Red is vibrant and powerful. It always makes a statement. Full of drama and passion a splash of red can bring a room alive. It isn’t for the faint of heart and it heightens the senses. No other color has the classic appeal it has and the camera loves it. Red done right is hard to argue with. Let’s take a look at Red Done Right…Happy Valentines Day.
Alessandra Branca loves red and always uses it to perfection. I consider her the master at using red right.
Take a look at the room below imagine it without the red?
I love the layered bohemian chic look of this bedroom on Martha’s Vineyard by Linda Lipsett. She layered the reds reducing the intensity for a great affect.
I admit I would probably never have the guts to layer the patterns as Sig Bergman did in the room below, but I am completely smitten with this room
Who wouldn’t love to cuddle up in this cozy nook by Ashley Whitaker?
Robert Kime often infuses red into his textiles and interiors with ease.
Miles Redd loves to add a splash of red for impact. Don’t you love that red door?
How do you feel about red? Does a little go a long way, or are you all in as long as the Red is Done Right? I hope you enjoyed Red Done Right…Happy Valentines Day. You might also enjoy Manly Gifts for the Man in Your Life or Sunday Favorites My Family Room, Valentines and More.
Very nice! A little red goes a long way. It can easily overwhelm but, used strategically, it makes the perfect accent and the perfect frame, as these pics show so well. Thanks!
Carla Aston says
Love the use of red in all these rooms. Gorgeous post! Looking forward to next week! 🙂
Celia Becker @ After Orange County says
Bold and beautiful. Every room needs a pop of color and I love how it's been handled in each of these rooms, especially the "gutsy" Sig Hartman room. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!
Hi Cindy! Happy Valentine's Day:) Yes, a little red goes a long way .. but I have grown to like it (pink too!). Just a pop here and there is perfect. Adding a throw or choosing a fabric with a bit of red is a great way to incorporate the color without it being overpowering. I have a really pretty glassy baby votive that ~ when placed in my white kitchen really makes a statement when I light it. It's so small but there is just something about a little pop of red:)
Enjoy your weekend! xxleslie
Karena Albert says
PS I am thinking that red lampshades are going on my list right now!
Karena Albert says
Fabulous post Cindy, I agree with you and love red done right! Alessandra is certainly one of the best at this palette!
Happy Valentine's weekend!
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Mary Ann Pickett says
I love your observations…and I've been noticing red oriental rugs coming back. Happy Valentines Day!
I did a red done right too a few weeks back and I absolutely love your picks here!! I love a good pop of red and when used well its so stunning!! Have a great weekend, K
Taylor Greenwalt says
I love all of these examples…I didn't know Dan Marty had passed away…love his work!
I do love red and have a bit of it in my family room. I loved Dan Marty's work and was saddened when I heard that he passed away this past September from a battle with cancer. Love that room and everything in it.
Enjoy your weekend and Valentine's Day.
Leslie Harris says
I need those red striped chairs in my life right now. So happy looking!
I know me too….Leslie…we must be feeling the same way!!
I love all the rooms, especially the Carrier and Company living room! Though I would never choose red as a design color, I do appreciate how just adding accent touches, using earthy tones like you've shown, really enriches the spaces!
Kelly - Talk of the House says
TOTALLY addicted to the color, and yes, Jan is so right. Using it on accessories allows you to be able to change it out for other colors when/if the mood strikes.
Have a happy Valentine's weekend Cindy!
Of course you love red!!! You definitely know how to work it too Kelly!
Love your blog and this posting is an excellent one!
What strikes me about the photos is that the bold, strong color is used — mostly — on decorative accessories — which COULD be changed for other colors, styles and patterns! Such a great strategy for décor ideas at all price points — to use a dash of color with a good dose of common sense!
Jan at Rosemary Cottage
You are absolutely right Jan that is exactly what makes these work!!
Vel Criste says
Haven't really other than during Christmas, I should, these are all inspiring and yup, just a little goes a long way for me! Happy V day Cindy!