Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Have you seen House Beautiful's new look? If you have read the September issue, then you know that House Beautiful has been redesigned, and it looks terrific. HB has long been known for its coverage of color in interiors, and the new design emphasizes this focus. Color now plays a starring role, with the first section of the magazine being devoted to it. Each issue will open with the color that HB loves for that particular month, and for September, that color is Indigo, a shade that "knows no borders and has many different moods."
Blue, with its enticing range of shades, is a particular favorite of mine, so much so that I enveloped my living room in powder blue, teal, and peacock blue. And although I don't currently have any touches of indigo in my home, I do appreciate the shade's attitude. Indigo implies depth, soul, and fortitude, at least to me anyway. I attempted to compile a list of my favorite old and historic rooms where indigo was the defining color, and truth be told, I couldn't think of too many. I expanded the list to include other moody and atmospheric hues of blue, and here is what I came up with:
Frankly, this is not one of my favorite blue rooms. However, it's interesting to note that in an effort to create a blue backdrop in this room, designer John FitzGibbons stained the wall's rough wooden boards a deep shade of blue.