Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I just love the way colour has been so skillfully applied in this newly renovated traditional 1934 home in Minneapolis. The bold, assertive and uplifting colour palette, consisting of brilliant fuchsia, gold, citron green, and orange, was inspired by the living room’s original stained-glass windows.
A wonderful balance and harmony in the room was maintained by limiting the strong vibrant colours to the window treatments and furniture upholsteries. The rest of the elements such as the ebony-finished wood and white marble floors, simple black ceiling lamps and the stark, white plaster walls remain neutral but dramatic. (via Chic and Charming)
(above) The fuchsia-and-gold horizontal stripes on the living room’s Louis XVI settee is echoed in the treatment of the windows
(above) The shock of pink in this room plays really well with the black iron table and white plaster walls and marble floors.
(above) The sexy lipstick hue of the dining-room chairs that amplifies the fuchsia accents in the living room is framed like a pretty picture by an elegant archway.
(photographs by Susan Gilmore for Traditional Home)