Small spaces can be tricky to decorate, so keeping a cohesive color scheme is a must- too many disparate colors can look choppy. Designer T. Keller Donovan was faced with a challenge when he decorated his three room apartment, but in order to keep some continuity between the rooms, he chose a very tight color palette- red, white, and blue. If this all seems quite patriotic, it is- Donovan was born on the Fourth of July.
Everything in the living room is red and white. All of the major furniture, especially the upholstered pieces, are red. Even the accessories- the picture frames, fire screen, bowls, and vases- are red too. The kitchen with its soothing blue and white color scheme is a nice counterpoint to the snappy living room. Again, the kitchen accessories such as the Spode china are all blue and white. I'm quite taken with the blue and white African print fabric on the kitchen chairs- it looks rather Alan Campbell-ish, but if anyone knows what it is, please let me know.
Finally, the bedroom is blue and white, but in reverse from the kitchen. Calm white dominates here. And don't you love the books behind the bed? They definitely add a lot of visual interest to what would otherwise be a rather boring wall!