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Bursts of vivid hues give sparkle and shine to a young family’s home.

By Mimi Read
Reblogged and comments by Mark LaFleur

I found this article in one of my favorite magazines and just had to reblog it. So many great pieces of French and English furniture
for inspiration. Do visit our website at:www.antiquewarehouse.net for access to some similar gorgeous pieces.

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Kaleidoscopic Assortment
When designer Suzanne Kasler travels to Paris, she always photographs a kaleidoscopic assortment of painted doors and doorways for her own amusement. To her, it’s a collection of not only a beautiful entryways, but also magical colors.

A monochromatic palette showcases boldly colorful art and accents. John Saladino sofas upholstered in Nancy Corzine silk canvas. Side tables, Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair. Coffee table, Jan Showers. Antique recamier from Herringbone Home. Chandelier, Nancy Corzine. Rug, Beauvais. Artwork, Aaron Wexler.

I think I'd tire of this color pretty quickly. I DO love the Empire games table and Louis XVI antique chair.

I think I’d tire of this color pretty quickly. I DO love the Empire games table and Louis XVI antique chair.

Gleaming Turquoise
As you walk through, the rooms alternate between strong colors and pale neutrals such as cement and ivory. Sometimes bright color is on the walls, but other times it’s in the upholstery, the large-scale abstract artwork, or merely the pillows. Or a gash of color is seen mainly through a doorway and is only experienced full force for limited amounts of time, as in the gleaming turquoise dining room and the romantic, lavender powder room.

Stools from William Word Fine Antiques, in Zoffany velvet. Bergère in Nancy Corzine linen blend. Floor lamp, Baker.

The round Louis XVI marble topped table is paired with a white Louis XVI style chair.

The round Louis XVI marble topped table is paired with a white Louis XVI style chair.

In this photo a Louis XVI table and Louis XVI chairs are paired for an elegant dining room designed for entertaining.

In this photo a Louis XVI table and Louis XVI chairs are paired for an elegant dining room designed for entertaining. When closed, this table will be completely round. Again, this use of aqua blue is not really my thing, and I think I would be painting over it sometime soon. Note the Louis XV Sofa in the background.

Subliminal Rhythm
“The variations create a subliminal rhythm,” says Kasler, whose second book, Timeless Style (Rizzoli), comes out in October. “There’s a lot of color, but it’s strategically used, so it ends up feeling subtle.”

A vibrant turquoise defines the dining room, from the walls and upholstery to the fine trim on the chairs. Chandelier, David Iatesta. Table, Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair. Rug, Beauvais. Art, Franz Kline. Ceiling, Ralph Lauren Paint’s Oyster.

Note the sumptuous Louis XV Bergeres paired with a deco styled coffee table. I love the color palette in this room!

Note the sumptuous Louis XV Bergeres paired with a deco styled coffee table. I love the color palette in this room! Soothing and restful. I’m not sure I would have chosen those lucite tables in the background though even though I do like some lucite furniture.

I hope you enjoyed this article and found inspiration for your own home. Don’t forget to check our inventory at the Antique Warehouse for similar products used in this article.

Remember not everything is on our website.

Mark

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