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Get This Look: Waves of Blue

Apr 08, 2014 11:38AM ● By Cate Reynolds
Photography by Tony Lewis, Jr.

Image titleThe “Eastern Shore Blues.” Think: Broad skies and deep water, and then you have the makings of the “Happy Blues.”

This young couple, whose favorite color is blue, wanted their custom home to reflect their Italian heritage, with a resort, beachy feel. They challenged us by refusing the typical sailboats, shells, and anchor motifs.

I laughed that I didn’t know what Italian beachy looked like, and suggested a Mediterranean villa look.

We started with ceramic tile floors throughout, in varied colors of sand, and added a custom rug that reflects the movement of waves in the sand. We added a palette of sky blues, the indigo blue of the Gulf Stream, and the soft blues and greens of the inshore and bay waters. The round circle design on the pillows looks subtly like sand dollars.

Finally, large furniture was a must, and custom cabinetry shows off family treasures, with space for pieces their world travels will provide.

— Dan Webster for Higgins and Spencer in St. Michaels

Luminette vertical curtains
By Hunter Douglas, available at Higgins and Spencer

Blue leather chair
By Hancock and Moore, available at Higgins and Spencer

Custom sofa and chair,
Available at Higgins and Spencer (sofa fabric by Pearson; chair and pillow fabric by Stroheim)

Travertine tile floor
By Europa Tile & Stone, Easton

Custom Tibetan carpet,
Available at Talbot Oriental, Easton

Custom built-ins
Designed by Daniel Webster for Higgins and Spencer
Fabricated by custom builder Ron Mooney, Easton
Faux finish by Maggii Sarfaty, Easton Custom pricing varies per item

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