"Fill-in-the-blank" Blue


This post is extra special because I am about to share a piece from my cousin and her husband's family home. She is a brilliant interior designer and he a talented architect, and their recently renovated home located in Lima, Peru is jaw dropping-ly beautiful. Below are images of their dining room, my favourite room in the entire house.  The name for the colour of paint has been of much debate, as the colour was hand mixed and not selected from a palette. So far the adjectives range from, "happy" to "relaxing" and "feel-good" to "sky" blue. What do you think? Just outside the window in the corner, you find a custom made wood burning oven which fills the home with a hunger-inducing scent. Along the other wall, there are doors which open to a small terrace and garden leaving the room feeling spacious, bright and full of life. The light installation on the left consists of layers of inverted wine bottles and serving trays designed by the home owner himself. The dramatic chandelier was created by his father, an architect as well, consisting of dozens of small discs made from mother of pearl. The decor is a perfect mix of artifacts and finds from travel, inheritance from previous homes, and gifts from friends and family. Valerie and Sebastian have created a welcoming and cheerful environment - I cannot be held responsible for wanting to spend almost everyday of my stay with them, at home.

2 comments


  • Christine

    This is gorgeous! I really love the chandelier and the molding. I don’t blame you for wanting to spend so much time in that beautiful place :)


  • Suite Henry

    I love that this room feels like the heart of the house.
    I can already see the family dinners here.

    Can’t decide what that blue should be named though… :)


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