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Inspiring blue -Ringing in autumn with a last long look at summer

As the saying goes: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” and yes, I am still trying to figure out when exactly mice have become known for their cunning strategies and precise planning, but that aside, I really did want to welcome in the first days of autumn with an inspiring story board of autumnal colors. And then, my eyes kept being drawn to blues.

The Margaret McCurry designed home on Lake Michigan

Blues seems to be the one color that can stimulate and calm at the same time as in the example above. The Margaret McCurry designed home on Lake Michigan (via Architectural Digest) is at once a real eye opener and cool and soothing. So I suppose autumn will have to wait another week while I take one last glance at summers favorite shades.

An ideal reflective material.

The perfect basis for clean, crisp patterns

Playful and bubbly, by Refer + Staer

A stunning accent – evoking the spirit of a hot summer day

And finally an autumn image after all. I am personally a red person and was surprised when I noticed my eye drifting to the rich hues in the images above,  especially when I was so focused on traditional fall colors and then realized that, while blue would usually be categorized as a summer color, it actually accentuates warmer colors and surely every autumn image has to allow for a bit of bright blue sky as a nod to summer days gone by.


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