Designer Courtney Coleman painted this library Pumpkin by California Paints. "A red dining room is perfectly acceptable, so why not a deep persimmon sitting room?" she said. "The color is so warm and cozy that it makes you feel as if there's a fire in the fireplace, even when there is none. It reminds me of those Regency period interiors, with all those vivid colors inspired by the excavations at
Designer Angela Free used four different shades of Benjamin Moore white paint in this living room: Spanish White on the inner wall molding; White Dove on the outer wall molding; White Opulence on the molding and crown trim; and Sand Dollar on the ceiling. Free describes this latter color as a "a very pale rosy white"; she painted it in high gloss to create "a soft reflective glow." Decorative
A chocolate suede bed teamed with a wooden side table makes this room incredibly warm. The gold wallpaper and cream curtains are a great backdrop for dark furniture. housetohome
A bedroom vignette from NK Home, a Los Angeles shop recently opened by designers Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe. Formerly a casting agency, the store has a collection that Nickey says ranges "from refined to utilitarian, rustic to Mod, 19th century French to 1960s Dutch." Kehoe says the shop is an extension of their design sensibility -- "what we love, what we collect and how we put things together."
Like your own Turkish bath! So fun -- a red tub (with a white bird!), gold Moorish tiles, and an arc of turquoise encircling a gold-framed mirror and artwork. East Village bathroom designed by Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe, photo from nickeykehoe.com. via
There's nothing like a four-poster bed to add theatrical impact to a bedroom. Here we've chosen a bed with a simple frame and partnered it with rich silks and velvets in violet, grey and taupe with touches of deep purple. Mirrored bedside tables add to the sophisticated feel, while the bench and mirror echo the subtle, oriental lines of the bed. homesandgardens