A blog from Visual Jill, East Bay Interior Design

A blog from Visual Jill, East Bay Interior Design

Thursday, March 21, 2013

White Space in a Modern Home

Here at Visual Jill, we love our color accent walls. Orange? Oh yeah. Blue? Always. And green? You know it. But there is really something to be said about pure white walls, especially when they are offset by beautiful wood floors -- or ceilings!

This is our most recent project -- decorating a spectacular brand new house in Berkeley. By having white and wood as our backdrop, we were able to combine many fun colors throughout the home.

Check out the folding glass doors that truly bring the outside in!

We were lucky to be able to feature original acrylic and mixed media paintings by artist Kristen Jensen -- her bold patterns and colors were perfect for the space.

A large upstairs landing can serve as a lounge, play area or office.

The bedrooms feature the same modern, simple and clean feeling as the rest of the house.

We absolutely love this house! Kudos to architect Matt Baran and developer Caleb Inman.

All photos courtesy of LucidPic Photography.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Color Inspiration: Yellow

It's the color of daffodils, sunshine, and Spring. In honor of this being the first day of March, I'm showing off some of my favorite yellows . . .

(image via Poppytalk)

I can't help but drool over these smooth, modern yellow cabinets. Those of you who think yellow is just for country kitchens -- think again!

The cover of the new West Elm catalog, featuring this sunny Everett chair, made me smile.

I'm so happy that CB2 has reinvented the traditional Mexican Acapulco chair . . . check out their Ixtapa chair in these delicious colors!

Our favorite yellow paint color is Laguna Yellow (Benjamin Moore 291). It really made this kitchen and dining room that we staged glow.

And speaking of Benjamin Moore, they've selected Lemon Sorbet as their color of the year. This buttery yellow brings a soft brightness to surfaces.

Do you use yellow in your home decorating? Tell us about it, in the comments below.