Blue and White
From sea to sky to Pantone’s color of the season, Monaco blue, we can’t get enough of this classic combination featuring nature’s favorite hue.
1. CENTER STAGE
Low enough to see over and simple to arrange with any cut flowers, this planter is the perfect color and centerpiece for a spring party. Table Matters, Mountain Brook Village, $90.
2. ON A PEDESTAL
Fruit or ice cream tastes a little more delicious in these pedestal compotes. A matte finish makes them even more unique and dramatic. Table Matters, $45 each.
3. SHADES OF BLUE
Leave it to Birmingham-based interior designer Lauren Conner to know which blues work on walls, ceilings, furniture, and more. All paint colors by Benjamin Moore.
4. PILLOW TALK
Soft enough to nap on and no need to iron, these elegant cut velvet pillows by Bella Notte look great mixed and matched. Other sizes available in all fabrics. Three Sheets, Homewood.
5. SALTY PIG
Keep your Kosher salt at arm’s reach in the kitchen with this colorful container. The handy knob on top allows you to hold it over a pot without spills. By Le Creuset. Sur la Table, $29.
6. INITIAL DELIGHT
A custom monogram design repeats itself and makes for your very own one-of-a- kind design. Shirt, J. Crew, $72. Monogram: SideLine Design, email@example.com. Skirt and bikini top, Susan Monaco, Marella, Mountain Brook Village, $82 each. Bracelets, white turquoise beads mixed with brass and pewter prayer beads, Marella, $40 each.
7. PANE IN THE GRASS
The clever use of recycling old silverware brings a garden to life. Reclaimed silverware
and fused glass garden markers, Sweet Peas, Homewood, $6.95 each.
8. BAMBOO WONDER
Lightweight and environmentally friendly, these bamboo planters make a beautiful, and sensible, gift. Wonder Grip gloves are double-coated for extra durability. Sweet Peas, Homewood.
9. ARM CANDY
Lilly and Laura bracelets are hand-crocheted by artists in Nepal using fine glass beads. All proceeds help improve the lives of Nepali people. Village Dermatology, Mountain Brook Village, $12 each.
10. PRETTY PATTERNS
Mix and match blues for a fresh look. Sew Sheri Designs, Mountain Brook Village.
11. URBAN FARMER
Grow edible oyster mushrooms in about 10 days. Fun for kids and adults. Leaf & Petal, Mountain Brook Village, $25.
12. BRIGHT BLUE
This stunning blue base with matching linen shade would be perfect placed by a bed or in an entryway. Leaf & Petal, Mountain Brook Village, $249.