Rebecca de Revenel's New York apartment featured on Vogue.com is filled with blue and white stripes and Quadrille floral prints and patterns, giving it a layered and interesting look. Growing up in the Bahamas, she was constantly surrounded by the natural beauty of the combination-- white sand and the palest blue sky and sea.
The combination of blue and white in printed fabrics have an undeniable, summery freshness to it. When thinking about a crisp palette that works well year round, blue and white comes to mind, as it always looks polished. Reminiscent of the sky and ocean, blue in its many hues is a go-to for its soothing properties. Having withstood the test of time, the classic pairing is seeing a huge uptick recently, and it is no wonder. From ginger jars to striped dhurrie rugs, there are plenty of decorative accessories to build out a room in multiple blue hues. Ahead, some iconic and new introductions to remind you why blue and white prints are an enduring favorite.
Playing with scale, varying prints can live together harmoniously, the key is to have fun with the mixing
De Ravenel's childhood home in Lyford Cay was recently shown in the May Departures Home and Design Issue. The terrace, overlooking a pristine blue harbor, is built into the side of the rocky coast in a grotto, with painted blue furniture covered in blue and white striped fabrics. She was raised by a creative family made up of an artist/collector father and interior-designing mother.
Bracieux, a stunning all over floral Indiennes print from Pierre Frey has stood the test of time
Timothy Corrigan for Schumacher Huntington Gardens
GP and J Baker's batik print Poppies in indigo on a linen blend
Bagatelle linen from Manuel Canovas at Cowtan and Tout
Scalamandre's Jardin de Tuilleries
Elizabeth Hamilton's new printed Persia print on linen has an array of beautiful blues and a wonderful vivid and exotic motif. It is a new favorite.
Waikiki from Bennison takes a romanticized view of the tropics in blue and white
Ralph Lauren's Avignon Batik in a linen cotton blend with a highly detailed and intricate pattern