All American Design with House of Turquoise

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To kick off our very exciting month of guest bloggers, I bring you one of my favorite bloggers, Erin of the incredible House of Turquoise.  Here’s Erin’s voyage into the idea of All-American Design.  Enjoy!  Tobi

As a long-time fan of Tobi’s work, I’m both honored and delighted to be here today! I’m Erin from the blog House of Turquoise, where I share photos of fabulous rooms featuring big and small doses of my favorite blue-green colors. When Tobi told me about the “All-American” theme for July, I knew I wouldn’t be showing you guys much red, white and blue. In fact, this kitchen below was the first image that popped in my head!

Reminiscent of the 1950’s kitchens and diners in America, this space designed by Jane Coslick and photographed by Richard Leo Johnson has been my dream vacation home ever since I saw it in Coastal Living. There’s a lot of vintage-love happening here with the soda fountain barstools, the reproduction pendant lighting from Schoolhouse Electric, and the fabulous turquoise stove and refrigerator from Elmira Stove Works.

The front porch is a cultural icon in America. It seems everyone has a fond memory of sitting back, talking, and rocking the day away on a porch…I know I do! What’s better than an old-fashioned porch swing?? How about a swinging porch bed overlooking the ocean! This one designed by Carter Kay and photographed so beautifully by J. Savage Gibson is spectacular! Check it out at MyHomeIdeas. Anyone else craving a mint julep right about now??

I’m sure almost as many Americans have crawled in the back of a pickup truck at some point. Granted probably not as quite as pretty of a pickup as this one photographed by Aaron Delesie for Style Me Pretty! I can’t imagine a more cozy place to settle in for a picnic or cuddle up for a drive-in movie!

Lastly it doesn’t get any more All-American than the broad stripes and bright stars of the American flag! This shingle style home photographed by Hiya Papaya looks like it belongs out on the east coast, when in fact it’s land-locked in the middle of Utah. (Tour the inside of the home on my blog.) I absolutely love the door and shutters painted Benjamin Moore’s Wythe Blue!

I hope you guys enjoyed my interpretation of “All-American”! For more turquoise inspiration, check out House of Turquoise! Thanks a million for having me, Tobi!

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9 Responses to All American Design with House of Turquoise

  1. Tobi,

    You chose the right person to be here! Erin is amazing and I couldn’t love more this post! It’s perfect!

    Wishing you both a fun long weekend!


    Luciane at

  2. Mustang Sally says:

    Hi Erin! As one of your most devoted fans, I want to be the first to wish you a great 4th of July holiday. This a a great post for us turquoise lovers. This lovely home in Utah is absolutely my favorite of all time.


  3. Marsha says:

    Ditto on…a fan of Tobi’s work. Nice selections for your All-American Design, Erin.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Nice to meet you, Erin. Loved your All-American take on turquoise. I hope I have a chance to re-create that truck moment. How much fun would that be?

  5. Jane Coslick says:

    Hi There Erin,
    Thanks for sharing the fun kitchen that I did at tybee island. I love seeing all the wedding photos and I tried to comment. The pinks of the flowers and the turquoise of the brides maids with your beautful dress were so beautiful.Hopefully I will come to the next convention .I would love to meet you both.

  6. Jane Coslick says:

    Ps. I love the truck photo so much.

  7. sharon says:

    Gorgeous blog! I’m already a fan of House of Turquoise, and now a fan of Tobi’s Blog. So glad you brought me here, the photos are gorgeous and I’m a true believer in doing things a little out of the box so why not do an all American theme that’s not red, white and blue? Love it!

  8. pretty pink tulips says:

    I want to move in NOW! That house is SO charming….and that porch swing. I’d be swinging the day away!

    xo Elizabeth

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