Blue & White, Done Totally Right

Blue & White, Done Totally Right

Certain things, they just don’t go out of style. Classic blue and white décor has stood the test of time, since Chinese porcelain used for decoration made its debut in the 14th century. (That’s 700 years, y’all). We’re giving tips on blue and white décor and how to add them into your home.

 

  1. Wallpaper

In the bedroom, powder room, living area—we’ve been spending lots of time swooning over blue and white wallpaper samples lately. Wallpaper makes such a statement and is a classy and elegant way to add color to your space. Sidenote: Our founder, Heloise, recently wallpapered her bathroom in classic blue and white, and we are low-key obsessed. Check out our Instagram for recent photos.

 
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Shop wallpaper here.

  1. Ginger Jars

If you’ve spent any time on our site, you may have noticed our love for ginger jars. On bookshelves, on the floor—can’t stop, won’t stop. Group these eye-catching beauties on the floor or table or use them to as accent pieces. I think our favorite way is as a floral vase. Try some blue or white hydrangeas. *Swoon*.


(Image: Tobi Fairley)

 

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PS – We love this fun blue and white and animal print combo. Check out our favorite animal print pillow here.


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Shop Ginger Jars here, here & here!

  1. Rugs

There’s nothing quite like a great blue and white rug. Find the perfect one, then keep the rest of the décor simple and classy. We love a blue and white rug paired with a gold coffee table. Can it get much more gorgeous?

 
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PS – Looking for a gorgeous coffee table to complement that new rug? We can help. This one is a favorite.

 Shop our blue and white rugs here!

  1. Lamps

We love the way a lamp can add a bold pop of color. Try bold blues, classy whites, or blue and white patterns to bring style to your bedside or side table.


(Image: Tobi Fairley)

Shop our fun blue and white lamps here.

  1. Bedding

Looking for simple and easy ways to refresh your bedroom? New bedding, please. This blue and white cool color combination will transform your bedroom into the sanctuary you’ve always dreamed of.


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 Shop bedding here!

  1. Pillows

Pillows—they’re kind of (totally) our thing. Add them to the couch, chairs, your bed. And, you’re in luck—we make them completely custom, utterly fit for your space. Design your own, here.

 


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Can't get enough of them? Shop pillows here.

Flower Arranging With Sweet Root Village

 Last week we teamed up with the lovely and ever so talented ladies of Sweet Root Village for a mini flower arranging workshop. We are constantly in awe of Lauren and Rachel and everything they do and have accomplished. Excuse us while we gush a little, but every time we have the chance to work or meet with these two, we leave feeling inspired, more knowledgeable and more confident than we were before. Who wouldn't want to hang out with two people who make you feel like that?!

 

Getting to spend an entire morning learning tips from these pros on how to design the perfect flower arrangement in our fave ginger jars and chit-chatting about life, work and everything in between was pretty great, not going to lie. We're so excited to be able to give you a little peek into the workshop and share a few things we learned along the way. And of course, we owe a big thank you to Lauren and Rachel for having us! XO

TIP ONE:

Once the stem of a flower has been cut, it should go directly into the water. If a stem is out of water for too long, the end will "scab" making it nearly impossible to absorb the water it needs. If you periodically trim the stems of the flowers in your arrangement, they will last longer! 

TIP TWO:

Always remove unnecessary leaves from the flowers stem. Unless they contribute to the arrangement, they're just taking water and energy away from the flower itself. 

 

 

TIP THREE:

If a bloom such as a rose or peony has brown (bruised) outer petals, it doesn't necessarily mean that the flower is dead and it's ok to gently remove them. These outer petals serve as protection to the inner petals during transport!
 

TIP FOUR:

Before cutting each stem, hold it up to the vase you're using to determine how long or short it should be. It's ok to play it safe by trimming a little bit off at a time until you get it just right! 

TIP FIVE:

The rule of thirds applies to flower arranging too! And in general, groupings of flowers in threes or odd numbers are found to be more attractive to the eye. 

TIP SIX:

Add greenery last and at the bottom of the arrangement.

 TIP SEVEN (OUR FAVORITE):

Set up a mirror on the other side of the room to keep an eye on your arrangement as you're working. The mirror allows you to see the entire arrangement and easily identify holes or places that need to be edited or tweaked while you work! Lauren's grandmother taught her this trick and we thought it was pretty genius. 

 

There you have it. We hope this inspires you to pick up some blooms the next time you're out and give arranging them in a unique vase a whirl! 

 

Photo Credit: Sweet Root Village