Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Blue and White

Alessandra Branca


A lovely blue and white room by Alessandra Branca with a modern Ming coffee table, a blue and white Chinese garden stool, wicker, blue velvet, and a wonderful large framed photograph by Italian photographer Massimo Listri. I really like the button tufted back on the wicker settee. I also love that tray.

Alessandra almost always uses lampshades in colors, most often her signature red. Here in blue. It always strikes me as more suited to a child's room - I am more of a purist with white or ivory personally, unless it is wicker or raffia or the like. Just a personal preference. What do you think?



20 comments:

  1. Lovely ,lovely! I like the tray on the table too,it all goes so well together. Excited to hear about your cocktails! Glad you are feeling well and moving forward with grace.

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  2. I like the blue shade in this instance but I tend to stay with mostly white in my home. I also like the brown burlap look in a more casual room, like on a screened porch.

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  3. I like the blue shade - ties in nicely with the blue bergere chair.

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  4. I'm a purist. White or ivory silk shades for me, or ivory or beige linen if it's a dark, masculine room.

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  5. I think it’s a nice room, the wicker settee and rug makes it more casual so I personally wouldn’t pair them with the velvet. I like the blue shade however the room needs a pop so my shade choices would have been coral or red.

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    1. The velvet is my favorite feature in the room. In a blue and white room, I do not care for pops of color. I like it all blue and white.

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  6. I prefer white and an occasional black shade, depending on the lamp.

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  7. This is a beautiful room, and I love the blue shade. I can't imagine it in any other color. As far as lampshades in different colors, I'm fine with that. Whatever looks good with the overall design. I love that framed picture. I wonder what it is.

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  8. I generally like colored shades or shades with patterns but in this case I would have preferred a natural linen shade with blue borders on top and bottom or a pattern of white and blue--maybe similar to the pillows. I love the lamp post though.

    The blue shade feels a little heavy-handed and too matchy-matchy with the chair. Great sofa, btw. The side table is nice albeit a bit crowded.
    Just my 2 cents.

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    1. I do not personally like patterned or embellished lampshades.

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  9. White or Ivory shades definitely- a dark shade diminishes the light that is shed into the room.

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    1. So true about dramatically decreasing the light, and I like a lot of light.

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  10. Love everything except the lamp. The Listri is stunning as is the tray. I found the lamp to be distracting. Alessandra Branca is one of my favorites.

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    1. I love her style except for two things - I am not a big red fan and she loves red, and her colored lampshades.

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