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Inspired by: Nairobi Blue

2014 March 4
by Staff

Since the Oscars aired on Sunday, there seems to be a bit of an obsession on the best-dressed list: Lupita Nyong’o’s Prada gown, in a stunning shade of pale, icy blue. I’m no Joan Rivers, but this could be one of those dresses we’re still talking about in 10 years, a la Gwentyh Paltrow’s pink princess gown in 1999 or Julia Robert’s Vintage Valention ensemble in 2001.

My favorite part about this dress was the color: just slightly pastel without being saccharine. Nyong’o told one Mr. Ryan Seacrest she chose the color because it reminded her of Nairobi, her hometown in Kenya. Love it! Naturally, the internets have celebrated by dubbing the shade “Nairobi Blue,” and I have a feeling the obsession with the hue has only just begun.

They say home design follows fashion trends, so while Nairobi blue is still enjoying its red carpet moment, we went digging to find a few pieces to celebrate it. Check them out below:

Nairobi Blue Inspiration

1.Capri 1 Pendant By Jonathan Adler 2. Discoco Pendant By Marset 3. Modele Pendant By Tech Lighting 4. PH 50 Pendant By Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen 5. Medusa Chandelier By Nigel Coates for Slamp 6. AJ Table Lamp By Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen 7. Only Me Mirror By Philippe Starck for Kartell 8. Eames Elephant By Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra 9. Mini-Isis Cylinder Wall Sconce By LBL Lighting 10. Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair By Charles & Ray Eames for the Herman Miller Collection

 

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