Red Hot and Blue? Yes, please … and I don’t mean barbecue. (For the record, I prefer Eastern North Carolina style.) Instead, the red and blue color combination was all over High Point Market … and I loved it! In fairness, that has been my personal favorite color combination for several years now. I adore all shades of blue – aqua, bird’s egg, pale, cobalt – and nothing complements blue quite like red. In recent years, however, red took the back seat … as everyone was obsessed with blue and brown. Of course, red was never “out” – how could it be? – but I was pleasantly surprised by the dynamite new introductions shown in red … which beautifully complemented all of the blue (which Camila showed so well in her post). Take a peek …
Paired with black and white fabrics and sculpture, Arteriors used red lamps and a red bookcase to create a dynamic vignette … but see how the blue lamp in the corner that makes the entire thing pop?
I’m calling this fabric – seen here on a Best Slipcover Company chair – an updated paisley … but you could just call it popular! It made several appearances in showrooms around market, and I see why. The pale blue paired with the muted red is so attractive, but the other colors used in the pattern also make the fabric extremely versatile. I don’t know the name of the fabric, but I’m also guessing it is available at a good price point.
Isn’t the updated suzani just beyond? In. Love. This is going to sound so very “un-me” (or at least, “un-my house”), but I’ve been fantasizing about using this fabric for drapery panels in my breakfast room. That might even be more delicious than Ben & Jerry’s Late Night Snack (and that, my friends, is serious business in my book). Oh, and Hickory Chair scored an exclusive on the fabric … so it’s not even available through Lee Jofa yet … although it will be at some point. Yep. I’m dying (in a good way).
How do you feel about the red and blue combination?