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Once in a Blue Room

by habituallychic

02 . 09 . 10

I’ve been busy working on a new project and I thought you might enjoy taking a look at the inspiration images for the blue media room. I don’t think it’s any surprise that most of them are from the master of lacquer, Miles Redd. Enjoy!

Ashley Whittaker

Amanda Nisbet

Todd Romano

Nate Berkus and Anne Coyle in Elle Decor, Off Black by Farrow & Ball

Miles Redd in House Beautiful, Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball

Miles Redd in Elle Decor

Miles Redd, Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball

Blue Upholstery in Canadian House & Home

Miles Redd in Elle Decor, Wallpaper by Farrow & Ball

Antony Todd

Steven Gambrel

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  1. Marija February 9, 2010 | 4:14 am

    The last Steven Gambrel image is really striking – the refelctive quality of the walls, the chair, the accessories. I can see how all of these would be so inspiring. Can’t wait to see what you do! Marija

  2. stacystyle February 9, 2010 | 4:26 am

    I love the depth of color in these rooms. They create such drama and have such poise!

  3. sketch42 February 9, 2010 | 4:27 am

    I LOVE all these. My media room is navy blue too… Not lacquered but pretty anyway!

  4. KSK February 9, 2010 | 4:40 am

    Hague Blue walls with an orange tufted banquette…LOVE that. Good luck with the project, with these inspiration photos, you’re obviously heading in a great direction!

  5. Mrs. Blandings February 9, 2010 | 4:42 am

    Master of Lacquer should totally stick. That was inspired.

  6. Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design February 9, 2010 | 5:44 am

    That deep blue nearly feels like a neutral. Love it.


  7. Yolanda February 9, 2010 | 5:55 am

    Very beautiful.

  8. Summer February 9, 2010 | 6:46 am

    A perfect collection of photos, as usual! Lots of red (or red family) accents throughout, which pop like no one’s business against that moody blue. Love! Any idea where the chandelier is from in the Amanda Nisbet photo?
    Thanks for the eye candy…you’re always a pleasure. Can’t wait to see how you’ve been inspired…

  9. Luxe-M February 9, 2010 | 7:25 am

    Great inspirational pictures! Love Miles Redd!

  10. jones February 9, 2010 | 10:20 am

    There is something about Miles Redd rooms–really detailed, dressy, gorgeous colors but he manages to make them “not not too formal.” Love these images.

  11. Francine Gardner February 9, 2010 | 11:10 am

    There is a wonderful warmth and elegance to these deep blue lacquer rooms, especially the library. When my son was a teenager, I painted his bedroom in a very dark deep blue and brought in an antique bed and desk. He loved it and to the dismay of other parents , so did his friends….just to show….the beautiful blue rooms have a large audience.

  12. Laura Trevey February 9, 2010 | 11:32 am

    I love all the built in bookshelves and wonderful art displays!!

  13. Cleopatra February 9, 2010 | 11:34 am

    how does that hague blue look shiny? do they ask for a ‘high gloss’ finish?

  14. style chronicle February 9, 2010 | 1:28 pm

    If a room is too be blue, it is best in a deep saturated hue. Love the images!

  15. Teresa Hatfield February 9, 2010 | 2:18 pm

    Why is it that everyone loves blue, but seldom design a room around it?
    Miles Redd could paint a room lime green and turn it into a masterpiece. I WANT A BOOK by Miles Redd! Surprise.
    Great post and good luck on your project!

  16. Dweller-Carly February 9, 2010 | 2:48 pm

    Wow, I love these blues! They bring such a rich feeling to the all the rooms. It doesn’t ever feel like it goes over the top either.

  17. ebsqart February 9, 2010 | 4:13 pm

    Nice inspiration! We’ve been toying with the idea of painting our dining room a deeper blue. It’s just a matter of finding the right shade since we have darker wood floors and the original dark wood trim around the windows. I suepect the area rug and draperies will be working hard to balance all of the richer colours so the room doesn’t turn into a black hole.


  18. honey living February 9, 2010 | 4:37 pm

    beautiful! love the post title too 🙂

  19. Katie February 9, 2010 | 4:41 pm

    LOVE all of these! Especially the first one!

  20. Alice Olive February 9, 2010 | 6:14 pm

    The image from Elle Decor (Nate Berkus and Anne Coyle) is simply stunning. When you posted about latest issue of Elle Decor recently, that image was the impetus for me becoming a subscriber instead of a casual reader!!

  21. Huff Harrington Fine Art February 9, 2010 | 8:12 pm

    Gorgeous images! I’d be more than happy to have any one of those rooms in my house. It seems lately that decorating trends are polarizing towards either stark neutral or rich jewel tones. I personally prefer all the rich, yummy color! It gives a room its “soul” and energy. So much can be done with fabric, art, pillows, etc..love the endless possibilities!

  22. Ivy Lane February 9, 2010 | 10:58 pm

    They are all so BLUEtiful!!!

  23. Amanda February 10, 2010 | 12:07 am

    Gorgeous! Love it. And I love your adorable post title! Great post.

  24. Caroline February 10, 2010 | 1:21 am

    As someone else said, “These are BLUEtiful”.. I totally agree. That shade of blue is divine!

  25. Lacquered Life February 10, 2010 | 4:17 am

    I tell people that I’m in my “blue period” because my kitchen, bathroom, and main space in my studio apartment are all different shades of blue. And all colors used by or suggested by Miles Redd!

  26. styleodyssey February 10, 2010 | 5:42 am

    normally i like blue only as an accent (particularly fond of turquoise, teal, aqua…) but i’m totally sold on several of these…the way orangey red is cleverly used as an accent, and the gloss paint in a few of the rooms is quite eye-catching.

  27. lulu February 10, 2010 | 6:20 am

    love this post. i have always dreamed of a dark blue living room- in lacquer paint. love the todd romano room- i always love a zebra rug! i think most people are afraid of a dark colored room. dark color pain on the walls intimidates them. it is a very bold statement, not everyone’s cup of tea. but i think their fear and assumption is that the outcome will look depressing and drab, but it is not the case- it is stylish and bold. the miles redd black kitchen is a perfect example of that. there was also a man profiled in new york social diary who had a black apartment that was spectacular. he was the creative director for tiffany and then worked at a magazine. can’t remember his name.

  28. Deb Di Maggio February 10, 2010 | 10:10 am

    Hi, I left an award for you on my blog.