I swear it is not a requirement for working at our store that you have to love the color blue. But we all seem to share an all-consuming love for this hue. Our buying team gravitated to the wonderful ways this ever-popular color was being shown, through upholstered furniture, bedding, accents and more. The designers were pairing blue with lots of green this year, a look we adored. One vendor allowed us to design our own ready-made pillows, so we went to town!
The array of artwork was also staggering and fabulous. We snatched up Audubon prints, graphic photos, florals and abstracts. It’s all fresh, exciting stuff.
We discovered gorgeous wood pieces that will harmonize perfectly with the eclectic blend of furnishings, accents and artwork we discovered. Our shopping list included everything from the Sudden chair (featured in House Beautiful) from Althorp Estate in England, ancestral home of Princess Di, to more rustic rattan pieces.
We prefer evolved looks at Nell Hill’s, so we don’t just order a showroom full of furniture as displayed. Instead, we pull the best from myriad companies to build our own to-die-for rooms. We found some deals this year, and purchased pieces that span the spectrum from high end to high value, so there will be something for everyone.
Now, the hardest part is waiting for the trucks to roll in loaded with all these fabulous finds.
This column was adapted from Mary Carol Garrity's blog at www.nellhills.com