Periwinkle-Color of the Month

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The wonderfully flexible hue, Periwinkle,  is the Jigsaw Design team’s color choice of the month.  While it’s true color is a bit debatable, it spans the spectrum between slightly blue and  barely purple.  This color’s range is vast and can be interpreted to fit almost any style.

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Our favorite slant on the blue side of periwinkle is Periwinkle Dream by Valspar.


…and Periwinkle by Dunn Edwards on the lavender side of periwinkle.

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This delightfully cheerful color is not just for little girl bedrooms anymore.  It can be light and beachy for your coastal retreat, or dramatic for a sexy city abode.  A lively place to try the color is the dining room, and one can see how the hue blends seamlessly into the different design styles below.  From a circular space in the Parisian apartment with dramatic red contrasting chandeliers,  to the coastal and traditional side of the multifaceted color; this refreshing color works beautifully in all scenarios.

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peri dining chairs and curtains

peri dining hexagon chairs

Play up layers of pinks, purples and even teal in the living room for color filled spaces that intrigue.

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peri walls teal room

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The Periwinkle shade can also create a soothing affect perfectly fitting for the bedroom.  The soft periwinkle linens in the cottage style bedroom are the ideal bed companion.  We are also loving the p X Ottoman chairs in the traditional room with faintly painted walls.

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Make a splash in the kitchen with an updated look for your cabinets or surprise guests upon arrival with a welcoming  Periwinkle front door.

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peri front door

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Want to try to the color trend, but your feeling a little fickle?  Jigsaw’s quick fix recommendations to get the look without a big commitment:

The Gia Lamp in light blue available at Bungalow 5 is a great choice, or simply add a few throw pillows and art work into the mix.  We love the framed Agate photograph in periwinkle colors, and the Lulu DK fabric Chant is great for the wall or as a textile.

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periwinkle agate paiting

Lulu DK Chant Fabric peri


peri lilac throw pillows

For more information on color trends and items in this post, please reach us by commenting or by contacting a designer on the Jigsaw Design Group website  Please be sure to like us on Facebook and don’t forget to subscribe!

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Architectural Trend-Arched Windows and Doors

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Gazing out over the Agean from an arched window or doorway is the quintessential scene while on holiday in Greece.  Brining this dreamy vacation style of architecture into the home is a trend that we embrace at Jigsaw and in this post we will explore the many different ways to express this classic look.

We will start with the arched door:

Arched entranceways with full and glass panels allow light to pour into a room, and blur the lines between indoors and out.

arch glass door

The arched window:

Round top windows are a classic style that adds interest and character to any space.  The options are vast with the round top window either opening with a push out French casement,  double hung or hardware push out as seen just below in descending order.


double hung arched window

push out arch

The arched shower:

Creating a personal retreat in the master bath is taken a step further with an arched show door.  A traditional curved arch will suit most homes, but get creative with a Moroccan or Spanish shape if it compliments your style.

Arch Shower vintage look

2011 Idea House, Escondido, Horseshoe Bay, TX

The alcove:

An arched alcove can take on many forms from a small top-lit gallery style down a long hallway, or above a sink in the bath or kitchen could add that perfect touch to this timeless design detail.

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arch vanity

The arch is a clever way to add architectural interest to any room.  For more information or tips on using arches in your space simply leave a comment or contact a designer on the Jigsaw Design Group website.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and be sure to like us on Facebook and Google+!


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