Cobalt (or royal) blue has to be one of my favorite colors, both in fashion and decorating settings. The rich tone works well year-round, and has a sophisticated yet fun feeling. I’m not sure I have the nerve to paint a whole room cobalt blue, yet I love the idea of incorporating the color into my life with clothing and smaller home accessories.
The scene: A Louboutin-clad Blake Lively, helping field audience member “design dilemmas” on the Nate Berkus show. A viewer says she LOVES shoes, yet doesn’t know how to organize the giant pile of them that keeps growing in her closet.
Blake- “You should donate them. There is a wonderful charity called blah blah blah that helps needy women prepare for the working world.”
Audience Member- “Girl, I know you did NOT just tell me to give my shoes away???!? Are you crazy?!”
For those of us that are on team audience-member (’cause not all of us are man-eating movie stars whose beautiful shoe collection runneth over), here are some great ways to showcase your prized kicks.
Very little compares to a classic, well-made pair of leather boots: the way each shoe molds to your foot, the scuffs and color variations that add to the leather’s character over time, and most importantly, the satisfaction of knowing your boots will be with you for many seasons to come.