After I just posted that turquoise (not teal from the 80’s) is Pantone’s colour for 2010 I received my latest issue of House & Home Magazine and there on the cover was turquoise and yellow (Pantone’s colour for 2009).
Victoria Webster is the homeowner that had the vision for this colourful and fabulous house—the bright colours and eclectic furniture nods to early-20th century decorator Dorothy Draper and the current style-setter Kelly Wearstler’s revival of Hollywood Regency.
The bar is finished with studded faux alligator and the walls are upholstered in channeled black velvet. The ceiling beams were reinforced to support Finnish designer Ero Aarnio’s acrylic bubble chair.
I love the mandarin orange dining room walls. Did you know it takes 12 coats of paint and 2 coats of glaze to achieve this kind of sheen? Wow!
Here a similar orange is repeated in the sofa.
The hot pink carpet was nixed in favour of a more muted beach-inspired shade that acts as a foil for the green grasscloth walls. The radiators were preserved to maintain the home’s original character, but sport fresh coats of glossy chrome paint.
House & Home had a long list of ‘What’s Hot Now’ but here are the highlights:
1. Striped rug
2. Painted plank flooring
3. Warm metal accents (brass is in again but it’s muted)
4. Velvet Upholstery
5. Oversized art
1. Freestanding tub
2. Concrete floors
1. Open shelving
2. Pump-style faucet
3. Lab inspired furniture
1. Four-poster bed
2. Saturated textiles
4. Curated collections
Which trends will you be embracing?
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