My mom’s favorite color has always been blue. So, of course I could never stand it. (That’s just how it works with teenage girls. You know what I mean, right? The way every teenage girl treats her mom. Not nice. Yes, I know I will be punished in spades by my darling daughters when they are teenagers. I deserve it for the way I treated my mom. Sorry, Mom! Anyway, I digress…)
It wasn’t until I was a full blown adult that I was able to admit to my obsession with blue, too. My mom likes more of the Powder and Periwinkle types and I’m more of an Aqua, Turquoise, and Teal kinda girl. (Though we could both wax poetic about our beloved Navy for hours.) My wedding invitations had the text written in teal (I can assure you, this was extremely cutting edge for 2002) and the favors were wrapped in aqua ribbons. Nowadays, my bedroom walls wear Benjamin Moore Blue Diamond and my living room is Benjamin Moore Teal. And I’ve finally gotten a gorgeous Kitchenaid mixer which I will fully admit I love as much for it’s aesthetic appeal as for it’s function. The color? Aqua Sky, of course.
Naturally, one of my favorite blogs is House of Turquoise. It’s written by a cute girl named Erin out in Minneapolis and it is just what the name suggests: Pictures of houses with blue in them.
I must admit, when I first starting following House of Turquoise, I thought, “There is no way this girl can sustain this. It’s so niche! How many blue accented houses can there be?” But clearly my mom and I are not the only people smitten with the beautiful shades of the sky and sea. Somehow Erin finds fresh content again and again. Usually they’re more of my mom’s traditional style but sometimes they’re more eclectic, like me. But they are always beautiful. So, it’s no surprise that this image was repinned this week because I absolutely gasped when I saw it.
I mean, have you ever?
If you’re not following House of Turquoise yet, please rectify the situation by clicking here. Let’s celebrate our love of blue (you love it, too, right?) by looking at some of my favorite pics from Erin’s site.
I wouldn’t mind washing dishes if I could do it standing at that farmhouse sink looking at those blue and white curtains. Tiffany Eastman Interiors via House of Turquoise
Yes. Yes that is a blue-lined claw foot tub. Are you dying? Cause I’m dying. From Country Home via House of Turquoise
Lots of white, a little blue, and hot pink stools. (!!) Erica Burns Interiors via House of Turquoise
Sometimes it’s just about the accents, like this gorgy lamp and pretty curtains. Sunny Goode via House of Turquoise
The softest blue walls are almost unnoticeable with all that amazing lighting and spectacular hardware. Structures Building Company via House of Turquoise
Blue velvet x-benches? Swoon. Tricia Roberts + Noelle Micek via House of Turquoise
A pattern overload looks great with white and black. Vanessa de Vargas via House of Turquoise
The most gorgeous bookshelves ever in pool blue. Good Interiors via House of Turquoise
If I could wake up to that turq settee everyday, I would be so happy. Kathryn Forest Design via House of Turquoise
If you’ve got a hankering (yes, I just used that word) for some more blue in your life, check out Erin’s other site Everything Turquoise for lots of current products to buy now. (Oh and BTW – I kinda have a girl crush on her after seeing her wedding pics. Her dress had a blue lining, the men wore aqua socks and she carried pink peonies wrapped in turquoise ribbon. Love!)
Hope you liked the blue tour. I know I did. And I’m sure my mom will, too.
Sue at Home