Sometimes you will be surprised by what you find when you really aren’t looking. I found this cute combination of inspirational things the other day when I was out-and-about scouting out some of my back door resources (that’s what I call them, they are open to the public, but unless you know, you drive right by them). I could just envision this little combination of things making a great big, creative, statement for a little starter apartment, taking a color plunge.
This cute sofa/chaise sectional came with a coordinating chair. The aqua sectional has silver finished retro style metal legs and the matching barrel back club chair has wooden legs in a black finish.
Right around the corner I spotted this modern red leather chair with legs similar to those on the sofa.
Continuing our aqua and red color palette, this red leather twin bed would be great focal point and pop of color for a child’s room or the spare bedroom. Love the pull out storage underneath.
Choose from the fabrics above and others to create draperies, pillows, bedding, or table linens to carry your color palette through out the spaces.
Tip: Using the same colors throughout unifies spaces and can make small spaces seem larger. I would also break up the furniture pieces. Use the red chair in the same room with the sectional and put the small aqua barrel chair in the bedroom with the red leather headboard. Spaces feel more relaxed and welcoming to me when furnishings and other items appear “collected” instead of “matchy-matchy”. So don’t be afraid to split things up.
I just love this picture I took at the Sub-Zero Wolf Showroom in Atlanta. This vignette welcomes you as you wind up the stairwell to enter the main floor of the showroom. There is just something so charming and retro about aqua and red. It immediately invites you to take a step back in time. – Marianne