The apartment of this art world and academia couple is all about mixing genres and color. The palette was inspired by a trip to Brussels and its 19th century motifs. While individual rooms have different vibrant hues, a central hallway of Waynesboro taupe grounds the entire space.
The artist has a fascination with objects, and the home is a visual feast of furnishings, artwork, and collectibles. To add volume and minimize sensory overload, walls and trim were painted the same color. The book collection is housed in black lacquer shelving built with a custom blade to match the original Victorian woodwork.
Energy radiates throughout the apartment via juxtapositions of old and new. The fuchsia living room is grounded by an antique Japanese rug and lit by a contemporary chandelier. A dark wooden bed and ebony secretary loosen their stiff collars against an updated take on classic paisley. Molded-plastic Eames chairs add fun classics to the formal library.
The couple loves to host lively gatherings. Each room offers visitors a different vibe. Eclectic elements catch the eye and jumpstart conversation. And the colors make everyone feel happy!