In July and August we desire restful sleep in bedrooms that let in cool breezes and the fragrances from the garden. The 14 bedrooms in today’s post have all these qualities plus incredible style. There is a lot of blue and white in all the interiors except the one in Hawaii, where the cresting ocean waves surrounding the bedroom provide wide expanses of blue and white.
1. Michael S. Smith. Sleep in stylish comfort. The high, coffered ceiling will keep the room cool in summer and the antique Moroccan chandeliers, blue Oushak rug and antique four poster bed speak of worldly sophistication. The dark blue throw on the apricot and grey bed cover is masterful color composition a hallmark of this AD100 interior designer. Image courtesy Elle Decor
2. Alberto Pinto. This summer bedroom in a Villa in Mykonos has a magical quality. The dragonfly’s wing shaped ceiling fan blades and the irregular blue and white decorative rug encourage good dreams. The blue walls and blue framed window set in a narrowed part of the room funnels in light and cooling ocean breeze. Image courtesy Alberto Pinto.
3. Ellen Hamilton. The bright summer sun is kept at a distance by the private baclony on this elegant bedroom. Every color in this room has a cooling effect- the sea blue and green upholstered chair, blue walls and the blue trim on the pillows. The white decorative rug and white ceiling keep the room cool and at the same time the make the blue and green colors pop.
4. Phoebe Howard. Just looking at this Vero Beach bedroom’s pale grey walls, white ceiling, white windows and white linen on a striking blue and white decorative rug makes you feel cooler. Image courtesy Phoebe Howard.
5. Jacques Saint Dizier. The Waikiki breeze and surf wrap around this spectacular bedroom. The Chinoiserie bed appears to be resting on the beach, which in fact is a gold and red Oushak rug. The warm color palette of gold, red, green and rich wood tones balance the vast expanses of blue ocean on two sides of the bedroom. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
6. Phoebe Howard. The drama in this East Hampton bedroom comes from the blue and white quilt headboard and the blue and white Asmara Basketweave needlepoint rug. The simplicity of the blue sailor’s chest contrasts with the elaborately curved French chair. Image courtesy Phoebe Howard.
7. Markham Roberts. Blue trimmed pillows, blue chair and large expanses of white in the textured decorative rug and white ceiling give this bedroom a cool feeling. Image courtesy House Beautiful Magazine.
8. Richard Mishaan, Stephen Sills. A neoclassical chair and Greco-Egyptian sphinx surround a regal four poster bed in blue and white. The white textured decorative rug and white ceiling provide a soft and elegant backdrop. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
9. Carved turquoise Moroccan doors inside arched niches and a woven Moroccan chandelier are paired with a contemporary bed upholstered in grey velvet. The entire scheme is pulled together by the Oushak rug in a contemporary palette of grey and blue. Image courtesy conspicoussytle blog.
10. Kara Mann. The traditional daybed upholstered in white sits on a red and blue oriental rug and provides spectacular views of the surf in this contemporary Ocean Front Villa. Image courtesy Kara Mann.
11. Stephen Sills. The AD100 designer has created a heady mix of east and west. The embroidered eastern canopy, pillows on both sides and the placement of the bed away from the wall suggests an eastern palanquin or throne. White neoclassical chairs are paired with contemporary Lucite bubble chairs. The whole scheme is pulled together by a blue and white decorative rug with a small scale geometric pattern reminiscent of marble screen in 17th century Mughal palaces. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
12. Jacques Grange. A brilliant blue and white chevron patterned floor is paired with pink and beige Moroccan patterns on the walls and ceiling and a pink and black Moroccan fireplace in Palazzo Margherita, Francis Ford Coppola’s boutique hotel in his ancestral home town of Bernalda, Italy. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
13. Mario Buatta’s romantic confection of floral fabrics, canopied bed and a blue and white trellis decorative rug. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
David Easton chose a tailored blue and white geometric rug to pull together this elegant master bedroom. The legs of the neoclassical bench resonate with the Greek-key pattern of the decorative rug. The taupe sofa, arching cream walls and white bed linen create a cool, comfortable, stylish and sophisticated room. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.