Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Pale Yet Colourful

Sometimes I think people are under the impression that I only create very bright and colourful rooms however, this isn't the case.  I thought I would post this room today as it is one I recently finished for a client who wanted a bit of colour but also wanted a more formal and sophisticated look.  I love the palette we selected for this room and the curtains with the orange banding turned out just as I had hoped.  We worked with all of the existing pieces of furniture and just added cushions, curtains, lamps and recovered the ottoman.  It's amazing how these few things have completely changed/improved the look of the room.  Now we just need to hunt for a beautiful painting for behind the sofa...

56 comments:

Nat @ dear little house said...

I love the cushion assortment, matchy-matchy cushions are boring!

Shannon Fricke said...

love those curtains Anna,
Beautiful
Sx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Great job, Anna. I like how the orange banding is subtly echoed in the lampshade.

Samantha said...

Oh Anna this room is so beautiful. I love it.

Brown Paper & String said...

It's perfection Anna. x

Gild and Grace said...

This is divine Anna! Loving that ottoman and the colours you've used on the curtains. Abbey x

Macarena - Chic et Posh said...

Congrats Anna, this rooms is stunning! I love the color palette chosen and the posh detail of orange in the frames of the curtains and the lamp. This is indeed an absolutely beautiful decor! XoXo

Shell Sherree said...

Gorgeous, Anna. Gentle and elegant, with little touches of playfulness.

pve design said...

Love to send you something for that wall. A goldfish swimming in a large bowl of aqua waters....
Room looks gorgeous.
pve

meenal bishnoi said...

it's beautiful..not as bright as what one would call your signature look..but your touch is still unmistakable! have a lovely day, anna..do check out some fabulous finds on my blog when you have a moment..xx meenal

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

Wow...the drapes are great and I love the casual yet elegant vibe. Can't wait to see the art you find! -Ann

Kelly Green said...

Those curtains are beautiful! KG x

jlonit said...

Just beautiful. This reminds me of the work you were doing when I first discovered your website in 2007.

The enchanted home said...

Wow you really nailed it! This is absolutely stunning, love the balance of light and colors, patterns and textures. Everything from the mix of fabrics on the pillows to the band of orange on the goregous drapes, teh lampshade its a WOW room!!
Great job...love that settee too!
Stop by doing a great giveaway for a gorgeous Kilim bench!!

Michelle McGown Humphrey said...

Love it!

Holly said...

Love this! I've been trying to incorporate a bright color into my living area as well, which is light and neutral. I love the pop of organge!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

O, La, La! Anna!

I'm LOVING this room! I simply can't picture a boring room designed by you. I think you have a "colorful spirit" and its speaks through your work. Even having white walls, this room still feel really happy and that's all you.

Love it.


xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Lovely Home said...

Anna,
As usual I'm impressed with your projects!

Yours sincerely (:

Patrycja

I Dream Of said...

This is gorgeous and definitely my kind of room. I love the orange framing the window treatments -- the colors look even more vibrant with the soft whites behind them!

Natasha said...

Anna, I think you are right; it's nice to see a more subdued design from you, equally as pretty, if you ask me!
I posted a wonderful White House with pops of color, that I think you might be interested in looking at if you have time....

Northern Light Blog

robyn said...

Funny even though it's neutral I can see your aesthetic, it's something about your choice of prints that transcends color. I look at your blog weekly and I'm used to seeing lots of color, yet this is very soothing and beautiful as well.

robyn

boluxe.wordpress.com

Leah H. Grier said...

I ADORE the curtains!

Fiona said...

This is beautiful! I love neutral and am always hunting inspiration about good ways of injecting colour and character. This room has both, I love it!

Yer Cinnamon Girl said...

No matter what you do I love it!

Amanda* said...

LOVE the accents!

April Robinson said...

Well, this room is still pretty colorful but you're right. You have it balanced with more muted shades like the sofa and that great rug. I like it - very restful.

