Bring on the sunglasses….summer is upon us and everything is finally looking sunny and bright. I thought this would be a perfect time to talk about two of my favorite flavors
in furnishings, lemon and lime, and just how fabulous they can look in a room. Bright colors enhance a room tremendously and can take the blah-blah-boring-ordinary doldrums out of many a neutralized room. Please, DO NOT BE AFRAID OF COLOR!!!
The Scarab Cabinet and the Lacquered Table which are available at Ralph Pucci are great examples of sophisticated furnishings in my favorite colors. They are chic , possess a lot of global savoir faire and would certainly tell everyone that you get the color thing!
Let’s take a look at some more of my favorite furnishings that clearly exemplify how successful a little touch of lime or lemon can be in a room.
Here’s a very exciting table from furniture designer David Rasmussen, called the Artichoke Table. She, i.e., the table, is exquisitely executed and has a fabu personality. I love the boldness and the artichoke concept…way outside the box and wonderful!
This gorgeous sofa from KGBL LIMITED (see post,) all done up in pale green velvet, is almost seductive. Love the arms, love the tight seat and back, love the upholstered legs, love the green velvet! Are you getting it a little bit more now? KGBL are definitely not shy when it comes to color and make many of their outrageous designs in lemon & lime, which is why I probably adore their furnishings.
We all know a beautiful area rug can make the difference in many a room. This wonderful rug by Jan Kath is part of his “Erased Heritage” collection. All of the patterns are based on classical oriental designs of rugs and then reinterpreted to in a 21st Century sensibility. This lemon & lime beauty is one of my favorites. The colors are fresh for today’s interiors and the “erased” portion adds interest and modernity to the final product.
This fabulous yellow fiberglass chair my Mark Newson is iconic. It was designed originally in 1993 and is still manufactured today by Cappellini (see post.) This is not your grandmother’s easy chair but, oh, what a terrific design it is!
Here is a totally sustainable design by Michael Iannone of Iannone Design. It’s called the Wooly Cabinet because the green fronts of the cabinet are covered in German felt. I think it is totally charming and would look great in a guest room in a country house. AND, of course, it has just the right touch of lime to make it sing to me!
I just want to sit down in this chair and relax. This highly inventive design by Kenneth Cobonpue is called the Bloom Chair, which is a perfect description, don’t you think? The seat is composed of a microfiber that has hundreds of stitched lines radiating out from the center. Put this lovely in a sunny room and see how she will shine and add a touch of unexpectedness to the design. WARNING: Please do not water frequently!
Okay, folks, just one more because it is so very cute! This is a rocking stool called Harry which was designed by Kevin Cobonpue and it comes in both lemon & lime and it is just divine!
There are tons more beautiful furnishings in these delightful flavors, and I hope that your eye will now look at them with a different point of view. In my dezign book, interior design should be cheerful and exciting and not necessarily monochromatic. Punches of color really do work to create more interesting design environments. Why don’t you give it a try?
Ciao, ciao ’til next time!