These residences are sprigs of brighteness during dark times.
Various shades of blue encompass the bedroom of this Chicago home. The deep-sea-colored velvet wall matches the curtains and accent molding, while forest green chairs act as an ideal complement. Outside the bedroom, wallpaper consisting of gray flowers and flashy butterflies demands attention in the home office. Designer Lauren Lozano-Ziol added texture and dimension to the room by layering a white fur shag over a fuschia rug.
Fanciful colors, plush textiles and an imaginative, totally enchanting mix of period pieces make this home office a stimulating place for the homeowner to work.
Different paint finishes—satin on walls and high gloss on trim—create contrast on the master bedroom walls.
Zanuso-style lounge chairs found on Chairish got a sumptuous new demeanor recovered in leaf green mohair from Fishman’s Fabrics.
Lime green walls with embedded bookshelves act as the base color for the office in Pilar O’Leary’s Maryland home. Accents such as the soft green marble of the fireplace and the cheetah-print shades on the chandelier mix well with the woodsy aesthetic of the room. In the dining room, designer and friend of the homeowner José Solis Betancourt chose wallpaper adorned with idyllic scenes of tall palm trees and Southern shrubbery, all printed in a soft blue.
In the living room, designers Jose? Soli?s Betancourt and Paul Sherrill selected the colors Skyscraper for the walls and Daytona Beach for the ceiling.
Bill O'Leary’s office is colored in Douglas Fir paint, and adorned with his photo of Essaouira Morocco. His images along with contemporary and traditional art decorate the home throughou
In the dining room, interior designer Kristin Kuehl paired handcrafted modern chairs with a rustic table and teal Cocos wallpaper by Matthew Williamson.
Interior designer Summer Thornton created a rainbow of a home with this Chicago co-op. The most stunning feature is the bright turquoise walls of the living room; the hue stands out as the perfect base for the maroon red velvet couches and blue striped curtains. Throughout the home, Thornton mixes the conventional with the abstract. In the foyer, a Rococo-inspired vanity stands in contrast to the marbled wallpaper, and in the dining nook, a chinoiserie wallpaper is paired with a diner-style booth and table.
Playful Miro? lithographs get the seat of honor in an informal dining area with the help of a fanciful Schumacher wallcovering and custom pieces from designer Summer Thornton.
Cotton-candy pink walls give the master bedroom a sweet demeanor, balanced by tailored pieces from a mix of periods, all with serious design chops.
The 18th-century, handcarved Louis XVl paneling went from fussy to fabulous—and timely—thanks to a coat of paint.
Photography by: Home 1 photos by Andrew Miller | home 2 photos by Rich Kessler | home 3 photos by Josh Thornton