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LIVING ROOM DESIGN - USING BRIGHT COLORS

Updated: Oct 14, 2018


I am incredibly in love with interiors that utilize color as a form of expression. It is so inspiring to walk into an interior that uses bright, popping colors as accents and focal pieces. With contemporary designs becoming more contrasting, we are seeing a lot of pieces, that are not only loud with color, but also dramatic in shape and details. The reading nook I designed was inspired by my favorite piece, the Proust Geometrica, which I wanted to use as the focus of the space. The decision to use the Noguchi coffee table was made because of its simple design and neutral colors, which I paired with a simple lambskin rug. The chandelier was chosen to draw the eyes up vertically as well as draw more attention to the chair through the use of the lighting. The choice of using the Polyanthus Primrose on the table was made in order to to accentuate the blue and yellow tones, and bring just a little bit of attention to the understated Noguchi table, while still allowing the main focus to be the spectacular Proust Geometrica.



Proust Geometrica

My absolute favorite piece, the Proust Geometrica chair was designed by Alessandro Mendini. It's beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted on its wood frame, matching the multicolored upholstery. If I could design every space that needed a pop of color, I would use this chair every time. I love that Mendini used classical italian design and incorporated contemporary patterns and bright colors to create a beautifully unique focal piece. I have never seen anything like it, and I am absolutely in love with this chair!


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Noguchi Table


Isamu Noguchi has designed a spectacular piece in the Noguchi Table. Seemingly simple in its design, it's organic shapes and rounded edges make one feel like you have a sculpture in the center of your living room. I have always been very careful with sculpture pieces, as they often have no use other than for aesthetic purposes, but this table is both artistically pleasing and useful.


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Nova Chandelier


This beautiful Chihuly inspired chandelier is a unique lighting fixture with about 60 hand-blown glass spirals. Another piece that combines utility with artistic beauty, it is a great piece to add a pop of color to an interior space you want to really stand out. In a space that has a lot of bold colors, I thought it was the perfect piece to give verticality to the bright colors and draw the eyes up.

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Helga Brauer

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