Shades of Blue, Inc.
Mary Lou Fewell
Craig Mulcahy photo
From draperies to furniture, interior designer Mary Lou Fewell can help you choose everything to make your house a home. Her interior design studio and retail storefront, Shades of Blue, reflects her cool and calm aesthetic approach. She has more than 25 years of experience designing residential and commercial spaces and shares a few thoughts on design. She describes her “perfect” piece of furniture: “A classic frame with a modern twist that can be used in any space and mixed with any style. Versatility is key – you should be able to move a piece from one place to another; a perfect piece can function in a new way each time.”
She tells clients that when they invest in a piece they love, they can keep it forever and never tire of it. Currently, her favorite trends are deep-hued blues. “We’ve been seeing them everywhere,” she says. “Wall color, accessories, textiles and more in shades of navy, lapis and cobalt. We love blue and feel that even though it might be a trend, it will never be out of fashion.”
When she meets with new clients, Fewell first asks them about their lifestyles: “Do they entertain? Do they have children? We have so many materials and fabrics that are family-friendly and easy to clean, so that you don’t have to sacrifice style or a good design for any reason. I want to be sure my clients are comfortable and can be themselves in their home without worry.”
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