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Blue and White

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James Andrew at David Duncan Antiques. Photo Lars Stephan.

I love a fresh blue and white palette. Its a classic scheme with universal appeal and you’ll often find me using it in my interior design work – in fact I’m just now creating an uber chic take on this color scheme for a new client of mine. I’ve turned to David Duncan for a few select items as he always has the most stylish and fabulous offerings. Happily for me, I found all that I needed here to get my new design off to a most brilliant start!


A pair of Neo Classical style open armchairs in silver gilt upholstered in a gorgeous blue ikat. At David Duncan Antiques.

 A custom made wool carpet with draped garland en grisaille border against a blue background by American maker V'Soske.

A custom made wool carpet with draped garland en grisaille design against a blue background by American maker V'Soske. At David Duncan Antiques.

Etagere at David Duncan Antiques.

Etagere at David Duncan Antiques.

A five-tier French Directoire style etagere (right) to hold masses of blue and white delft porcelain – I’m using blue and white delft throughout the room, including the pair of very large covered jars that are flanking me in the photo at top – Duncan even has a chandelier composed of Blue and white delft porcelain that is quite tempting.

Sitting amongst the stunning collection I’ve culled from Duncan’s treasures (at top), I’m wearing a dusty pale blue suede biker jacket, pale blue cashmere turtleneck, and blue, gray, black and forest green check wool/cotton pants all by Gucci, black leather “windsor” loafers by Yves Saint Laurent, forest green leather gloves by Sermoneta – my fragrance is “Windsor” by Creed. Photo Lars Stephan.


  1. Dean says:


    What a great post ! You look so soigne’ and elegant.

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. I love it, James! I love the urn next to you!

  3. ken anderson says:

    “Every day I find it harder and harder to live up to my blue china.”

    Oscar Wilde

  4. Christian Fuchs says:

    blue and white are my favorite colors for decoration, you look very good surrounded by all these magnificent objects!



  5. Freiin von Spiering says:

    Mein lieber James,

    Ich hoffe es geht Dir besser, Du siehst super aus, blau und weiss stehen Dir super gut!

    Alles Liebe

    Marie F v S

  6. Monaco Girl says:

    Hello Darling,

    How are you? I love the chairs! Blue is always good!


    Monaco Girl

  7. Absolutely in Love says:

    Absolutely lovely, you look really handsome!

  8. Christiane von Könemann says:

    David Duncan Antiques hat anscheinend sehr schöne Sachen, ich liebe Porzellan, besonders wenn es blauweiss ist!

    Liebste Grüsse aus Deutschland

    Deine Christiane

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  10. Pearl Hammond says:

    Wow the etagere is really beautiful, I want it!

  11. Lil´Lilly says:

    I take the chairs!

  12. Duchess of Decorating says:

    What a coincidence! I am decorating one town house in these two colors!

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  14. Edie B. says:

    Wow, my cats and racoons would love the etagere!

  15. Sabrina Johnson says:

    amazing carpet!

  16. SQUI says:

    Love the vases and you blend so well!

  17. Lilian says:

    Epic !
    These vases blue patterns could be on your sweater 🙂

  18. Dean says:


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