For those of you who like the chic/ preppy/ feminine/ traditional look mixed with bold colors, then you must check out this Los Angeles apartment decorated by Joe Nye (and featured in the October issue of House Beautiful). Designed for a lucky young woman, the home features a turquoise and raspberry color scheme with a bit of brown thrown in for good measure. The homeowner had inherited some good antiques, and Nye added some fun and funky furniture to keep the home from looking too matronly. What I also thought was very clever was that Nye created a masculine office (painted in a rich brown) as a counterpoint to the femininity of the rest of the home. And the icing on the cake? All of those great accessories! Here are a couple of photos of this fun, feminine home.
A view of the bedroom with a French settee from Chapman Radcliff and window shade in Manuel Canovas's "Bragance".
The rich brown office with some fun animal prints.
The dining room. Don't you love that painted chair?
Image at top: A view of the living room where the turquoise/raspberry color scheme is most evident.