Hillgrove ProjectTransitional Dining Room, Los Angeles
Karyn Millet Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Red. Shades of red, from crimson to burgundy, generally look splendid against beige — the important thing is to match the warmth or coolness of the colors. If you love red but are hesitant about committing to an expensive piece (like an upholstered chair), test the waters by adding an art print, a few toss pillows or a vase, and see how your room feels with the addition.How to decorate with red
In this dining room, the splashes of red in the canvas are echoed in the dining chairs, making the space feel cohesive. Notice how the rest of the furnishings are neutral, proving that you don’t need to use color everywhere to make a statement.
The simple furniture in this space speaks to both a traditional and modern aesthetic, but the bright colors definitely make the dining room feel more modern. Custom leather chairs lend a touch of luxury, but the pendants were purchased at Restoration Hardware. "There aren't a lot of precious pieces. We customized a lot of furniture, but it's mixed right in with store-bought pieces too," Barber says.Chairs: custom Tim Barber Ltd in Duralee Leather; pendants: Restoration Hardware; table: client’s existing, antique; wall color: Benjamin Moore Quincy Tan
What Houzzers are commenting on:
Light walls, dark furniture, color pop comes from more affordable pieces to change. Once you’ve chosen your color palette, the temptation is to start off by choosing your paint. “Pick the paint color last,” Caccoma advises. “Many people paint a room and have to decorate around it — which is almost impossible. Select fabrics and rugs first, then you can choose a color which works with the room as a whole.”