Heather Chadduck Hillegas and David Hillegas’s home offers blue-and-white inspiration for almost every room: dining room, office, living room, entry, guest bedroom, and patio. Find style for every day and Flower‘s wallpaper finds that embrace the color scheme, too.
“Blue-and-white and green live quite happily together here at Pineapple House (the historical moniker for the circa 1920 home).” — Heather Chadduck Hillegas, Interior Decorator & Textile Designer
“Much of the blue-and-white Canton was a gift from David’s mother. This spot seemed like a lovely little shrine for it.”
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Wallpapers (left to right, then bottom): Aerial Garden by Anna French • Aldwych by Cole & Son • Derwent by Osborne & Little • Avera by Brunschwig & Fils • Piccadilly by Cole & Son
“Our living room started with a neutral palette. Over the years we’ve added layers and layers of blue-and-white. It’s addictive!”
Blue-and-white is a favored palette in bedrooms due to its soothing side, as beautifully put together in the Hillegases’ guest bedroom. Heather mixed antiques with an iron bed she had made and outfitted in a jaunty stripe. For similar fabric, see Summerville Linen Stripe in Ocean by Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
Blue-and-white decor works year-round in any space. Heather used the color pairing outside with a striped tablecloth and cushions, a blue-and-white garden stool, and fresh-picked hydrangea blooms.
“We’ve planted over 100 blue, white, and green hydrangeas in the cutting gardens since we purchased the property.”
Let the captivating spirit of blue-and-white extend to all aspects of your daily life, even the family pets.
“It’s fascinating how a piece of blue-and-white china adds a certain presence or shimmer to a room, as flowers can sometimes do too.” — Editor John Esten in the book Blue & White China
Produced by Amanda Smith Fowler and Ellen S. Padgett | Photography by David Hillegas | Styled by Heather Chadduck Hillegas
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