Passion for Blue and White

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“Nature’s quintessential color combination of blue and white never ceases to amaze me. The look of pristine snow against deep blue Aspen skies; spires of blue and white delphinium in a garden; Connecticut’s spring mornings where the apple blossoms and nodding heads of white narcissus are in contrast to soft blue skies and vibrant green grass—these and many more images found in nature have informed my work for the last thirty-five years. From fashion to interiors, and tabletop to gardens, the presence of blue and ...

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“Nature’s quintessential color combination of blue and white never ceases to amaze me. The look of pristine snow against deep blue Aspen skies; spires of blue and white delphinium in a garden; Connecticut’s spring mornings where the apple blossoms and nodding heads of white narcissus are in contrast to soft blue skies and vibrant green grass—these and many more images found in nature have informed my work for the last thirty-five years. From fashion to interiors, and tabletop to gardens, the presence of blue and white is a constant in my past collections as well as throughout my previous eight books. It seems natural that I would eventually do a book on living and designing with this seminal color combination.”
—from the Introduction

This private tour of the dazzling homes of legendary style-setter Carolyne Roehm showcases her favorite color combination in more than three hundred glorious photographs.

From the time designer Carolyne Roehm rented her first small apartment in New York in her twenties, she has loved blue and white. In that one-bedroom flat, she draped the walls, chairs, sofa, and a canopy bed in an inexpensive blue and white sheeting fabric designed by her boss, Oscar de la Renta, and began collecting blue-and-white porcelain from around the world—initially bargain reproductions and eventually museum-quality pieces—from China, Japan, Portugal, the Netherlands, and elsewhere.

Today, Carolyne Roehm presides over a magnificent duplex in Manhattan, an antique-filled stone house in Connecticut, and a chic yet rustic home in Aspen, all of which contain rooms decorated in blue and white, featuring accents from her collections of china, ceramics, glassware, linens, furniture, and decorative pieces. These rooms employ the whole spectrum of blues, from delicate sky to the deepest, boldest navy, evoking moods ranging from tranquil to vibrant.

In A Passion for Blue and White, Carolyne Roehm takes us inside her homes (including her former pied-à-terre in Paris) in never-before-seen photographs of these stunning rooms. She also reveals how she has used blue and white to magnificent effect outdoors in Connecticut around her pool and in her gardens—and even how she used the combination in designing a wedding for a friend.

She provides inspiration for tabletop design, flower arranging, and gift-wrapping, suitable for all budgets. Her ceramic, textile, and glass collections (endless sources of her creativity) can be emulated by anyone with trips to flea markets, thrift shops, and inexpensive import stores as well as antique stores and galleries.

A swatch of French fabric began Carolyne Roehm’s lifetime love affair with blue and white. In this book, she demonstrates through her own decorating and designs, how this combination works its magic on everything from upholstery and drapes to napkins and tablecloths, wrapping paper and ribbons. For anyone with a passion for blue and white, here is the ultimate style guide and Carolyne Roehm’s most gorgeous book yet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767921138
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 160,135
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

CAROLYNE ROEHM is the author of A Passion for Flowers, A Passion for Parties, At Home with Carolyne Roehm, the four Seasonal Notebooks, and Presentations. After working with Oscar de la Renta, she started her own fashion house in 1985. She created her Web site, www.carolyneroehm.com, where she has an online magazine. She sells and designs products and does select decorating projects. Carolyne divides her time among her exquisite homes in Manhattan, Connecticut, and Aspen, Colorado.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2009

    I just Loved!

    I have two other hardcover books by Carolyne Roehm, and Passion for Blue and White is the best one yet. As I turned the pages I felt that I was in a different place and time sorrounded by beautiful things. The illustrations are truly inspirational and I wish I could purchase the beautiful linens, towels, furnishings, etc.. It's a fabulousl addition to my cocktail table. I always enjoy the fact that Carolyne manages to show off her little westie in her books.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

    A Rare Talent

    Ms. Roehm has once again presented her fans and aspiring interior decorators with an equisite book filled with beauty and style. Ms. Roehm appeals not only to the Fifth Avenue maven but also has something the tag sale shopper can be inspired by and try to recreate on a smaller scale in their own home. If you want to be transported to gorgeous surroundings and have a passion for blue and white yourself, this is the book for you!

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