Feather Your Nest: Blue Jay

One of the loudest and most colorful birds of eastern back yards and woodlots, the Blue Jay is unmistakable. Intelligent and adaptable, it may feed on almost anything, and it is quick to take advantage of bird feeders. Besides their raucous jay! jay! calls, Blue Jays make a variety of musical sounds, and they can do a remarkable imitation of the scream of a Red-shouldered Hawk. Not always conspicuous, they slip furtively through the trees when tending their own nest or going to rob the nest of another bird.

via Audubon: Guide to North American Birds – Blue Jay

The classic blue and white color scheme of the blue jay is actually really trending right now in the design world, and so this board ties well into the current trends. If you don’t like the idea of revamping your home every 10 or 15 years, then sticking with a classic blue and white palette is a sure winner every time. I also love that blue jay feathers have that distinct black outline, making them look almost painted or inked by an artist.

blue jay

  1. Kyle Bunting produces some of the most beautiful and unique custom rugs in the world, all made from durable cow hide. This particular rug goes perfectly with the blue jay color palette and the movement reminds me of their feisty nature. As an added bonus, they just so happen to be located right here in Austin, Texas!
  2. The metallic vinyl in this chair plays well off of the gray tones in the design as well as the shine of the blue jay’s feathers. It also establishes silver as the dominant metal.
  3. This gorgeous blue tray is also functional.
  4. This handmade glass sculpture piece is called “transparent personality.” I included this in as an edgy and unexpected element. Perhaps I was thinking about bird watching?
  5. The linear lines in this abstract landscape canvas echo the linear patterns in the wings of the blue jay.
  6. I chose this mirror because it is just absolutely gorgeous and has every color in our palette.
  7. Throw pillows are essential to adding comfort to every space, and are a great way to pull different patterns and textures from other areas in the room, such as how the pillow with the larger circles has the same continual movement style as is found in the rug. I won’t lie, custom pillows are one of the most expensive elements in a room, but also one of the most necessary.

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