I Heart Blue and White: Guest Post by Michelle Nussbaumer

“Nothing simultaneously calms and excites the eye as much as
blue and white. 
My entire bedroom is blue and white striped with
chinoiserie and my own Ikat fabric. I love coming home after a long day and
lying in my bed feeling happy and soothed by the sea of blue around me. 
in nature or painted on antique porcelain, I am always drawn to patterns in
these hues. While growing up in Texas, I eagerly anticipated each springtime
when my grandaddy would drive us out to see the bluebonnets. We would lay on the
ground and look up at the sky and just feel at peace. 
I am equally drawn to
water and it seems natural that, as it is the color of life, so many of us feel
an affinity to blue. 
Whenever I am traveling, whether it’s in Mexico, Holland,
France or Asia, I always try to pick up a few blue and white pieces. I like to
have a well-rounded collection handy at the shop as they work for so many
clients. When budget is an issue, the first thing I recommend is something
classic chinoiserie to create a look of polish and sophistication. Porcelain is
always a great investment and fabulous collections can be built upon a few
starter pieces. Here area few of the rooms I have done that have been inspired
by blue and white. I have also included a great graphic and geometric room by
my best friend and soul sister, Mary McDonald as well as some great dresses
inspired by chinoiserie and some other blue images that inspire me from nature.”
Photo courtesy of Michelle Nussbaumer
Photos courtesy of Michelle Nussbaumer
Mary McDonald Design – Photo courtesy of Michelle Nussbaumer
Photos courtesy of Michelle Nussbaumer
Photos courtesy of Michelle Nussbaumer


  1. The Pink Pagoda on September 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Oh my goodness. Absolutely breathtaking!

  2. Katarzyna on September 17, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I love it!

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