The layout commenced with a hot pink velvet couch and only bought more entertaining from there.
Designer Michelle Gage’s client — a author, wife, and mother of two — realized what she favored: saturated hues, artwork and brass. She integrated a lot of of all those factors into her Chestnut Hill dwelling (see: blue kitchen area cupboards patterned entryway tiles), then hired Gage in 2019 to furnish it. “In our 1st meeting, she reported she required a very hot pink velvet sofa,” suggests Gage. “My assistant and I seemed at each individual other and mentioned, ‘Yeah, we can do this!’”
A person of the challenges of working with so a great deal coloration? The fact that the first ground is fundamentally a person significant space. “Open strategy is a blessing and a curse,” says Gage. “You want just about every home to stand by yourself, but you have to take into account the full stream.” Gage utilised lively hues that are harmonious but not matchy-matchy and linked the rooms together with artwork, rugs and brass details. And in self-contained spots — the entryway, the mudroom, the bogs — Gage amped up the whimsy by layering on her signature seem: tons of styles.
“We required to pulse coloration throughout the first ground, with halting factors in each and every home that would perform collectively to stability out the complete space.” — Michelle Gage, designer
A brass credenza in the relatives home matches metallic elements in the kitchen area. Gage introduced in apricot-hued island seating and added a patterned window therapy (performed by Claudia Clobes Yudis at City Loft Design and style Studio) to give the eye a area to land. The expandable round dining table was designed by Chad Barranco of Salvage Is effective in Downingtown. It is set off by oxblood chairs.
Gage upholstered the couch in a velvet long lasting enough to endure young ones and a puppy. The grey classic rug and material decide up the kitchen area cabinet coloration. The throw pillow is from Anthropologie the ceramic desk was initially on the patio.
Gage matched a fast paced wallpaper to the current tile to make a unforgettable initial impact. The painting is just one of 25 items Gage and the homeowner picked from the Minimal Gallery in Chestnut Hill.
The massive room was warmed up with lively wallpaper. The rounded edges of the wooden side tables soften the purple bed. The pillows are from Anthropologie.
Released as “Color Me Happy” in the January/February 2021 challenge of Philadelphia magazine.