Dining area of MO-TEL by Office S&M.

10 Sensational Renovations That Aren’t Shy With Color

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For the ground-floor renovation of their Victorian terrace in London, homeowners Tamsen Chislett and Max Lines told the architects at Office S&M that they weren’t to use gray whatsoever. The resulting interiors evoke the playful approach of the 1980s Italian design collective, the Memphis Group. "The name of the project, MO-TEL, is linked to this sense of escapism," says Office S&M cofounder Catrina Stewart. "The couple wanted the space to make them feel like they were on holiday," she continues. The vibrant color scheme was also intended to give the space more depth and dimension. "We see color as a kind of building material that is as important as bricks and mortar," says Stewart. "It can also be incredibly economical—the cheapest thing you can do to transform a space is to paint it."