Here, the color is used as an accent in pillows, many of which sit atop custom storage benches. Meanwhile, a duck-egg blue dapples an area rug and covers the front door to help break up and balance the mostly white room.
Embrace the power of whitewashing. Speaking of white, using a watered-down white paint on wood elements in your home creates a warm, Shabby Chic look that always feels cozy.
Designer Ken Gemes created the living room of his 1920's Bronxville, New York, home around the fabric that he chose for the window treatments—a subtle hand-block printed linen from Tyler Graphics featuring shades of taupe and a smoky blue ground.
Bathroom in the bedroom. I love the surprise element of having a bedroom open completely to a shower. It creates a playful, intimate vibe perfect for a rental or vacation property, as in this gorgeous North Carolina carriage house.