And she was in this June’s House Beautiful! here’s a bedroom she designed using her fabrics from Duralee. I recently interviewed her for my blog and here are her answers:
What is your favourite colour?
Purple. In the lightest shade it can be a neutral and in a deeper tone it can be a wonderful accent color. It’s amazingly versatile and fashionable. Gives vibrancy to so many other colors, especially blues, greens, pinks, chocolates & black.
What was your biggest colour/design mistake?
If you’re going to use a bold, strong color, make sure it has an earth tone to it – so it’s not too potent. Otherwise the room can start looking too carnival.
Hamptons Showhouse – Pool house by Eileen Kathryn Boyd
What was the best colour lesson you’ve learned?
Picking a nice neutral and painting the same color on the walls and trim to make the space feel harmonious – a perfect backdrop for the color layering of furniture, textiles, accessories and artwork.
Which colour do you think is timeless?
Navy Blue. The most everlasting of color stories…navy & white. It’s the military, a linen blazer, an awning stripe – it makes us think of summer. But it can also be very Madison Avenue mixed with grays and creams.
Beach bags made from her fabrics by Duralee
What are your favorite color trends?
I’m loving neon’s paired with neutrals. I love the return of the watercolor pastels, particularly mint green – which is really pretty. Also love color blocking – using complimentary bold colors pieced together.
What do you think is the biggest mistake homeowners make with colour?
I don’t think homeowners put together a color story where the rooms connect and speak to each other.
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