Although I tried to deny it for a while, I have come back to my love of blue. All blues. And all mixed together. Bluegrey, weathered teal, angry ocean and perhaps my favorite: midnight blue can be sophisticated without being harsh, is never boring and feels natural. In that it is the color of water it is also calming. This rekindling began during the construction and interior design of our new home. It has become – in a pared down aesthetic – the thread that binds everything together. I could not be happier with the result or feel more at home in our new space. (More on that later, we are not quite ready for photography). I also noticed that blue was predominant in the art we owned. And, now, blue is quite rightly showing up in OUGHTON product. (Stay tuned!) Reimagining how I wanted to live for the next 20-30 years also fortified my love of THE MIX. Eclectic pieces all selected by the same eyes have a way of reflecting personality in the coolest way. Nothing too match-matchy. So my ‘coordinated’ pieces are loose and cool and eclectic. Before we introduce our new pieces, I want to get you in the mood too! Check out our new Pinterest board, Blue Period to see some of our blue inspiration. I am also very inspired by the below two artists. At middle is an image by David Burdeny whose graphic simplicity captures my worldview. The image at right is part of the Pelage series done by my friend Leon Steele and one that I am so proud to say it resides in our new home. It makes me incredibly happy about 20 times a day.