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White minimalist color block apartment in Budapest - Margeza via Atticmag

Color Block Apartment

How a small flat was renovated to look larger using a white-on-white scheme balanced by chunks of bright color. Last Fall I received a pitch from a retired couple who live near the Belgian-Luxembourg border. Margit and Geza Hamoir said they often travel to Budapest, Hungary, where they had purchased, renovated and flipped an apartment […]

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gray bedroom with orange accents by Joy Tribout via Atticmag

Gray Guest Rooms with Vibrant Accents

Enliven a monochromatic room with only one accent color. Gray is a versatile neutral that can be combined with any color. It’s often a choice for bedrooms due to its cool and calming effect, but there’s no reason to be boring. A single color splash provides a vibrant accent to an already sophisticated space. Blogger […]

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Japanese maple leaves - flatbush gardener via atticmag

Asian Orange

A color of this weekend’s Fall equinox in art and life. A few weeks from now the leaves on our ancient oaks and Japanese maples will begin to turn the color of autumn. This blazingly beautiful hue is also dramatic indoors, especially when Asian inspired. Stylized poppies lend the aura of a Japanese kimono to […]

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mauve decorative tile bathroom wall TexTiles Ottoman II tile - style-files via Atticmag

Mostly Mauve

A variation in the purple family shows its home décor chops. Grayer than magenta and softer than fuchsia, mauve is a muted purple Victorian color that can range from dusky rose-ish to grape. Named after the mallow flower in the late 19th century, it is a color that is currently seen on upholstery, especially in […]

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gray stripe powder room by Jean-Louis Deniot

Grayscale Expressions

A single gray-stripe motif is used in public and private spaces, from the sacred to the mondaine. The term “grayscale” is usually applied to visual images it seems to be appropriate to use it describe nuanced interiors created from shades of gray. Although these may technically be monochromatic, they are dependent on the play of […]

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