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December 10, 2013
We certainly wouldn't recommend decorating in red and green together all year long but at this time of year it's fun to think about. Here we've gathered some great examples of homes that affectively use accents of red or green and even one with both.
Facade and upstairs balcony with double-glazed windows

GREEN AND AFFORDABLE LIVING IN MONTANA

A resourceful sound mixer sources some local design talent, rolls up his sleeves, and builds small, green, and affordable in Bozeman, Montana. A handful of boxy protrusions on the facade give the modernist residence an additional three-dimensionality. The colorful red window frames and green door also give variety and depth to the gray structure.

Photo by John Clark.

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Originally appeared in Green and Affordable Living in Montana
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Jessica Helgerson Brooklyn brownstone dining room Benjamin Moore red turquoise paint

A COLOR-DRENCHED BROOKLYN BROWNSTONE

A quartet of red paints (Raspberry Truffle, Million Dollar Red, Vermillion, Arroyo Red), all by Benjamin Moore, make the built-in shelving in the dining area pop.

Photo by Andrew Cammarano.

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Originally appeared in A Color-Drenched Brooklyn Brownstone
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Green plywood door shelf space

SIMPLE DIVISION

A Tokyo architect’s shape-shifting apartment takes a holistic approach to live/work style. She wanted more shelf space in her home office, so she added a plywood door with built-in bookshelves that opens into her bedroom to form a reading nook. Glimpsed from the adjacent room, the space looks larger than it actually is, thanks to the bright green walls.

Photos by Ryohei Hamada

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The red barn door on a sliding track door is an icon, built from salvaged pine from the original farmhouse.

FARMHOUSE REDUX

The red barn door on a sliding track door is an icon, built from salvaged pine from the original farmhouse.

Image courtesy Chad Everhart Architect.

Originally appeared in Farm House Redux
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The dining room.

SHELF LIFE

Though he appears to live alone, this graphically inclined Parisian commissioned an apartment that deftly houses his many roommates—scores of beloved comics—as well.In the dining room he has painted all the custom cutouts with varying shades of green.

Photo by Céline Clanet.

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Originally appeared in Shelf Life
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Red locker storage with hanging E27 pendant lamps

PAINT IT BLACK

This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home. Now that the interior’s palette is firmly in place, they have slowly been adding splashes of color.

Photo by Mark Seelen.

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The bedroom is decorated minimally by another Vogt screenprint, and a strand of green Algue.

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALTO

Coffee shop and bakery owner Greg Martin kept baker’s hours to whip this chimerical Minneapolis building into a modern confection. The bedroom is decorated minimally by another Vogt screenprint, and a strand of green Algue.

Photo by Cameron Wittig.

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Originally appeared in Keep Your Eye on the Balto
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Red and white candy-striped wardrobe

PLAYFUL FAMILY HOME IN BELGIUM

A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home. Daughter Oona stands near the candy-striped wardrobe in the entryway.

Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

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Originally appeared in How to Design with Red
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Facade and upstairs balcony with double-glazed windows

GREEN AND AFFORDABLE LIVING IN MONTANA

A resourceful sound mixer sources some local design talent, rolls up his sleeves, and builds small, green, and affordable in Bozeman, Montana. A handful of boxy protrusions on the facade give the modernist residence an additional three-dimensionality. The colorful red window frames and green door also give variety and depth to the gray structure.

Photo by John Clark.

Photo by John Clark.

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