Interior / September 2, 2018 / Alexa Reaves.
This is precisely what did in this music room by using statement orange curtains and tangerine lamps while letting the blue and white recede to a single armchair. It ties in blue to fit in with the rest of the house. It is a huge proponent of painting things white, especially furniture. White modernizes and freshens. People are afraid of their old grandmothers found furniture, but their forms are so fabulous and remain timeless.
You do not need to fill up a space with lots of furniture. Spend more of your budget on fewer but better quality pieces, and your room will look better than if it is stuffed to the gills with flea market finds. The high backed chairs shown here, for example, stand out because they do not have to fight for attention. Hang artwork at the right height.
Galleries and museums hang artwork so that the midline or center of each piece is 57 inches to 60 inches from the floor. The average human eye level is 57 inches. And you should do the same. In a room like this, where the ceilings soar, there might be a tendency to hang the art higher. But remember, it needs to relate to human scale, not the structures scale.
Red would be one of the most complicated colors. Unlike, say, yellow, which is sunny whether it is a pale or bright version of the shade, the mood red conveys changes dramatically when you lighten it, sweet and innocent pink, or darken it sophisticated burgundy. Although research shows that the best way for a single gal to attract a guys attention is to wear red, you may be garnering attention you do not necessarily want.