Warm decorating styles cover a wide spectrum …
Whether you want to go bold …. or stay neutral …. or true to your minimal viewpoint ….
The perception of a warm space is personal. Sure color will evoke emotion, but it’s the personality of the room that makes us feel welcomed.
Below are some very different examples of warm rooms (to me)…
Beginning with this spectacular red living room by Decorator Bibi Monnahan for John Demsey. “Red is a daring choice, but the results can be rewarding: a high-impact design statement that’s bold, inviting, and—unapologetically—sexy” Elle Decor.
From the large patterned area rug and the exquisite cocktail table to the upholstered pieces and artwork to the window treatments and chandelier there are layers upon layers of excitement for the senses. I love the gallery wall of artwork it has such style and personality and the warm velvety furnishings make me want to melt into the room so I can soak it all in.
The second room, image from Traditional Home, is a transitional neutrally warm and friendly family room. The delightful combination of textures, colors and natural elements exude warmth while staying neutral. Beginning with this soothing wall color, I’m immediately relaxed. Then the additional touches of coral, rich browns and textural elements from the fireplace to the metal and stone furniture pieces, I’m ready for a glass of wine and good conversation.
The third space is a white kitchen by David Piscuskas of the firm 1100 Architect. I love how this kitchen as white and minimal as it is seems is so comfortable, warm and relaxing to me. The use of open shelving with casual dinnerware and a basket of bread is a cue that something wonderful is about to happen! And of course this brilliant ceiling treatment is unexpected and ties into the wood serving platters and stools.