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Courtney Barnes

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ABOUT  | Courtney Barnes is the editor of Style Court, a blog dedicated to textiles, history, art, design, and a little mental traveling.... it's one of our few must-reads.

I love sleeping under these loose flowering branches. The fabric is John Robshaw's Pushpa linen in aqua and I got the idea for the laid-back, summery canopy from the Domino book (how to do an unstructured canopy).

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My walls are a smudge-y aqua, too. It's a great color to live with, I think, because it works almost like a neutral. Right now I'm playing up the blue mood with one small shot of Peter Dunham's Kashmir Paisley in tea/peacock - a slouchy, inviting pillow - but I can easily change the look by substituting something in the violet family, or a crushed-berry-red, or a leafy-green, etc. - all colors seem to pair well with this aqua.

Other textiles in the room are: white on white seersucker curtains; a small Persian rug with a navy ground; and John Robshaw stitched shams and a coverlet.

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