Poseidon highball glasses from the Czech Republic are mouth-blown, hand-engraved crystal ($230 each; ).
Who Knew: With a wingspan and feather train nearly 60 percent of its total, 8-foot, length, the peacock is one of the world’s largest flying birds.
Roche Bobois’s Volutes console has a solid cherry frame and bronze drawer handles (160?l x 85½?h x 43?d, $7,605; ).
Who Knew: NBC adopted the peacock as its logo in 1956 to reflect the network’s increase in color programming.
Billiani’s Numbers chair is crafted in Italy of solid beech lacquered in blue and comes in digits 0 through 9 ($545; ).
“For drama, include one vibrant peacock-blue piece, such as an oversize chair, in a neutral room.” -- Stephanie Hoppen, author, Choosing Blue (Watson-Guptill)
The hand-tufted, 100 percent linen yarn Fogg rug designed by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg has a subtle shimmer ($95/sq. ft.; ).
Who Knew: Now in Washington D.C.’s Freer Gallery, the Peacock Room, by artist James McNeill Whistler, was originally the London dining room of a wealthy shipowner.
New York interior designer Jamie Drake covered a wall in a Manhattan dining room/office in high-gloss Oasis Blue paint from Benjamin Moore.
“I would pair peacock blue with a poison green and a linen white.” -- Allan Reyes, interior designer
This article was featured in the April 2009 issue.