In honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, let’s celebrate with rooms that feature the red, white and blue colors of the American flag.
Visually exciting, red rooms stimulate conversation and appetites
Ethereal, pure and innocent, white rooms allow for reflection, creation, and order.
Blue rooms lower blood pressure and slow respiration and heart rate creating a calming and relaxing state.
photo by Huseyn Kamaladdin
Red, white and blue often evokes a nautical image however this sophisticated bedroom proves that balance can be achieved with this color scheme.
Mr. H says: Where liberty dwells, there is my country-Enjoy!
With Christmas fast approaching, here is a sprinkling of stunning Christmas décor courtesy of a dear friend and fellow interior designer who really enjoys decking the halls.
The stage is set for a holiday celebration
The glamorous red living room suits the holiday appointments
Black candles and a Venetian mirror craft an elegant holiday tableaux
Garland up the staircase
A tall, slender Christmas tree adorns a corner of the living room
The table awaits desert to be served
Mr. H says: It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air-Enjoy!
I’m starting a new series this week called Design School which will focus on aspects of interior design that you can incorporate into your own home. This week I’m concentrating on color and in honor of Valentine’s Day we are going to take a closer look at Red.
Red is linked to two very strong emotions. Love and aggression. Red seeks attention and it is the color that most look at first. It makes your heart beat faster and makes people excited. Red rooms are best suited for public areas like foyers, living rooms, dining areas and kitchens.
One of the most famous red rooms in the United States is in the White House. One of four state reception rooms in the White House, the Red Room is furnished in the Empire style of the 1810-30s. The red walls and furnishings would certainly promote lively conversation among world leaders.
Lacquered red walls update a traditional library space
Red kitchen cabinetry will give you the energy to try out a new recipe
J. Jilich Design & Associates
If an entirely red room is a little daunting, red accents can create interest too, like the seat covers and window treatment in this cozy breakfast nook.
Even an outdoor space can be jazzed up with red
Mr. H says: Red is the ultimate cure for sadness-Enjoy!