Design: Blue Pagoda

Drew here, so excited to share a short art history insight with you today.

This beautiful watercolor print, having roots in China and a recurring theme in European art styles since the 17th century, has been a popular design symbol in America throughout the decades. Most consist of peaceful gardens and whimsical imagery.

The particular blue pagoda is quite striking. It can be seen in wallpaper, bedding, art and decor. There are so many outstanding and unusual pieces of porcelain and china in these patterns that are invaluable works of art on display. From the most humble of cottages to the most royal palaces over thousands of years, these are some of our most priceless examples of design.

Have a look at the modern approach we've taken with blue pagoda today:











                  






-post by drew humphries



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16 comments

  1. Lovely post Drew. I wasn't a blue fan growing up, but now I love it! It's so versatile.

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  2. So gorgeous! I love a pretty design :) Lovely post.
    xoxo
    CoverGirl + Converse

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  3. Nice post! Love the mirror!

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  4. I love the blues ~ so beautiful!!

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  5. The color is so hot.. all looks so pretty.

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  6. I did not know this print
    Love blue pagoda!

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  7. I always liked either a gray or teal colored scheme interior but your post makes me really want to try out blue. And it actually looks very beautiful!

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  8. I see the same mirror in RED for sale on CL.. for $400.00http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/fuo/3046413206.html

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  9. Love this pattern! I love the blue and white, but could see it used with bright colors in design as well! Lovely!

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  10. It's definitely a classic one that never dates. Love this post.
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  11. In love!
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  12. You always find the best items!! Love love love your blog

    xx,
    Mary

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  13. I guess it's not just for dishware anymore. I love the large scale wall detail.

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  14. I am so sad that we don't have Zara home in the US! :(

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  15. I love the Pagoda mirror!! Actually the whole blue and white palette. It's such a classic combo and it's always fresh!!

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  16. Never knew that this design was called blue pagoda. I have seen porcelain dishes, plates, removable wall stickers, decor pieces etc in this design.

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