Clinton Ross Smith: Getting the Blues

June 14, 2011

Chalk it up to the sea, the shore or just the season there's never a better time to reconsider blue than the summertime. With the official start of summer exactly seven days away, here are a few things that I find simply irresistible: Donghia's Luna hand-blown Venetian glass chandelier in graphite adds a dose of cool glamour to any hot space. (To the trade.)

 

Circa Lighting's tall Shore Line table lamp with natural paper shade is a timeless classic.

 

Kate Spade' Sag Harbor Stripe water glass in navy is perfect for al fresco entertaining for two or twenty!

 

Looking for a clever way to incorporate a nautical motif without being kitschy? Lulu DK's Rope fabric in navy is your answer.

 

Thibaut's Oriental Toile wallpaper in blue on blue adds an air of exoticism to any space.

 

Having a case of the blues is a good thing if it comes in the form of Vermilion's handmade needlepoint Majolica Blue rug.

 

Clinton Ross Smith is the editorial director of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, the city's only monthly home and garden magazine. Under his leadership, the title has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including a Gold GAMMA for Best Design from the Magazine Association of the Southeast. In 2006, he was personally awarded the Media Award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Georgia Chapter.