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© CICO Books I knew immediately that cobalt blue would really add something to this bathroom, so I tweaked and fluffed it with matching towels and a number of fascinating cobalt blue Left Blue makes a lovely accent in this elegant French farmhouse bath. Below It is amazing how one color can make all the difference and give the eye a focal point in an all-white room. The French shell box and luxurious blue towels are beautiful additional details. Below right Close up, you can see how beautiful the details truly are. The blue books, the ornate carving on a fabulous antique French sofa, and the delicate coral displayed in a glass compote come together for a gorgeous impact.

objets—the sailor art box from a Paris flea market crowns the entire collection. A wonderful Venetian mirror forms the backdrop. With the addition of blue powder boxes, lipsticks, towels, and such, a truly dramatic statement has been made. Even the “live” element—the rich, bright blue blooms of a hydrangea—looks perfect here. One wall is fitted with long sconce boxes, an amazing light fixture of sorts, which are enhanced by the light from the many pillar candles. At night, the sconces illuminate the room with a romantic glow, perfect when you’re having a soak in the beautiful pedestal tub. You can really admire the details of the smaller gatherings of objets that come together to create this French-inspired space, such as the compote laden with stems of white coral, piled atop antique books. The fabulous tufted French sofa suits the space perfectly. For me, its worn velvet and bits of flaking paint make it all the more wonderful.

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French Inspired Home by Carolyn Westbrook  

Carolyn Westbrook: The French-inspired Home brings the romance and timeless elegance of French style into your home whereever you live.

French Inspired Home by Carolyn Westbrook  

Carolyn Westbrook: The French-inspired Home brings the romance and timeless elegance of French style into your home whereever you live.

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