If all you knew about my personal design aesthetic was by looking at my professional portfolio, you might have the impression that I prefer to stay neutral when it comes to color. You might think I like to play it safe when it comes to mixing patterns. Can I let you in on a little secret?
I. LOVE. COLOR.
I love bright, saturated color. I love deep, dark color. I love fun, punchy color and rich, sophisticated color. Simply put, color (especially in big, dramatic doses) makes me really really happy. As a professional designer, I don’t get too many opportunities to go big and bold for my clients. When I’m designing for someone else, my priority is creating beautiful spaces that make my clients incredibly happy and usually that involves a more neutral palette with pops of color sprinkled about.
Bold color isn’t something that most people can or want to live with day-to-day and it’s really rare when a client comes to me requesting a ton of it. So to satisfy my color cravings, I usually end up experimenting on my own home. It’s a fun challenge to stray from convention or from what is palatable to the majority and go a little crazy in the safety of my own home.
I’m currently in the process of redesigning my guest bedroom (yes, again) and this time around there will be gobs of bold color and lots of great pattern mixing. I’ll share the design plan with you later this week but until then, here are some of the spaces that are inspiring me.
Color me inspired! Would you dare to go bold in your home?