I love bright colors in interior design, but the important thing to know, is that there needs to be visual balance within the design scheme with neutral walls or furnishings. For this living room design, I mixed a lively blue sofa with bright chartreuse and layered in leopard print, and shades of pink pillows against light walls. Notice how the lamps are neutral too, to add to the balancing act.
The goal for this design was to create a happy and vibrant living space for my clients' San Francisco residence. It's a second home for a busy East Bay family with teenagers, who wanted their place 'in The City' to be fun, colorful and hip. And the bright colors made it so!
Look at that view!!! We brought the colors of the San Francisco Bay view into the design. A velvet sofa, flanked by (the most comfortable) swivel chairs by Century Furniture, and a custom faux chartreuse ostrich print ottoman, atop a bold ikat rug, make this design family friendly, joyful in spirit, and sophisticated at the same time.
Art curated from Lost Art Salon in San Francisco, was selected each for it's color, tone, scale and subject matter and arranged in a gallery wall style above the sofa. Notice how the upper right piece of art is more neutral in color tone to visually balance out the trio of pieces.
The chaise (a perfect spot to read and enjoy the view) got a small dose of color with striped fabric, a colorful throw blanket and another piece of curated art.
If you're a color lover, here's how to get this look in your home: