Rich Colors Add Flair
Designer Muriel Brandolini has a design style that captures the imagination. The studio below has an eclectic mix of furnishings and accents. The room uses colors that caught my attention. I’m drawn into this lively space with its slight air of the exotic.
The color scheme in the room is a triad complementary scheme — tweaked (deep teal, golden yellow, soft cranberry). The color palette adds to the drama of the space. The room, styled with flair, combines an eclectic mix of elements. Vintage fabrics, from France, Japan, and India, cover antique banquettes and accent pillows. Benjamin Moore Santa Monica Blue 776 could get you the wall color as it appears in the image.
Find Your Flair
If you’re inspired to achieve a look that combines somewhat similar ingredients, here are some ideas to trigger your imagination:
Top fabric: Camilla David Rapunzel. Next fabric: Bertram Dune fabric from Ethan Allen. Rug: Christopher Farr Northern Lights by Romeo Gigli. Pergamino side table from Mecox Gardens (Mecox has a selection of hundreds of unusual tables).
The Ven rug in Coral and Rust is from the Designers Reserve collection of Tufenkian; designer: Vicente Wolf. The fabric on the left is from Ethan Allen: Corsica Indigo. The fabric on the right: Oxford Stripe from Donghia. The Rain Drum table is from Ethan Allen.
For a unique chandelier:
From left to right: Floating Bubble at Euro Style Lighting. Corbett Lighting Dolce Contemporary Crystal chandelier from Arcadian Lighting. Possini Euro Design Icicle Art chandelier from Euro Style Lighting. Fun 2Dm chandelier by Verner Panton in mother of pearl at Y Lighting.
Add some spice
Unique items you’ve collected in your travels will add that little touch of the exotic. Pick a rich wall color for drama.
The room image is from Elle Decor, where you can search for more rooms by the designer. The photo is by Pieter Estersohn. Visit the designer’s website: Muriel Brandolini. You’ll also find the designer’s fabric designs on her site.