Mixing Painted Furniture
Image from Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People, published by Knopf, 2007.
The other day we had a little conversation about mixing painted furniture. Excluding neutrals such as black, white or cream, how many colors can be combined in one room?
Jennifer has helpful suggestions. She feels that it is possible to successfully do a few different colorful painted pieces in a room, but she thinks that only one item (or one set of something) should be bold in color, size or shape. After settling on the focal point, Jennifer advises mixing in a small, antique painted piece that is rather faded. "That way you don't have multiple pieces competing for dominance," she says.
I love how in the vignette above Janet de Botton used a glossy red table with subtler neutral painted pieces.