See How an Architect Used Bold Color to Add Joy to Her Home
In this episode of Houzz TV Live, architect Sophie Nguyen gives a virtual tour of several spaces in her London home and talks about how she uses vibrant colors in architectural features to create joy and happiness. In a basement, which Nguyen added to her 19th century house by digging down and out, a bold red sculptural staircase energizes the mood. A courtyard extension off the basement and a glass floor in the upstairs kitchen and living area bring light into the basement.
In the open-plan kitchen, an all-yellow design creates a cheerful vibe. Plus, in a new home Nguyen is currently renovating and plans to move into soon, an eye-catching red-orange staircase sets an upbeat tone for her future residence.
BRILLIANT!!! ♥️. Love the minimal thinking and use of elements as BOLD colours in each of the spaces. I would have loved to see how the Designer executed her vision in the bedroom areas of the house too.
I love this episode and the innovative ideas behind the architecture. The colors are brilliant! Many thanks.
Stunning clean spaces accomplished Beautiful!
Wow, wow, wow. Sophie takes things to a whole new level. Bravo!
I do love pops of bold colors and use them in my house as well! As for that much bright yellow in the kitchen (I love bright yellow), it's a little too much color but as long as she likes it, that's great!
Thank you Judy for your kind words!
I adore this. Please can you tell me the paint shade of the new staircase?
How can a kitchen work when you can’t put hot things down on the worktop?
Interesting to see something so different and love the light filled basement.
Thank you! The paint shade of the new staircase is LEYLAND S 0580-Y90R egg shell finish, which was the paint available during the first lockdown in London.
Your use of colour is incredible. Thank you for sharing! I love your design.
Both your staircases are quite something, Sophie... A real wow factor... I love colour myself but have to say that the block of colour in your kitchen would not appeal, especially in that particular shade of yellow but a good job we all have different tastes, eh.
So many great solutions! The staircases are brilliant but so is the fabulous light in the old house.
Thank you Ivana
Excellent scheme throughout. I love the way the design has managed to bring warmth and interest to the uncluttered minimalist approach.