Indigo...Ballard Designs...and the southern coast of France



One of my favorite color combinations for summer is indigo (or navy) and white. It is fresh, clean and coast inspired. 
 
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I have been a customer of Ballard Designs for many years, and their latest catalog features many items in indigo and white that were inspired by the Cote de Sud, that romantic strip of French coastline.

 
 
 
 
Their Vera quilt features vintage block-prints hand screened in indigo and white
with coordinating shams and pillows.
 
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 The Mediterranee hand loomed silk and linen throw is gorgeous yet casual.
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Their La Rochelle Bedding adds crisp apple green into the mix.
  
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Navy and white indoor/outdoor pillows will make your outdoor space a summer oasis.
 
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Check out these fabrics they sell by the yard-
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Toscana Ikat Blue Fabric
 
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Callistro Stripe
 
 
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Antibes Blue Fabric

This fabric is named after the quaint town of Antibes, which is situated between Nice and Cannes on the southern coast of France.  Two year ago, I spent nine days there visiting my cousin Sarah and exploring the area.  It is so beautiful- the rocky coast with beaches sandwiched in between, indigo seas, and old towns nestled up in the hillside. 

For my birthday, Sarah took me to The Hotel du Cap for afternoon tea.   
 
 
 
The Hotel was built as a private mansion and opened as a hotel in 1870. 
 
 
Its restaurant, Eden-Roc, ranked 82nd in the Elite Travelers World’s Top Restaurants Guide 2012. 
 
 
We sat outside on the deck, overlooking the infinity pool and the ocean.
We were there the whole afternoon...we didn't want to leave!
 
 
 
The hotel lobby was beautiful and embraced the blue and white color scheme...
 
 
Casual white slipcovered chairs and denim sofas
mixed with gold and glass tables, gorgeous art, chinese lamps and brass sconces.
 
 
Fresh flower arrangements in blue and white were everywhere!
 
I wanted to pack my bags and stay at
 
What about you- have you decorated with indigo and white?
 
 
(Photos from my Pinterest boards and my own) 
 

7 comments:

  1. Wow! Looks like you had so much fun in France! I love your posts, they are so inspiring.

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  2. I would love to be sitting on that deck now. Lovely pictures.

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    1. I'll be checking in with you first thing in the morning to see your blue room. :-)

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  3. That hotel is gorgeous, what a wonderful vacation!! Love all the images here, very nice blog!!
    Karolyn
    The Relished Roost

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    1. Thanks Karolyn...I'm glad you stopped by! Elle

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  4. My friend has stayed at that hotel and it looks amazing! Love the blue and white pics!
    -Shelley

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    1. Wow...Your friend sure is lucky! The rooms are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by- Elle

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