Sneak Peeks: Feeling Blue—In a Good Way

March 20, 2013

By Maria LaPiana

The color connoisseurs at Pantone have spoken: The spring 2013 forecast calls for a mix of “novel neutrals” and “lights and brights”…a palette that includes Gray Jade, African Violet, Nectarine and the season’s “anchor” color (our personal favorite), Monaco Blue. To find out what the pros think of this soon-to-be ubiquitous hue, you won’t want to miss the spring issue of New England Home Connecticut. In it, we asked three gifted designers—Molly Hirsch of Ridgefield, Elizabeth Brosnan Hourihan of Weston and Judy Fisher of Fairfield—to share with us some exceptional examples of Monaco Blue, in furniture, fabric, accessories and tabletop. Here are just three!


Dunes and Duchess Four-Arm Candelabra. Molly Hirsch calls it “an old-school classic, but with powerful, bold lines.” Wakefield Design Center, Stamford, (203) 358-0818,

Alessandro Albrizzi Trestle Desk by Liz O’Brien.This “hip take on a traditional Campaign desk … is stylish and functional and looks great from all angles,” says Judy Fisher. Holland & Sherry, New York City, (212) 355-6241.


“Soft Wind” by Bernard Chaet. This stunning work, says Elizabeth Brosnan Hourihan, “combines traditional landscape and modern abstraction,” captured brilliantly through the artist’s expressive brushstrokes. Elizabeth Brosnan Hourihan Interiors, Weston, (203) 349-5117.

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