Feeling Foggy? Turn On Your Brights!

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Talk about the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums! This interiors shoot from the January 2009 issue of British House and Garden is simply the most stunning I have seen in a long while. I wish you could see these images in person, as the digital renditions just don’t do the colors justice. I highly recommend picking up your own copy for this serious feast of eye candy! Apropos to my color predictions for 2009, the cushions of these chaises longues are even upholstered in chambray!

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The layered sherbet shades in the above shot warm me to the core. From the pistachio in the distance, to the lavender in the mid-ground and the butter yellow in the foreground, it’s clear that the stylist has given a lot of thought not only to the individual rooms but to how they interact with each other. The true mark of a gifted decorator! And the space below masterfully treads the line between ladylike–that purple paisley print! the ceramic table!—and sleek.

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A true testament to the power of detail: the walls below are actually two complementary shades of yellow. The effect? The room seems larger, because the dual tones cause your eyes to travel through the space in a way that a static surface treatment would not. Genius! And can we talk about how stunning those rugs are?

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And finally, in the words of the great Liz Lemon: “I want to go to there.”

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Have a bright and beautiful weekend everyone!

All images courtesy of British House and Garden Magazine, January 2009.

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11 Responses to “Feeling Foggy? Turn On Your Brights!”

  1. tammy Says:

    Wow – Your blog today illustrates some of the most beautiful interior design I have seen in a long time!

  2. Caroline @ Patagonia Gifts Says:

    I totally fell in love with this color combination! I adore yellow and green! Have a wonderful weekend you too, darling! xoxo

  3. Rachel Says:

    It’s so bright and cheery without being at all garish! I do love how the room interact with each other. That doorway shot is amazing.

  4. Luphia Says:

    much needed splashes of fab colour! i’m really into greens at the moment, maybe because spring is approaching? please come soon spring!
    have a great weekend anne! x

  5. JILL Says:

    If you send me your address I will send you what, in my opinion, is the very best b&w in nyc. :)(William Greenberg Bakery)

  6. Alexis Says:

    Fantastic! I am really sick of beige and sage.

  7. Miss Aimee Says:

    I am all about color and LOVE this post! happy wknd!

  8. cevd Says:

    i love all of the rugs … and well everything else … but those rugs are spectacular.

  9. josephine Says:

    wow, the owners must have been incredibly confident in their choices to have known that the combination of colors would work! they did a fantastic job, and i totally admire the way all the rooms flow together, even though individually they “do their own thing.”

  10. cassandra Says:

    i need more of this! like visual sunshine for my grey days…

  11. Melanie Says:

    I love this but have you ever seen House Hunters (or a similar show where people are trying to sell their house) and you see bright rooms and think, “What the hell were they thinking?!” I think you have to have an eye for it before you try anything because it can look terrible.
    I really love your blog.
    Also, if you love Settlers, you have to try Ticket to Ride. It’s easier to learn but still strategic and fun. And it’s fun to play with only two players.
    Longest…comment…ever.

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