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December 11, 2013
Here at Dwell, we appreciate the simplicity of minimal palettes, but when it comes to playful spaces there is nothing we enjoy more than a color-filled interior. These 12 homeowners add sophisticated splashes of color to liven up their lives.
paint pillows flowers artwork nook armchair Design Files open house interior design

We get a peek at the color-happy, Lucy Feagins-designed The Design Files Open House in Sydney, Australia. A Wilfred armchair by Jardan is accented by pillows from Penelope Durston and L.O.T.S. Artwork is by Rachel Castle, and walls are painted in Waterworld by Dulux. Photo by Phu Tang.

Originally appeared in Tour Modern, Colorful Design Files Show House in Sydney
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Aumas reading on vintage sofa.

Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels. Aumas reads on a vintage Swan sofa by Arne Jacobsen. The teal side table is from a Berlin flea market; the walnut stool by Charles and Ray Eames is from an antique store in Brussels; Aumas himself made the art on the wall. Photo by Christian Schaulin.

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Originally appeared in A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
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Door entrance with hanging images by Raw Color

Both a gallery and a residence, an Antwerp home redefines the boundaries between public and private, art and interior design. Images by Raw Color hang in a room upstairs. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

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Originally appeared in Live/Work: Modern Art Gallery and Home in Antwerp
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Modern kitchen with yellow sectioned walls and monochrome appliances

How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative Angelenas—and a good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and beleaguered midcentury house into a family home for the ages. Photo by Lisa Romerein.

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Originally appeared in Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles
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Jessica Helgerson Interior Design Brooklyn brownstone alcove stairs sofa upholstery

In the basement lounge area under the stairs, Lee had a giant sofa is upholstered in 18 Peruvian blankets that JHID collected over several months. The paintings are by Heather Watkins, a Portland artist. The coffee table is custom design in solid fir, which adds a lighter counterpoint to the Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal paint used in the alcove. Photo by Andrew Cammarano.

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Originally appeared in A Color-Drenched Brooklyn Brownstone
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Modern custom-built kitchen with bright orange chairs

Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful, custom-built guesthouse. Photo by Ben Anders.

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Originally appeared in A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London
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Modern dining room with black furniture and Cellula chandelier

Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home. The dining room’s high drama is thanks to a Cellula chandelier by Nunzia Carbone and Tiziano Vudafieri, a sleek Colors table by B. Fattorini for MDF Italia, and a massive yellow painting on the wall by Polish artist Pitor Uklański. Photo by Justin Fantl.

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Originally appeared in Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco
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the apartment interior dining room

In the dining area of the kitchen, a Mobile Chandelier 3 by Michael Anastassiades is suspended above a table from local cabinetmaker Københavns Møbelsnedkeri. Vintage red dining chairs by Ralf Lindberg mingle with an Ilse Crawford bench for De La Espada. Photos courtesy the Apartment.

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Originally appeared in A Curated Apartment Turned Showroom in Copenhagen
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Miller House main living room

In the main living room, the pillows in the sunken seating area changed colors with the seasons: reds for the winter and lighter pastels for the warmer months. Photo by Leslie Williamson.

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Originally appeared in Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen
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Architect Grant explains that the recessed orange wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction.

Architect Grant explains that the recessed orange wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction. Photo by Kent Dayton.

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Originally appeared in Urban Usonian
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The library contains an extended windowsill that functions as a small desk. The two bedroom doors are visually integrated into the library. Photo by Laura Stamer.

The library contains an extended windowsill that functions as a small desk. The two bedroom doors are visually integrated into the library. Photo by Laura Stamer.

Originally appeared in An Idyllic Swedish Summerhouse
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dining room with painted red walls

To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built in a bevy of secret compartments. Eazy side chairs by Whiteonwhite line one side of the custom-designed table by LOT-EK. Castore suspension lights by Michele De Lucchi for Artemide hang above, and a custom rug by Liora Manné lies below. Photo by Nicholas Calcott.

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Originally appeared in Tunnel Vision
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paint pillows flowers artwork nook armchair Design Files open house interior design

We get a peek at the color-happy, Lucy Feagins-designed The Design Files Open House in Sydney, Australia. A Wilfred armchair by Jardan is accented by pillows from Penelope Durston and L.O.T.S. Artwork is by Rachel Castle, and walls are painted in Waterworld by Dulux. Photo by Phu Tang.

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