Friday, 18 January 2008

Color inspiration

As work on our home continues, I have been gathering some extra images of spaces that look like ours, sending positive messages to the skies as to the outcome of our indeavor.

Although colors in this room are on the green side, and our living room is going to be green and red, I like the painting over the sofa (we have a sofa in similar green).
The dining area is going to be blue and white. Our table is natural oak, but I am going to make slipcovers and pillows for the chairs that will have asimilar effect: blue+white+light wood.
(The blue and white Stark rug "creates continuity between kitchen and sitting room, and breaks up a large expanse of floor." )

My entrance will be in earthy red tones. However, I like the idea of a slim comode, mirror and flowers. I also like the runner in the stairs. I want something yellow in the stairs and this looks perfect.
(Urns under table, Hinson & Co. Lee Jofa lamps. Stark stair runner).

Cream, yellow and dark wood for the den.

With a touch of red, since sitting area and den are in open plan space.
(Bolsters on daybed from Charles H. Beckley. Pair of stools from West Elm. Striped chairs are Mitchell Gold through Mrs. Howard. The carpet is Saxony from David Hicks Hexagon House).

I have a dark brown console that will go behind the dining table.
(In a corner of the dining room, a white-painted Chinese-style console table by Whittaker sports a garden of hydrangeas in small silver vases. Turquoise on tinted linen wall fabric from Quadrille. White lantern on wall from Charles Edwards).
Hydrangeas are so elegant and classy!
Red, white and blue for the girls' room. It seems odd to everyoen who hears this, the architect, the paint people, but I think it looks fresh and classic at the same time, and different from the pink and purple, or orange and green color schemes that are all the rage here.

(White table and red chairs from Pottery Barn Kids. Bed linens from Leontine Linens. American flag print by Maureen Andrews for Posh Papier).

All images: House Beautiful. Read relevant article here.

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