Blue Mood: 18 Ways to Bring this Hot Hue Home

Indigo, Cobalt, Monaco Blue... the design world's clearly going through a blue period. Here's an edited selection of must-have picks to get you in the mood -- a blue mood

 

Gorgeous slivers of naturally patterned agate crystal have been reborn as one-of-a-kind coasters. Each 4” beauty has been polished to reveal its own unique ringed design. Nature at its finest...

Get it now: Agate Coasters, $59 for a set of 4 at westelm.com

 

Let your light shine! This lovely seeded glass pendant lamp features a teardrop shape that gradually fades from saturated sea blue to crystal clear (revealing the bulb inside). Made in India, it comes with an 8' silver mesh cord for dangling wherever a little illumination is needed.

Get it now: Annie 1 Light Pendant, $219 at ballarddesign.com  

 

Gift this adorable Asian-inspired teapot to your most adored confidant -- Koi fish do symbolize love and friendship, after all. The sturdy stoneware design also features a handsome bamboo handle for an extra touch of the exotic.

Get it now: Blue Koi Fish Teapot, $19.99 at worldmarket.com  

 

Never mind the evil eyes! Your friends are just jealous of your super cool blue Potluck Baker. Perfect for family dinners and group gatherings, the stoneware dish is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe, and comes with space for its very own wooden spoon (useful for beating off would-be thieves).

Get it now: Blue Potluck Baker, $19.99 at worldmarket.com 

 

Set your favorite 5" pillar aflame in this stunning cerulean glass cylinder. The dazzling artisan-crafted hurricane features a hand-carved texture that creates a dazzling light show sure to awe onlookers.

Get it now: Cartagena Hurricane, $99.95 at crateandbarrel.com 

 

Flaunt your favorite blossoms in this petal-crowned vase. Carved from imported stoneware, the petite beauty comes rimmed with its own artful floral arrangement.

Get it now: Carved Bouquet Vase, $24 at anthropologie.com 

 

We love sparkle in unexpected places! This shimmering squared glass and iron doorknob -- in dazzling blue, no less -- adds a jewel-toned touch to any entryway.

Get it now: Diamond Cut Doorknob, $38 at anthropologie.com 

 

There’s no shortage of potential adoptees for this English bulldog. Designed to evoke Victorian-era designs and illustrations, the petite pillow gets is unusual color from cobalt-hued water based inks on organic cotton fabric. (The stuffing is unsexy polyester). Can I get a woof, woof?

Get it now: English Bulldog Small Pillow, $42.50 puremodern.com 

 

Blanca is so boring. Instead, accent one of your walls with exotically patterned paper. Printed on non-woven fleece with a fab feather-stencil finish, the design is part of a special collection of next-gen wallpapers that are easier to handle and hang than the icky, sticky stuff of yore.

Get it now: Feather WallSmart Wallpaper, $110 at puremodern.com 

 

Picture a bounty of blue perched on a shelf, gathered on a coffee table or nestled on a nightstand. West Elm’s hand blown collection of glass vases (shiny outside, opaque in) come in squat, straight, round, elongated shapes in subtly different hues that are so pretty the flowers will weep.

Get it now: Flared Glass Gift Vases, starting at $19 at westelm.com

 

In ancient China, stone dog statues were dispatched to stand sentry outside of important structures. In modern times, you can post this fetch-ing pedestalled ceramic pair to a shelf to watch over your precious things. They're arf-ully cute.

Get it now: Foo Dogs Set, $58 at cwonder.com 

 

Is this a functional dish mat or an abstract work of art? We think it’s a bit of both, since Jorre van Ast's swirling, plastic contoured design features multiple levels and heights allowing water to drain easily, and looks absolutely amazing on your kitchen counter.

Get it now: Geo Dish Drainer, $48 at aplusrstore.com 

 

Need a boost in the bedroom? With a glass base propping up a light diffusing, decorative fabric shade, IKEA's two-toned table lamp hits the perfect "blue" note.

Get it now: LJUSÅS UVÅS Table lamp, $39.99 at ikea.com 

 

Sometimes a tray is just a tray. Other times, it's a brilliantly patterned interpretation of an artist's take on urban Finnish gardens. Which do you think this 18" melamine-coated Marimekko one is?

Get it now: Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha Tray, $82 at crateandbarrel.com

 

Good design is in the details, and the simple parallel lines of pearl-like strands elevate Zafferano's petite bowl from “so what?” to stunning. Deceptively durable (i.e. totally dishwasher safe), the hand-blown glass beauty comes in assorted candy shades -- including this deep, delightful shade.

Get it now: Perle Bowl, $55 at apartment48.com

 

Get tangled up in blue! Anthropologie’s lushly textured Quilla collection includes tucked-and-pleated voile Twin, Queen and King duvet covers, plus with assorted shams for bedding down in style. You’ll definitely want to sleep in.

Get it now: Quilla Bedding, starting at $78 at anthropologie.com

 

Get your fruit on with this polished bamboo bowl. Stack red and golden apples for a fun primary colored centerpiece. Or, use the slick pick to serve up cool salads and hot dishes of all kinds (the lacquer is completely food-safe).

Get it now: Tapered Lacquer Bowl, $38 at cwonder.com
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