john reeves cobalt collection

by Grace Bonney

Cobalt is one of those colors I tend to have a love/hate relationship with. There are moments when it feels dated to me for some reason (I have no idea why or what I associate it with to feel that way) and times when it feels like the richest, most beautiful color around. Today I’m feeling the love, and these cobalt lacquered designs from John Reeves are just the ticket. Reeves combined simple, clean walnut forms with cobalt lacquer accents in the form of a desk, shelving unit, dresser and table. I love the desk the most; it would look so nice in a room that needed a strong jolt of color without going overboard on pattern. They’re sadly out of my price range, but they might inspire me to break out some cobalt paint and try adding little pops of blue (instead of my go-to hot pink) on furniture. Click here, here, here and here to check out and shop John’s collection online. xo, grace

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