I was inspired to write this post after seeing this office designed by Albert Hadley. Normally, I would not care for a room decorated in such vivid, primary colors, yet there is something so dramatic and bold about the way in which Hadley used these colors. I set out to find chic items that combined red, yellow, and blue, and let me tell you, it was no easy feat- in the wrong hands, this color combo can look rather pre-schoolish. It is most effective, though, when used sparingly and crisply (as in the Kate Spade umbrella) or in a more exotic way, like the Madeline Weinrib pillow. There's nothing Crayola about these finds!
Clarence House "Chine Copte" fabric
Arredoluce Triennale Lamp, 1950s, at Mark Frisman
Madeline Weinrib "Cherry Jam Satin" pillow
"Imari" garden seat (at back) from Source Perrier
Red Blue Chair, c. 1923, designed by Gerrit Rietveld (image courtesy of moma.org)
"Copenhagen Classic Umbrella" by Kate Spade