Best of Blue & White: Part 1


It’s a classic color combo that never seems to go out of style—and these perfect pieces showcase exactly why.

1.  Summer Splash
Thibaut’s Resort Collection celebrates the best of summer with bright hues and lively prints that strike a careful balance between traditional and transitional. We’re crushing on the speckled Tanzania wallpaper in blue, which, like all patterns from the collection, is also available in coordinating printed or woven fabrics. Available locally through Duralee at ADAC.

2.  Worldly Wonder
Influenced by ikat, a traditional weaving and dyeing technique originating in Asia, this porcelain dinner service from Hermès, aptly names Voyage en Ikat, borrows its aesthetic principles from cultures around the globe. Designed by Benoît Pierre Emery and unveiled at the 2015 Maison & Objet fair in Paris early this year, the collection’s 20-plus patterns blend sapphire, ruby and emerald hues and feature glints of 24-karat matte gold accents. Hermes is available locally at its Buckhead Atlanta boutique.

3.  Anchors Away
Evoking beachside luxury, Jonathan Adler’s Anchor needlepoint pillow takes cues from the vibrant, colorful culture of the 60s. True to Adler’s trademark vivid designs, an anchor pattern in a bold azure contrasts with more traditional hand-embroidered materials—100 percent wool, a plush cotton velvet reverse and down inserts—to cultivate a nautical reminder of warm weather and oceanside adventure. Jonathan Adler is available locally at its Buckhead Atlanta boutique.

4.  Luxurious Leisure
To celebrate its 70th year, furniture producer Brown Jordan has introduced a limited edition version of its classic Tamiami Lounge Chair. The sleek modern frame now comes in an array of mix and match finishes, along with vinyl straps in a cross-laced pattern. A selection of 12 different shades—including cheery hues of bright blue (shown here), green, hot pink, yellow and marine—allows customers room for customization with the option to experiment with either tone-on-tone or contrasting color combinations. Available locally at Mathews Furniture and to the trade at Ernest Gaspard & Associates, ADAC.

5.  Going Indigo
Maya Romanoff’s limited edition Indigo Collection of hand-painted paper takes cues from Romanoff’s time spent studying fabric-dyeing techniques in India and Southeast Asia. True to its name, the collection presents three signature patterns reinterpreted in a brilliant indigo by designer Amy Lau. Each design—Anniversary Crystal, River Bed and Weathered Metals—is hand-painted in the Maya Romanoff Chicago studio with water-based pigments, so no two pieces are identical. Available to the trade at Martin Nash, ADAC.

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