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Navy!!!  Everyone needs a little navy  in their life.  It's a classic color that never goes out of style.  Like I said previously, it is a color that reflects Americana and has been a design staple for centuries.  What I'm loving about navy in 2017 are the different shades available, going big and bold, dark and dramatic or bright and light.

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I decided to take a look at the new location of The Red Poppy in Evansville.  I was blown away with the new space, and her obsession with NAVY throughout the store.  I had to capture a few pictures of my favorite Navy items displayed.  Trust me she had many, many more amazing items in this fabulous store, but Navy was by far the focus.  I can't wait to come back and check out all of the wonderful finds this store has to offer.

Loving this Navy area rug under this amazing rustic dining table.

These Navy pillows are  a perfect pop of color for the beautiful chairs, and of course another amazing Navy area rug to tie it all together.

Tried to get a shot of this beautiful throw blanket, Scarlet wanted to be in the shot.

Navy bags!!!  Great way to incorporate Navy into your wardrobe.

I have had a few friends renovate this past year and NAVY was incorporated in all of them.  Check out these different shades of Navy and ways to use it in your renovations. 

This vanity is one of my all time favorite Navy colors, Gentleman's Grey!  Love, Love how this vanity turned out.  I designed the renovation for this job, but my amazingly talented client found this color and painted this vanity herself.   You go Emily Yaeger, great job!

This blue room is everything!!  Ted and Lisa Ziemer came up with this fabulous idea of painting everything blue.  I love, love, love this room.  It is one of my top 5 favorite spaces.  They used  Gale Force from Sherwin Williams, which is a dark classic Navy.  They complimented the look with a bold, and beautiful plaid carpet and a retro purple/berry colored sofa.  Everything about this room works!

These books are everything! What an amazing collection of the classics, that also adds color and dimension to this blue room.  

The Ziemers also used navy in their son's adorable bathroom.  This vanity is in Down Pour Blue by Sherwin Williams,.  This isn't your traditional dark Navy, but a great option if you don't want to go too dark.  They paired the vanity with a retro style Kohler wall mount sink and classic subway tile, such a fun bathroom.

Finally we have Brad and Jessica Williams' vanity, also in Down Pour Blue.  This must be the color of the year for Evansville.  You wouldn't think this vanity was the same color as the vanity above, but indeed it is.  Jessica's bathroom is a little dark, so using a dark navy would look black.  I think she did a fabulous job choosing this color.  I had my cabinet maker build her this beautiful vanity, which goes perfectly with the gorgeous Greige octagon tile.

Below are some amazing examples of great ways to use Navy:

Painting the exterior of a house Navy, is a definite statement! It's a bold choice, but a beautiful one.

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I think, I mean I know I need a drink form this amazing Navy bar.  The Navy cabinets, paired with a beautiful marble looking double edge quartz, and brass pulls are everything.

 These Navy cabinets look perfect with the herringbone wood floors.  Again, they are paired with the brass hardware, stunning!

How fun is this Navy wallpaper accent wall?  The geometric patterns give a modern feel to a classic color.

Navy and white tile with a Navy vanity and brass hardware; are you seeing a pattern yet?

Navy shiplap!!!  Not sure if I'm more excited about the shiplap or that fresh sign!

Obsessed with this!  I'm loving the Navy wall with the stark white deer head and gold picture!

What a great accent wall for a nursery.  I love how the dark Navy gives contrast within this neutral toned room, beautiful.


I am in love with everything in this picture!  Seriously, the all white walls and detailed moldings pair perfectly with this navy sofa and chairs.  Of course, the brass bird chandelier was a no brainer in this eclectic room, simply perfection.

Here we go again, Navy and brass.  There is no doubt this is a match made in heaven.  These lamps are a great way to add a little navy accent in your room.


I need this rug in my life, like NOW!  The color, texture and relaxed feel would fit perfecly in any room.  NAVY!

I need everything in this picture, head to toe!  These boots are everything, the suede and over the knee look is perfect for fall.

Finally, no one can deny a good Navy blazer, a must have in all wardrobes.  Still waiting for the fall weather to kick in to wear mine.  

And there you go folks, a little Navy in your life can be a game changer.  A classic color with a modern twist is a must have for everyone.  Navy is here to stay, so go and get your Navy on today.

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