Blue-Sky Thinking

The colors of a pretty spring day — overhead and underfoot — create an especially refreshing combination, especially with pops of black

LOOK BOOK | color corner



A. Bukhara fabric in Emerald and Peacock, Schumacher, Michigan Design Center, Troy
B. Farrow & Ball St. Giles Blue,
C. Beatrice carpet by Stark, Stark showroom, Troy
D. Gainsborough fabric in Emerald, Schumacher, Michigan Design Center, Troy
E. Pearl River fabric in Sea, Schumacher, Michigan Design Center, Troy
F. Sherwin-Williams’ Blue Plate,
G. Benjamin Moore’s Dream I Can Fly (shown in room photo),
H. Sherwin-Williams’ Freshwater,
I. Missoni Home Viareggio pillow, $410, Neiman Marcus, Troy
J. Washed cotton velvet pillow cover in blue teal, $29, West Elm, Birmingham
K. Mitzi nightstand in Petrol, $129, West Elm, Birmingham

IN THE DETAILS In Unity: Designer Angie Lane created a painting (acrylic on canvas) that has many of the colors in this space. The rug is from Stark Carpet and the bench is from World Market (the bench fabric, Emerald, is from Schumacher). The small, black-and-white floral pillows feature fabric from North Carolina-based “I love all the variety of fabrics you can find at Spoonflower, and (I also love) that you can design your own,” Lane says.



WHEN ANGIE LANE of Tecumseh-based Angie Lane architecture + design, created this dressing room as part of a guest bedroom suite for the Junior League of Detroit’s 2018 Show House in Detroit, her inspiration for the grass-green and sky-blue color palette came from a haute couture, Missoni-designed runway outfit. The dress featured a bright, vivid blue-and-black design, worn with crochet-style gloves featuring bands of green and black around the wrist. Topping it off was a neutral-colored thin belt highlighted with two thin red stripes. “It was fresh, bold, and modern, and exactly what I was going for in this guest suite,” Lane recalls. “I kept the bedroom more relaxed and comfortable, and created a playful, large-scale pattern in the dressing room,” she says. All three rooms maintain the same color scheme, and a blue paint stripe ties them together visually. As for that blue, Lane says it’s the color of Crayola’s sky-blue crayon (Benjamin Moore’s Dream I Can Fly). “It reminds me of those perfect, sunny spring days when the sky is a classic medium blue,” Lane says. alanearchitecturepllc.comBy Megan Swoyer