Alex Papachristidis

Thursday, May 20, 2010

When I think of rooms designed by New York decorator Alex Papachristidis, the adjectives that come to mind are: Classic, Colorful, Fresh and Fearless! Of these adjectives, I admire (in a borderline stalker kinda way) him most for his use of color!  Fresh, happy colors that put you at ease and bring a smile to your face.  Sure, I have seen some neutral rooms that are fabulous, but for this gal, color is king!


Alex Papchristidis at his best.  Colorful, bold and little edgy!



Classic elements are used in a modern way.


Here the use of color is restrained, but the drama is not!



More vibrant color mixed with classic elements



Those bold lampshades provide an unexpected shot of color



Layer upon layer of fabulousness is also one of Papachristidis' trademarks



This makes me almost not afraid of purple.  (The coffee table seals the deal, yes?)






Classic .. and funky!



More layers of classics reinterpreted in a modern way



My absolute favorite! In the words of Rachel Zoe ... "I die"  

See more of his magic here!




14 comments:

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Oh, love your story on how your designing started! You and your husband do a wonderful job on those charming old homes...incredible!! So happy that you found me-- I am looking forward to following your blog!

A Perfect Gray said...

I do like that red and white wallpaper with the starburst mirror!

DECORICA said...

Those purple lamp shades are incredible. Fun use of color in his designs!

Jeanette said...

I want that dining table in the third image and that amazing bookcase needs to live at my house!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oooh, this is exactly my kind of style! It kind of reminds me of Ryan Korban, my fave! Gorgeous, eclectic rooms! Oh, thanks for the email, sending good wishes your way!

monkeygrasshill said...

I love the last one, but that's my standard. Black, beige, white, gold. Very soothing.

Julie

ashlina {the decorista} said...

all these photos are oh so fab doll! loving them SO much! the inspiration is endless. for real. xoxo

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love all the mirrors used, just gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I'm following yours now as well. I had a good time scrolling through some of your older post. Loved the one about your daughter's prom. I have a 15 year old daughter and had a moment like that when she went to her first high school dance this past fall. You're daughter sounds like a wonderful girl and she's just beautiful!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Just beautiful images. Love them. Thanks for stopping by RHS. I'm so glad to find your blog. I'll be back very soon.

The Zhush said...

Classic and funky! So exactly right...I die! right along with you! :)

The Brick Path Studio said...

Wow, Kim! That is really a feast for the eyes. It really says hooray for using wonderful furnishings just as they are. You cannot say there is anything "matchy-matchy" about any of it.
BTW, your space at the Galleries @ Southside is looking good. I love the bright blue tiered table. I can't wait to see what is next.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Wow! I love his use of color. It's so bold and fun and fresh, like you say. I'm having a really great giveaway on my blog so please stop by if you have time. (It's a really good one!) :)

Kathysue said...

Love the use of color and the old with the new, great looking rooms, I agree with you completely give me Color!! Kathysue

Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

Your favorite is mine too! That bedroom IS to die for....and it's hard for me to pin point the type of bedroom I love. Saving the image!