Revisiting Red

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I blame it on the (late) 90's, when everyone and their cousin had a red dining room.  Including me. Since then I haven't looked back or considered painting a room red.  In fact, red is a color I seldom use or suggest to clients.  Unless it's in small doses.

Ok, I did choose red as a teensy accent color in my hall bath makeover.  I think it looks great with the turquoise walls.

I love how Meg Braff used red trim with this Chinoiserie wallpaper.  Such an unexpected and bold choice.

And then I saw a snippet of this fabulous room by Kim Macumber in my sidebar as I was putting this post together. I haven't had a chance to comment on her blog yet, but I am so proud of Kim! This space is cozy/gorgeous!

One more:

Amazing red lacquer walls.  Interior Design by Ashley Whitaker

Are you ready to incorporate a little red into your design projects?

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Coulda shoulda woulda said...

While the rooms you have showed are lovely, I get nervous around red and I can feel my heart rate increase. It's a bit like really potent chili for me. A little goes a long way so perhaps a red vase might be enough for me!

Fran said...

I love red in small doses. When we were looking to buy our house here last year, every house had a red dining room. If you drive down our current street, there is a red room in every home. No joke. In fact the house we bought had a red living room. When done right (like your inspiration pics) red rooms can be great, but when not I'm not a fan.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I adore red, but I too had a red dining room. The most red Ihave had since thesis a chair covered in red.
Beautiful images. Love your bath.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Kim's red bookcase wall is the BEST! I'm not a lover of using red, but can see the wonders of it when used like she does!!!!
Happy Valentine's Day

Kim said...

Kim!! Thank you! I have had such fun with our "Red Room" and it makes me happy that others can enjoy it as well!!! Happy Valentine's Day!! xokim

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love Kims red room and the bathroom with just a touch of red!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm a huge red fan. Always loved it and always will. :)