You should all know that I love color (so much it's hard to choose favorites), but in my own home I lean towards neutrals. I just can't seem to commit to color. I used to think maybe it was because I was boring at heart. Now I realize it's because there is so much chaos and movement in my home because of my kiddos and the beautifully vibrant life that we live. I embrace the calming affects of the neutrals so I'm not completely over-stimulated every. single. day. But when I get a chance to play with color for a client, it is so much fun!
The design of this space was entirely inspired by street art from Mexico. The client loves traveling to Mexico and she usually acquires art from street artists on her trips. I loved the movement and vibrancy of this piece (see below image) and wanted to embrace that in her dining room. The dusty purple walls and ceiling (Sherwin Williams 7629- Grapy) really added drama to the space while the Anthropolgie curtains (sorry, looks like they are no longer available) pulled out the other pops of color from the painting and made the space a little more whimsical. We customized the drapery by adding a deep turqouise satin to the bottom third of panels. The linen and satin textures really compliment each other! It's a pretty dark space so we wanted to reflect as much light as possible and reflect the stunning artwork so we went with a series of wood-carved mirrors on the only full wall in the space. Aren't those mirrors gorgeous?! A custom floral centerpiece (created by a talented florist at Michaels) paired with turquoise, gold and purple place settings (Pier1Imports for the beaded placemats, gold chargers and gold lined glasses/HomeGoods for the purple and gold rimmed plates) really brought the space together. Even with all of that, one of my favorite features in the room is that incredible capiz chandelier! It casts the most beautiful diffused light and is just what this dining room needed!
Someday (maybe when my kids have all moved away) I am going to bite the bullet and embrace more color in my life. Until then, I will just enjoy bringing it into other people's lives!