Oct 17, 2011

touches of navy

most of us associate navy blue with summer or spring, probably because it pairs so nicely with crisp white, sunny yellow, and pastels like pink and lavender. but navy happens to be one of my favorite colors for fall. something amazing happens when navy blue is mixed with the warmer "fall" colors of deep oranges, camel and soft ivories...the result always makes me *sigh.

here are some beautiful rooms with touches of navy by one of my favorite design firms, marcuso warner miller:
 i would LOVE to have this sofa in my house. that white trim on the navy velvet is just scrumptious.

this entry is the epitome if elegance! love.

loving the look of navy?
here are some great ways to add a touch of navy to your home:
this embroidered circles pillow has great texture and a great pattern.

this fun navy tray table would add a dose of blue in a preppy, classic way.

adding original art to your home is always a great idea: bottle of blue on etsy is a great choice...

i really like how the two shades of navy give a subtle pop of color in this geo dot rug.

i recently completed a design plan for a master bedroom, using some navy blue silk curtains, and this fabric (katsugi by schumacher) on some throw pillows on the bed. i adore this fabric!

i am a sucker for houndstooth, and this navy houndstooth rug is so elegant and chic.

**by the way, rugs usa is having a 50% sale on a huge selection of rugs, including the above ones, and the homespun chevron rug i blogged about on friday! if you are needing a rug, now would be a terrific time to take the plunge...the deal expires today.
happy shopping!
let me know if you find something great! i SO want to buy myself a new rug for my family room or entry, but after evaluating my budget and list of projects, i have decided that i will get more bang for my buck by spending the money in other places.


  1. That blue sofa with the white trim is yummy! I am also loving that marfil collection ivory and blue rug. Navy and white is one of my favorite combos in any season!

  2. Love that tray table!

    Hope you are feeling more settled into your new digs, moving and decorating a new place is a lot of work (and expensive!) isn't it?

  3. Where did you find the painting in the entrance? I love it!

    1. i don't know--but you can follow the link to the designers site and see if you can find out some more info on the piece!