A Riot of Color

Maybe it is the vivid colors of the flowers blooming in the spring or perhaps the tropical colors of South Beach are still top of mind. Or maybe I am itching for something new and fresh after a season of grays and neutrals.  Whatever the reason, I am drawn to color like a month to a flame these days.  One of my favorite go to sources for a jolt of fun and happy is China Seas.  They make the most gorgeous, saturated color fabrics and wallpapers in fun, happy prints that are perfect for a resort or beach community like mine.  They are also great if you like anything preppy or have a daughter's bedroom to do up.  Feast your eyes on these gorgeous happy rooms:

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Tangerine and white- what could be perkier?  I would love to wake up in this room- I could go from zero to sixty in a nano second! 

Lynn Morgan

Lynn Morgan

Perfect for a beach house- I love the white ship lap walls, a white slipcovered  sectional with pops of turquoise and lime green.  This room says "vacation", doesn't it?

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

Don't you love the combination of lime green with navy and grosgrain trim?  So preppy and crisp!

Libby Landon    

Libby Landon

 

 

Pale, pale blue walls with lots of white and dollops of blue and coral make this living room sing.

Alessandra Braca

Alessandra Braca

Deep cobalt walls, white sailfish swimming on the walls and a textured concrete floor turn a rather featureless room architecturally into something enchanting.  I often turn to color to create interest  when faced with a boring space

Rebecca de Ravenel

Rebecca de Ravenel

I am in love with this wallpaper from China Seas called Nitik II.  I love the blue and white but it comes in many other gorgeous colors:

China Seas

China Seas

Kerri Geller Goldfarb

Kerri Geller Goldfarb

Beautiful blue, white and yellow- love the window seat in this breakfast room.

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

I love love love all of the patterns going on in this room in addition to the color.  The matchstick blinds, jute rug and dark woods keep it from veering off into candy land.

Amanda Lindroth

Amanda Lindroth

This bedroom by Amanda Lindroth is fantastic!  First of all, I am crazy about the Medallion wallpaper- it reminds me of a Provençal print only larger. And I love the way she has mixed not only many prints but also so many different blues.  I also love the straw baskets and the headboards along great with the charmingly matted and framed colorful maps. 

Griffin Design Source

Griffin Design Source

This room has so many of my "favorites"- the white Darlana lanterns, a white Saarinen table, white upholstered club chairs customized with tape trim, a starburst mirror, a ceramic gourd lamp, and blue and white!  The only thing I would change is the rug. I would throw a hide there instead. 

So, if anyone has a beach house or condo in need of some sprucing up for the summer, or a child's bedroom to redo, or even a sunroom or half bath that would benefit from a jolt of color, call me.  I am ready to go!