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Photo by Tony Vu.

Photo by Tony Vu.

What We’ve Been Up To…

We’d be hard-pressed to find a color combination we love more than blue and white. Whether inspiring the design of a bedroom, brightening up a rug, or accenting a console, it’s a duo designers have turned to for hundreds of years—and one we’re certain we’ll never tire of. There are endless ways to bring blue and white into your home; a few of our current favorites include ticking stripes, ginger jars, and deep indigo hues.

A Parting Piece of Knowledge…

Though the motif originated in Persia, paisley takes its name from a small town in the lowlands of Scotland, which became a major producer of the textile after the East India Company began importing it to Europe in the late-17th century. Hundreds of years later, the Beatles adopted it as a go-to print, as did Prince several decades after that (he named his Minnesota home Paisley Park). Defined by a curled teardrop motif, this versatile pattern lends itself to great variety, making it a decorator favorite for upholstery, wallpaper, textiles, and more.

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