Go Blues

Blue is my color, no doubt about it. Going trough my files of spaces I’ve collected over the years, I can’t help noticing the overwhelming number of blue rooms and fabrics I love. On Monday I wrote about a monochromatic house painted the perfect gray and this project by Lauren Liess came to my mind as another home designed around a client’s love for one specific color. Designer Lauren Liess of Lauren Liess Interiors calls this project The Blue Bungalow and mentions on her blog that it is a historic home she has worked on over the course of several years.  It shows as the decor feels collected over time and beautifully layered. Parts of it have been published in Country Living Magazine, as well as in Lauren’s book Habitat-The Field Guide to Decorating.

In the living area below, Liess replaced the usual sofa+chairs with one of my favorite sitting situations. I can’t think of anything cozier than four comfortable armchairs grouped around the fireplace. Grasscloth wallpaper and layered rugs intensify the inviting  feeling of the room.



The soft blues and Raoul Textiles curtains relax the more traditional looking dining room.


In the bedroom, Lauren Liess fabrics and a bespoke spindle bed steal the show. Love the touch of blue in the lamp bases.


And now, onto my absolute favorite part of this home-the tiny but fabulous reading room/library. Built-in shelving envelops the  small sized room. The deep blue intensifies the drama.

A secret door leads to the restroom while another door opens to the living room. It feels absolutely charming and luxurious. As a child, I’ve always dreamed of a library with secret passage ways (but then again, I still do! )


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I hope you enjoyed this little tour and that your weeks are going well! Go blues! 🙂



P.S: Unless otherwise specified, images are from Lauren Liess Interiors , photography by Helen Norman.


  1. Bill
    October 6, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Beautiful images… Go blues!

    • Eva Contreras
      October 6, 2016 / 9:01 am

      Thanks, Bill! Go blues! 🙂

  2. October 6, 2016 / 10:11 am

    I love Lauren’s style and that she marches to her own drum beat. Thank you for sharing!

    • Eva Contreras
      October 6, 2016 / 10:59 am

      Thanks, Elizabeth! I find Lauren such a great example and inspiration.