opposite: color wheel photo: courtesy farrow & ball. pattern play photo: stephan julliard. this page: smart look photo: michael mundy. sweet teal photo: roger davies.
“It serves as a practical yet treasured space,” says Jon Kastl of Champalimaud, who oversaw the design of this Manhattan study with colleague Elisabeth Rogoff. “The sense of intimacy was delivered in the color,” Kastl notes. Adds Rogoff: “We loved the idea of a reflective finish. It elevated the space.” A neutral sofa and rug let the Milton Avery painting and red accents shine. champalimauddesign.com
“Cozy and quiet” was the ultimate direction for the library-bar Oliver M. Furth designed for a couple’s new Los Angeles pied-à-terre. “They aren’t afraid of color, so this was an opportunity to push things,” says Furth, who painted the Phillip Jeffries grass cloth a rich teal while extending it to the ceiling. “It unexpectedly becomes a neutral,” he adds. An oak cabinet with chartreuse Edelman leather panels hides a refrigerator and a “healthy dose of black” grounds the entertaining space. A statement painting by Delphine Courtillot adds the final touch that effortlessly ties all vibrant hues together. Color us impressed. olivermfurth.com