Nothing but Blue Skies

Like atmospheric conditions on a fair and sunny day, these color selections appeal to everyone


LOOK BOOK | color corner


Inspired Palette

Styled By Jamie Fabbri

Hinting Blue, (shown in room), Sherwin-Williams,


Ocean Air, Benjamin Moore,



Billowy Breeze, Sherwin-Williams


Basketweave pillow, $79, Ethan Allen, metro Detroit area stores,


Aqua floral French knot pillow, $99, Ethan Allen


Wildflower pillow, $139, Ethan Allen

Amelie pendant, $599, RH TEEN,



Faux-fur Ooh La La chair, $399, PBteen,



Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Cameo night table, $249.99, area Art Van Furniture stores,


Modern Artisan Arabesque wallpaper by York (shown in room), available at local retailers including select Sherwin-Williams stores; Decoratorland Inc., Roseville; and Arkay-Walker Paint Company, St. Clair Shores


Lapchi hand-knotted rug, price upon request, The Ghiordes Knot, Michigan Design Center, Troy




SISTER ACT To create a shared space that would speak to two different personalities with a five-year age difference, designer Dania Farhat focused on a light blue the sisters could agree on. The wallcolor is Sherwin-Williams’ Hinting Blue. She enhanced the space with York’s Candice Olson Modern Artisan Arabesque wallpaper. Chandelier: Ro Sham Beaux.



THE TWO “CLIENTS”who spend time in this space “didn’t agree on much,” says interior designer Dania Farhat, left, of Dearborn-based Farhat Interiors. The girls (tween and teenage sisters) did, however, agree on the color for the walls. “Choosing the perfect shade of light blue was very important,” Farhat says. “I wanted something that wasn’t too overwhelming. The overall sense of this particular blue is calming, cheerful, and peaceful, like an ocean on a warm and sunny day.” The blue creates a sense of serenity, she says, and adds a refreshing feeling to the space. As for what to pair it with, Farhat recommends neutrals. Beyond paint, the designer selected a wallpaper with a similar shade of blue, along with other neutral colors. “I used the wallpaper and the wall color as an inspiration for the overall design, to create a cohesive and soft look.” — By Megan Swoyer


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