Thursday, June 21, 2012

LIVING IN COLOR


When the designer sent me these shots, I was blown away! 
What a beautiful apartment in Lisbon, Portugal designed by Ana Cordeiro.

A cheerful breakfast nook off the kitchen is a perfect place for a young family to begin their day. White cabinetry and furniture designed by Ana, paired with the light streaming in, creates an airy room for each day of the year. A brightly colored ‘Laugh’ print is a simple reminder of one of the best parts of being a family.


The inspirational starting point for this entire project was the ‘Julian’ Blue on White wallpaper from Thibaut, seen in the master bedroom. Blue is one of the couple’s favorite colors, and so it was decided it would run throughout the apartment in varying shades, with hints of yellow, green, red and orange as accent colors. To ensure the overall effect remained modern, an abundance of white was brought in through pieces from her furniture collection, many featuring trellis and geometric patterns in their detailing.
  



Anything less than brilliant green tile run floor to ceiling would be a disappointment in a home boldly embracing color. It works here paired with white and gray.


The room of a three year old boy is a whimsical delight, with primary colors 
and a pair of toy zebras mounted on the wall.



There is a delightful consistency from room to room, which begins upon entering the apartment. Because the entry of the apartment is actually quite small, Ana covered the walls in boldly striped wallpaper and then treated the corridor just beyond as if it’s the true entrance. Carrying the stripes into the hall would have been too much, but a wool zig zag rug introduces a vibrant and complimentary pattern. A mirror lines the wall at the far end of the hall, creating the illusion of a space going on forever. A large bust placed on a white pedestal lends a hint of drama, while the luminous blue on the wall is a wallpaper from Sandberg. 


Here's to Happily Living in Color!

22 comments :

  1. This is my dream apartment/home. She is so talented! I think I pinned nearly every image. Thank you for sharing her work! I'm so inspired.
    Abby

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  2. What a delightful home..so vibrant! Love all the bright colors, particularly green! Thanks for sharing, janell...hope you've been doing great! xx meenal

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  3. *** This is all so happy n' cheerful!!! ... KUDOS, girlfriend!!!

    Best,
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  4. I would love to wake up in that happy space each day! It would certainly set the tone for your day!

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  5. I am so happy to see this apartment . This is so me in another life. Thanks for spreading the love Janell!
    Xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  7. I'm digging those zebras! Love the blue in the hallway, too.

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  8. What a fun and colorful home! So happy!!

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  9. I love all the color! Can I tell you that the white/blue trellis wallpaper in the first few images is used at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL. :) We stayed there last July and I remember it distinctly.

    Great post!

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  10. It's stunning!! I love all the bold patterns and colors. It looks like a small apartment that lives large.

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  11. I'm ready to move in! The whole apartment is fabulous. I love the entrance and hallway. All of that color creates such a happy and energizing environment. The child's room is darling. I want to see more!

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  12. What a fun and cheerful home! The breakfast nook is so cozy and warm!

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  13. okay, living in colour... most definitely! im loving this apartment! great post by the way, thanks for sharing this with us. My mom will love this, she loves the colour green =) I wanted to know what was her inspiration when she was putting it all together?

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  14. I love this(!!)- it's like my dream decorated apartment realized.

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  15. Oh my Goodness those are bright and fabulous rooms, I wish I had half the courage those designers did! They look amazing!!!
    Lots of Love
    Ashli

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  16. This home is so lovely and colorful! Every room has its own theme and color which is fantastic its very "urban chic" (www.eieihome.com/blog/how-to-create-an-urban-chic-decor.html) see our post about the theme!

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  17. Bold, whimsical, unique - what's not to like!! I have the lotus capiz shell chandelier - it's fabulous!
    Kelly

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  18. Gaga over this home! Really, really want those green cane patterned lamps! Source please?????

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  19. Never be afraid to play with colors and patterns. You just need to find what's right for your room. Put your lifestyle, personality, and the room's function into consideration. One quick tip: colorful patterns look good on white!

    Linda Wise

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  20. That green tiled bathroom looks so good. My wife and I are thinking of renovating our bathroom next month. I think I’ll suggest that look to her. After all, she likes the color green. =) Thanks for the idea!

    William Gulliver

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