Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Guest Post - Design Shuffle

My Inspired By post yesterday was not only inspired by the colour and pattern of David Hicks, but I thought that it would be a good segway into todays guest post from Design Shuffle.  I am happy to welcome this collaborative opportunity and hope you all enjoy this treat of "Colour in Design".

Hi, I'm Susi, a blogger for Design Shuffle, a wonderful site that brings together designers and design lovers from around the world to showcase their projects and find inspiration. I'm so excited to be visiting Canoe Design today. I loved Anna's post on Diane von Furstenberg's colorful apartment and was inspired to do my eye candy guest post about color in décor. Hope you enjoy the interior design eye candy!
The tomato red of this buffet table is dramatic in a predominately black and white room.

  Color in Decor 
Using contrasting colors gives this living room and dining room a synergy between the two areas. I love the turquoise chairs against the backdrop of the yellow abstract painting.

  Color in Decor 
The bright green upholstery on the banquette and chair seats is a nice contrast to the greys and white of the city view beyond the window.

  Color in Decor 
This beautiful living room has a more transitional traditional feel to it that works best with more subdued colors. Adding grey as an undertone to greens and blues softens the color.

  Color in Decor 
Color in décor can be bright spots as well as bold swaths of color. I love the deep fuchsia accents and blue lamps against the soft grey in this bedroom design.

  Color in Decor 
Colorful décor doesn't stop with the furniture and decorative objects. This colorful patchwork carpet is offset by the grey sectional and rose accent chair.

  Color in Decor 
This intensely colorful living room design was designed by Marjorie Skouras. Deeply hued walls set a dramatic backdrop for colorful furnishings and lighting. The room would feel very different with 
neutral ways. 

  Color in Decor 
These colorful and patterned accessories remind me of Anna's post on DVF's NYC apartment above the High Line. Bold colors and patterns can be mixed for a chic bohemian look—lovely decorating ideas that could be used in just about any outdoor living space. 

Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 What's your favorite bold color? 


  1. Loved this post and all the pictures. That picture of the living with blues, greens, and grays is STUNNING!!! Can I come and sit there and drink tea. I just pinned most of the pictures too. Love your blog!

  2. I really enjoyed this post. The first photo is such inspiration for my mostly black and white living room (which needs help!) Also, the second photo I recognize as the Novogratz weekend home. It's one of my favorite houses and it's exciting to see different chairs, rug and art by the fireplace. Thanks for sharing the photos!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring us Top Image (Red Buffet)via Jennifer Brouwer Design -Valentines day Burberry room
    A link and mention of source would be greatly appreciated!!:)

    1. Of course, so happy to oblige! The image was referenced to another blog in the links at the bottom, but I love including all original referencing so have added a link below the image. Thank you so much for stopping by and having a read.

  4. Love the space in the first photo. The red buffet table is such a statement piece against the dark walls and black striped curtains!


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