April Robinson
Flooring Expert Lady

Dianne said...

Oh Anna, how I wish I lived closer. I am an artist in N.C. USA
I would love to paint something custom for that space if distance were no problem. :(
You have many wonderful artist featured all the time, I know you will find the perfect painting. It thrills me that you appreciate art so much!

www.designfabulous.com said...

THose curtains make the room. REALLY! Love them! You are so right sometimes the contrast of soft colors with bold accents makes a bigger statement than all bold colors. Always love your designs.

la la Lovely said...

So gorgeous, Anna. As always, I love your work!
xo Trina

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

The orange banding on those curtains is perfect - they bring such energy to this space. Would love to see it with the painting, as well!

inkala images said...

this is, indeed, absolutely beautiful!

Ingrid x

Stylelinx said...

This is so calming, I love the colors (Or lack there of, as you said) And that adorable settee is a "gotta have" piece!

Marissa said...

The assortment of colors is beautiful! I especially love the pillows. It's a subtle splash of color, not too much but just enough!

xx
Marissa

http://tastesandstyle.blogspot.com

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love, love, love it!

Debra Turner said...

I like the touches of color in this room. Overall, it has a calm and clean look. Peaceful in a word.

Samantha Kay said...

This is the perfect little room for me... I need you to come recreate it! :) Love.

http://samanthakayjewelry.blogspot.com/

marfunai said...

Love your Blog!

Claudia Lane said...

What a gorgeous palette you have created Anna, love it. It's sophisticated but still fun...magical!
Claudia xo

white flower farmhouse said...

My favorites: Muted colors.

Love what you've done with the pillows and soft-touches to the room. Good luck finding a perfect wall-piece (I'm still looking for mine).

katiedid said...

Just another one of your Absolutely Beautiful Interiors Anna! I just love what you do. Fresh, pretty and fun!

Rack and Sack said...

Gorgeous use of color! http://rackandsack.blogspot.com

annie said...

So beautiful! Love all the mismatched cushions, somehow they all look perfect together. And those lampshades....LOVE them!

Katie Elizabeth said...

This is such a cool room. I never thought some of these colors would go together so well. Great design!


xo katie elizabeth
ohheyylife.blogspot.com

Cecilia said...

Definitely a very soothing calm palette - and so pretty with the orange and pink pops of color. Those curtains are a defining feature! I loving seeing this aesthetic of your work!

Hannah said...

Those curtains are gorgeous! And the pattern on those pillows make me want to go textile shopping.

Thanks for sharing!
xoxo Hannah
Heaps of Dreams

Gracefully Vintage said...

Perfectly Described..
Love the sette under the mirror-and Love how the Beautiful Chandelier reflects in the mirror as if it is the artwork..
Thanks for Sharing Inspiration with images..
Karryann

Sarah said...

Love the pillows, I just did something similar in my living room and LOVE it.

-Sarah
@DearSarah

Kate said...

Love the colours, so beautiful! Thank for the inspiration ;)

Kate
http://fudgygoodness.blogspot.com/

Kate Lewis said...

i love your grays/greens/blues with the splash of orange. and, i know just the perfect painting...late morning brunch :)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

So pretty and fresh. Love all the pale aqua. Oh, and your new blog update is fantastic!

Guiomar C. Rezende do Carmo said...

I loved it! Your pictures inspire me!!!
From Brazil,
Guiomar

Once Upon a Tulip said...

I love that chandelier! All very sophisticated with pops of color...

designchic said...

How lovely...such a pretty room. Adore the color palette!

Jules said...

Fabulous post!! I'm loving the bright pops of color used in the living room of this home, beautiful:)

Xoxo-Julie

www.bellemaison23.com
www.modernchichome.com

Bunny from Couleur Nature said...

Love, love, love this couch and those pillows. Makes me want to curl up with a book. . .

Bunny from Couleur Nature
www.couleurnature.com/couleurblog

Amanda said...

Amazing drapes! I mean, really!