In BOH’s new series On Trend, we’re asking designers to share their favorite of-the-moment finds.
Bold and beautiful, cobalt blue is every bit as energetic in a room as it is elegant. Though integrating the attention-grabbing jewel tone into a space can prove tricky, designer Chad Graci says the rich primary color is a lot more versatile than you might think. “The intensity of cobalt blue belies the fact that it really is such a flexible color,” he tells Business of Home. “It is as at home in luxe, sophisticated spaces as in children’s rooms, lending itself to grand gestures and small pops of color.”
Intrigued, we asked Graci and designers Swati Goorha and Lance Thomas to share their three favorite cobalt-hued pieces and design tips for each.
Courtesy of Chad Graci
CHAD GRACI | GRACI INTERIORS
Graci approaches interiors with glamour and practicality in mind. Using his background in architecture and landscape design, the New Orleans–based designer relies on a mix of classic patterns, eye-catching hues and interesting antiques to bridge the gap between modern and traditional.
Table IKB by Yves Klein at Artware
“I have always loved this table since I first discovered one in Geoffrey Bradfield’s ultra-glamorous New York sitting room. It is the perfect piece that combines art, design and function. This table can complement any design scheme, and the iconic blue works almost anywhere.”
Courtesy of Artware
Art Deco Blue Glass Mirror at 1stDibs
“If you want to make a statement in a traditional interior, these antique mirrors with cobalt blue glass frames do the trick. The color makes this classic shape feel so fresh and current.”
Courtesy of 1stDibs
Cedros Fabric by Jim Thompson Fabrics
“With just the right amount of timeless cobalt blue in the Peacock colorway, Jim Thompson’s Cedros wallcovering hits all the right notes. Whimsy, shimmer and depth create the perfect backdrop for this dash of blue. I love it for a powder room.”
Courtesy of Jim Thompson Fabrics
Courtesy of Swati Goorha
SWATI GOORHA | SWATI GOORHA INTERIOR DESIGN
Best known for her courageous use of color, Goorha strives to strike the balance between bold and sophisticated in the spaces she designs. Drawing inspiration from her global travels, the New Jersey–based designer employs a medley of sumptuous materials, striking patterns and saturated hues to forge a luxe, eclectic look.
Generation Lighting Antonina Floor Lamp at Circa Lighting
“This fabulous floor lamp is a great way to create a statement and …….