Kips Bay ShowhouseEclectic Living Room, New York
A custom aqua metal spring chair sits on a bright aqua hand spun area rug, contrasting sunshine yellow walls..
Photography by Nick Johnson
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3. Go brighter, not whiter. Even a deeper, more mustard hue like that of the wallpaper in this living room designed by Scott Sanders will brighten a space more than a similarly saturated cooler shade, especially when paired with other brights like the aqua rug and furnishings. To get a better sense of the principle at work, notice the left side of the photo, which is farther from the window and nearly cast in shadow, yet still radiates with the warmth of a sunset.
Keep it in the family. The color family, that is. Layer your space with contrasting shades of yellow for a dramatic look that offers loads of warmth and visual interest. This eclectic living room shows how it’s done; dark yellow-green grass cloth wallpaper anchors the room and infuses it with a touch of sophistication, while a tangerine and lemon artwork lightens the palette and adds a dash of cheerfulness. A strip of high-impact neon yellow runs across the rug, breaking up the abundant use of turquoise and helping tie the colorful, contemporary look together.Wall covering: Split Pea Juicy Jute Grasscloth, Phillip Jeffries
4. Add tropical texture with grass cloth. Grass cloth wallpaper is a great way to create atmosphere in a room. The texture also creates a beautiful backdrop for artwork.5. Bring metal patio furniture indoors. Palm Beach is a patio culture, so why not bring the patio indoors? Colorful vintage (or vintage-look) metal patio furniture looks great painted in bright hues like aqua, pink or lime green.