Before we get into the inspiring and mostly colorful home decor vignettes… I am actually here in Las Vegas where I am attending the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). For the last two years, the KBIS show was in Orlando, but this year it is here.
It is great to get away and spend some q-time with my friends.
However, it is surprisingly cool, if actually not downright COLD today here in Sin City, (land of legalized marijuana.)
Granted, it is still very much winter in the northern hemisphere, but Las Vegas is a place I associate with sizzling temps. Well, not right now.
As a matter of fact, it actually SNOWED here last night. Too funny, I asked my cabbie on the way to my hotel if it ever snows and his response was, “NEVER.” hahaha
Although, great to get away for a few, it is still winter and I think that this is an excellent time of year to talk about more colorful home decor.
When I say more colorful, I mean more than what we frequently see in the marketplace. However, these days, there is a lot of variety. And, while I love pale monochromatic rooms, I also love rooms with more color.
But, sometimes the color might only be coming from some beautiful flowers or other accents.
As always, many interior designers do embrace color in their interiors. And not just color, but they show us through their example how to incorporate color into our rooms.
I love looking at vignettes for inspiration. While I also like looking at larger areas of a room, a vignette often tells us everything we need to know about a space.
We can see the color scheme and style of furnishings.
Our mind fills in the rest.
But, looking at a vignette also allows us to look more closely at the details of a room.
Let’s begin with a colorful home decor vignette from the Bronxville living room we did that is nearly six years old now!
The client had the carpeting and stuff in the built-in bookcase. Everything else, we did. People frequently ask me about the beautiful pillow fabric. Alas, it is discontinued. We grabbed the last stock available. But it was from Pierre Frey.
The above is from the very colorful home of can you guess? Yes, Miles Redd, the designer synonymous with the word “color.”
And, this image could’ve also gone on the fireplace mantel decorating post.
Do you like what he did on his mantel, Laurel?
I was afraid that you were going to ask me that.
You might be surprised to hear me say, “yes, I do like it.”
The reason I like it is because I DO believe that this is how Miles Redd’s fireplace mantel looks when it’s not being photographed for Ballard Designs. And the fact that some stylist didn’t come in and “sanitize” it into something banal is to be commended. Besides, I am quite positive that every photo and object there, has a special significance.
Holy gorgeous! This is the front door to Miles Redd’s amazing townhouse in New York City. That lantern is too awesome for words!
One more colorful vignette from Miles Redd’s kitchen. For more of this kitchen, and some other stunning kitchens, click here.
The fabric on the settee is by the wonderful and always vibrantly colorful Katie Ridder.
Couldn’t resist those roses!
I always forget about my own projects. This is from my living room. But, most of you have probably seen it before.
original source unknown, but found on Katie Considers (Formerly, The Neotrad)
The Maximalist home of Pierre Le Tan in Paris. I admire people who can pull off this look!
Love this beautiful Paule Marrot print which happens to be on sale at The Well Appointed House.
You can also see the Paule Marrot print on this post that has many beautiful vignettes as well.
Abigail is known for her dark, enigmatic interiors punctuated with pops of bright color. You can see more of her work, here.
Less color, but I love the antiques, flowers and styling.
I adore everything Loi touches!
Are those gold tole lamps to die for or what? I will have some other tole lamps similar to this that I’m doing for a project. For more ideas decorating with gold and antique brass look here.
Ahhh… another wall with plates. Remember this recent post that had many beautiful examples of decorating with plates.
I find it odd, but I read somewhere recently that damask patterns are OUT. Well, I certainly hope not! But, like a lot of things, it depends how the pattern is used. Caitlin manages to make a damask look fresh and modern. So there!
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Timeless and elegant and very French– photo by Nelson Hancock.
Lynn Chalk makes the most gorgeous window treatments and pillows in designer fabrics.
Remove the flowers and cherries and it makes such a difference!
Hope you enjoyed these mostly colorful home decor vignettes.
Claire was so kind to make a video of us last year, shortly before my blogging guide was released.
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