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Crazy for Cobalt

A true-blue fact about design is that trends in interiors and fashion often coincide. The two worlds are similar in so many ways; both work with fabric, color, shape, tone and even practicality. So when Katie Holmes graced the red carpet at the 2011 Emmys wearing this sophisticated Calvin Klein frock in stunning Yves Klein Blue, it rekindled our love for this bold hue and inspired us to revisit it.

Katie Holmes at the Emmy's

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So, thanks to Mrs. Tom Cruise, we have pulled together some of our favorite nursery pieces in the lovely shade of cobalt. Girls, don’t be fooled—cobalt blue can be used in a girl’s nursery as well…just pair it with a lighter shade of peach or even lavender.

Cobalt Nursery Collage

1. DucDuc Austin Crib 2. Linvin Little Queen of Love Child’s Armchair 3. Large Blue Anthropomathy, original painting by Yves Klein 4. The New Traditionalists Savannah Changer 5. Linvin Little Prince of Love Child’s Ottoman 6. Robert Abbey Piero Marine Blue Floor Lamp

About the author
Little Crown Interiors - the creative design duo of Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco - is SoCal’s “Go-To” interior design firm for elite nurseries and childrens’ rooms. With over 80 gorgeous projects under their designer belts, Naomi and Gerri have captured the imagination of parents and press alike, thanks to Naomi’s innovative, color-fabulous, and ultra efficient design skills combined with Gerri’s instinctive approach to each new Mom’s needs.
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  • Richa

    Gorgeous color. In fact I think this shade is better suited for a girl’s room than a boys. It has too much drama to fit in a boys room ( except the changer, perhaps)!

  • Melisa

    I loved Katie in that color too. And now I love that blue! Nice.

  • avalon

    Cobalt blue is a bright and daring color. Not many can pull it off. But I really love this shade especially if paired with white. Reminds me of Santorini, Greece.


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