A Gentle Touch of Color
Restauranteur Marcia Bond, formerly an interior designer for twenty-two years, created a gently colorful home that blends the earthiness of concrete with an eclectic mix of traditional, casual, and quaint furnishings. The golden tan of the walls complements the soft gray of the concrete. A partial wall in a soft rusty tone adds a touch of muted color to the layering of color and texture in the space.
The open area, that includes living, dining, and kitchen areas, is full of yard sale and secondhand finds. It’s a mix of furnishings and accents that add color, texture, comfort, and variety. The blending of muted colors with neutral tones gives the space a welcoming softness.
Viewed in the image above: French doors that lead to courtyards. The windows and doors are trimmed in a soft dove-gray color, blending into the scheme of things. You’ll find no high contrast in space. The antique, turquoise painted chest adds a bit of bright color.
The dining area has a chair slipcovered in a soft gray that echos the gray of the concrete range hood in the kitchen area. Open shelves display items that continue the color scheme.
The home that Marcia Bond and her co-restauranteur husband built in Spokane, Washington, is charming and unique. On this level of the home the space is open and expansive – yet homey. The skillful use of color plays a big role.
Advice from Marcia Bond: heed how light affects the colors and textures in your environment. Very well said.
The concrete floor, neither painted nor etched, has a beeswax derivative finish.
You can see more images of the home at Traditional Home. (The photographer: John Granen.)