Brooklyn based lifestyle blog by Lauren L Caron

SPACES | A Manhattan Jewel Toned Home

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When Domaine Home recently posted this home I was very excited because it was a nice break from the vastness of white walls that we've been seeing lately. While white walls are airy and light and easy…. you don't have to go through the trials and tribulations of choosing the right paint color. Deciding on the perfect paint color in a home is really tricky and especially so when using saturated tones like emerald greens and ruby reds. In this home, Jared Seligman has done it all right. Keeping the majority of his decorative elements and furnishings in the traditional style has helped to ground the space, while mixing taxidermy and furs with velvets adds a rich layer of luxurious texture, which surprisingly tones down the saturated colors by giving your eyes a place to rest.

His statement regarding where he finds inspiration is spot on, 

“I love Elsie de Wolfe, Sister Parish, and, of course, Dorothy Draper, because so many of their designs are still relevant so many years later,” says Seligman. “There are also so many talented designers right now that are huge inspirations like Nick OlsenStudio SoffieldRyan KorbanRobert CouteriorCourtney Applebaum, and Miles Redd.” 

The designers of the past and present who aren't afraid to use color and mix in layers of textures, antiques, new pieces, expensive and inexpensive elements share the commonality of creating designs that are timeless.