How to Add Color to Your Home, According to Interior Designers
Begin by thinking about how you're going to use the space, and always consider the light levels.Sam McNally suggests looking at the space and understanding how to use it before starting.Nico WillsSam McNally, co-founder, and director of London-based architectural design and development studio Echlin told Insider that one of the most important ways to think about color is first to consider how you're going to use the space."Really think about the light levels in the room, how you are going to use the space, and whether you are someone that gets bored easily," McNally said."In this case, it might not be worth investing heavily in bright colors or simply recreating something seen on Instagram or in a magazine."
Color of the Month: King's Court
The royal purple in Behr’s King’s Court P560-7 perfectly captures February’s mystical, pensive nature, which is why we’ve selected it as the Color of the Month.King’s Court adds a fresh, bold look to a living room.If purple all around seems too intense, use King’s Court to refresh a flea-market find, such as a Chinese cabinet or even a bookcase.Paint all the walls — or just the one behind the bed — in King’s Court to invoke a mystical, dreamlike mood, perfect for a good night’s sleep.A swath of rich purple on a wall and even the ceiling adds visual interest to a white room.
Best of Boston Home 2023
Best of Boston Home 2023We live in a region where design talent is endless.WallcoveringsStudio 534Beloved by local designers and their satisfied clients alike, the bevy of boutique brands at this Boston Design Center showroom offer wallcoverings to suit every aesthetic.PaintFarrow & BallThe unrivaled quality of Farrow & Ball paint is well worth the trek to the Boston Design Center.Bonus: The showroom, located at the Boston Design Center, always has an extensive inventory of in-stock tile, so you may not have to play the home renovation waiting game.The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including home builders and contractors, interior designers, home accent décor, and more.
Nanoleaf Lines are color-changing, modular LED smart lighting
It’s the latest addition to smart lighting maker Nanoleaf’s ever-growing catalog of modular LED light panels.The new Nanoleaf Lines are ultra-lightweight, color-changing lights in a bar shape.The Lines only work with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi networksNanoleaf Lines are modular light panels that can be mounted on the wall or ceiling.Plus, as with its current lighting panels, Nanoleaf’s Lines can act as a Thread border router to connect its Essentials line of bulbs and light strips to your network without a third-party hub.A screen mirror feature can sync the colors in Nanoleaf Lines to your computer screen.
India Mahdavi Brings a Splash of Color to the High Line
For those familiar with Mahdavi’s work, to say she has a way with color is redundant—the AD100 alum can spin a palette like no other.But it’s in these descriptions that Mahdavi demonstrates her greatest gift: not how she uses color, but how she perceives it.One High Line was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and sits along the Hudson River.Photo: Courtesy of Dbox and One High LineThe developers of One High Line, a luxury mixed-use building in New York’s West Chelsea neighborhood, tapped Mahdavi to design a four-bedroom, 4.5-bath condo on the 27th floor for prospective buyers to tour.Just across the street from One High Line is Frank Gehry’s IAC Building, and two other condo complexes designed by Jean Nouvel and Thomas Heatherwick sit within a one-block radius.
A GUIDE TO CHINOISERIE
The iconic blue and white ginger jar may be the most recognizable chinoiserie piece, but this global design style embraces far more.As trade with Asia flourished in the 17th and 18th centuries, the chinoiserie style soared in popularity.NATURE SCENESBold, whimsical nature scenes with pavilions, birds, and rambling floral motifs are popular in the chinoiserie style.FURNISHINGSThe chinoiserie style can be found on everything from wallpaper to chairs and decorative objects.The blend of elegant European design with intriguing, exotic East Asian artistic traditions is versatile enough to work with every interior design style.
7 colors that go with lavender for a surprisingly modern scheme
Compared to neutral colors like beige, or nature-inspired green, does lavender really have as much range?‘Lavender is known for being a calming color that represents tranquility,’ says Californian interior designer Sarah Rosenhaus (opens in new tab).I wouldn’t avoid any particular color with lavender, but I would be cautious of using hues that are too bright or primary.‘I find it challenging to pair lavender with vibrant warm colors like red and yellow,' says Lisa Frantz.‘When pairing lavender with a metal, we love using polished nickel,’ says Ashley Macuga.
Mansion decorated in fly '90s style listed for sale
A six-bedroom, 7,252-square-foot home is listed for approximately $800,000 in Waterford, Michigan, featuring 1990s decor and pink, purple and turquoise color schemes throughout.Mark Z PropertiesThe mansion, which sits on Cass Lake, includes a home theater and an indoor pool.A six-bedroom, 7,252-square-foot home is listed for approximately $800,000 in Waterford, Michigan, featuring 1990s decor and pink, purple and turquoise color schemes throughout.Mark Z Properties"It makes it a more challenging sale because of the decor," Mark Z said.A six-bedroom, 7,252-square-foot home is listed for approximately $800,000 in Waterford, Michigan, featuring 1990s decor and pink, purple and turquoise color schemes throughout.