunning!
But then there’s this house with the prettiest blue shades….
And even a pop of red with the blue (that sink though…wow).
Back to this little gem- a tiny one room studio here in Boston.
Or this coastal home bathed in blue?
The good news- you can accomplish either look with a good base of neutral pieces and suing accents to either pump up the color or just the texture. You can see here that the middle column (8,9, 10, 11) are good basic items and working right you add more blue and working left keeping it crisp and pale. Which do you prefer?