Sunday, July 22, 2012

Seafoam Green + Coral Combo

Sounds like a crazy prom outfit but it's's a super fun color scheme!  My sister is moving to NYC soon and is renting a studio (or as she likes to say, "buying a building") and has asked me to help her!  In a realistic design situation, you have to work with a client's existing pieces and in this case, my sister has a seafoam green sofa, our starting point.  I've advised her that we're going to play it up with some navy and coral accents--it's going to be wild.  Here are some great examples of these two colors working together.

This is one of my favorite rooms--by Ashley Whittaker.  It's bright and soft at the same time.  Also, the lighting is so gorgeous!

The soft seafoam green with the pop of the drapery is really fun and actually quite calming.  From HERE.
Tobi Fairley uses a neutral as the base and a pretty seafoam green tailored drapery treatment and accents it with a coral throw pillow and geometric upholstered ottoman.
Who can resist a macaron?  We had macarons at our wedding as the favor.  YUM
As you can see, these are a happy combination.  They make the room bright and fun and sunny and I don't think you really need anything else in a small studio.  We are thinking about a patterned navy rug, the seafoam green sofa, seagrass woven bar stools, and some coral accents in the throw pillows.  I can't wait to show you how it looks when she moves! 

Alicia B.


Darcy said...

Alicia, I love this color combo! We just bought a navy and white striped Dash & Albert rug for our new living room and I am thinking some seafoam green / mint pillows are in order.

By the way, I have a newfound respect for your job. I have always loved what you do (sounds amazingly creative and fun) but now that I have a house to decorate, I am absolutely paralyzed by indecision regarding fabrics, rugs, pillows, furniture, etc. It is too much!

Hope you are well.

Alicia B. Designs said...

Hey Darcy, Thanks--show me pics of your new hall! I'm going to do a navy piece soon.

Decorating for yourself if you're a designer is always the hardest part. Have fun with it though, i know it's going to look amazing and congrats on being a home owner!!


Darcy said...

Alicia, this is the rug we bought (and love):

(Trimaran Stripe Navy/Ivory Indoor/Outdoor). We still have the leather library collection chairs and couch from Restoration Hardware so now we are just accessorizing (throw pillows, etc.). So many decisions!

Diana said...

I just saw this! I am behind in my blog reading. Thank you!!! Can't wait for you to nest in my apartment and make it all bright and happy.

Love you.

PS Can you get me a giant white tiger like in that latest blog post to pose on my bed??