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7 Colorful Pieces for a Bright New Year

Jim Thompson No. 9 fabricAlthough it is cold and snowy here in New York, my wish for you is a very bright 2014! So here are some colorful items to inject energy and joy into your home this year:

Who doesn’t love a swivel chair? Company C makes them in every possible hue:

company c collection charleston swivel chairs

The ultimate boho chic ottoman, by Ronna Griest for Massoud Furniture:

Ronna Griest Ottoman 7038 Massoud Furniture

 The Zoia cabinet from Horchow could work as a media console, a buffet table or beside a bed:

horchow zoia console

Check out the incredible color and pattern on this Stacy Garcia carpet. It is meant for hotels, but I’d use it as a staircase runner:

stacy garcia Mod Market carpet for Durkan

This headboard by John Robshaw is divine, in your choice of one of his beautiful Indian fabrics:

john robshaw headboard

Gorgeous dishes from Anna’s Palette, from Anna Weatherley, are made to mix-and match:

annas palette anna weatherleys porcelain

The No. 9 fabric collection from Jim Thompson (on the chair below, and on the furniture at the top of the post) is full of Asian-influenced patterns in bold color combinations:

No_9 Thompson ABRACADABRA

May the year ahead be full of joy, happiness, and lots of color!

 

January 2, 2014   No Comments

Colorful Beach House Project

I’m currently working on the interiors of a charming beach house for a young family who has a love of color. Here is what I’ve pulled together so far…

Inspirations:

I think the use of color in this seaside home is wonderful (from New York Spaces magazine).  Since my clients are urban New Yorkers, I think the home should be a relaxed and beachey, but also a little funky and unexpected.

In Feng Shui, the shape of the octagon represents balance. I’d love to use this coffee table from Room Service  in the living room…

 along with a fabulous tufted sofa in burnt orange velvet. (If you are familiar with Feng Shui and want to bring “Earth” element remedy into your home — which is grounding and comforting — this is a perfect color.)

In the dining room (or maybe the screened porch) I’m starting with this fixture from Curry & Co. (The turquoise blue beading represents the “Water” element in Feng Shui – good for abundance.)

                   It would be great over a simple zinc table like this from Home Decorators. (Zinc is a good “Metal” remedy and protects health.)

This festive bamboo dinnerware from Viva Terra  fits beautifully (and in Feng Shui, its a nice “Wood” remedy – health):

For the kids playroom,  I am considering the classic Mah Jong modular seating from Roche Bobois – comfy and cool.

My clients recently had a baby girl, and based on her birthday, her Feng Shui element is “Fire”. Therefore, the best colors for her room are fire-tones of red, purple or hot pink. This bed  is perfect. (Yes its big, but she can grow into it)! 

 For the kids rooms, the eco friendly Indi B kids rugs are so sweet and totally safe:

 I would like to turn a small space at the top of the stairs into a reading nook something like this (by Ann Wolf):

Check back for Part 2 of this project, including colorful outdoor furniture, and great accessories for the bathroom and kitchen.

If you have any “bright” ideas to offer, feel free to share!

 

May 30, 2012   6 Comments