Mr. Bazaar on Instagram!

COPYRIGHT © 2009 - 2012 BRIGHT.BAZAAR

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Home Tour: A Teal Story

I fell upon this delightful little space whilst browsing the entries for Apartment Therapy's annual colour contest. It immediately spoke to me: the bold use of shimmering teal hues emblazoned on all four walls works wonders as a backdrop to Joshua's eclectic finds. The casually draped lighting cord with it's coral-orange fusion reminded me how delicious orange is with teal. Although this is a small space, Joshua has managed to fill it with interesting trinkets; by placing them in old sewing drawers attached to the wall it serves to frame them, whilst also preventing a cluttered look.
Positioning furniture away from right angles helps to loosen a smaller space, opening it up by adding visual interest; the eye focuses on the unusual arrangement rather than the shape of the room itself. Corners are softened with delicate vignettes (who knew stacked chairs would work the camera so well?!), whilst simple lighting casts a gentle eye over the proceedings. There must be something about small spaces that connects with me, as I almost always find them hugely inspiring.

27 comments:

  1. I am fond of the dark rich color teal for walls... very cozy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. The color of the walls is the exact color I'd paint mine if I chose to do color there. Love this space!

    ReplyDelete
  3. such lovely colors and great use of sewing frames as decoration!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the color of the walls! My front door is teal! Such a happy color!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a stunning colour; I would never have imagined teal could look this good throughout a space. Thanks for sharing Will :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That wall color is FAB!!!!

    Luvs Will!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm totally digging the silver lamp and the wall color. Yum.

    ReplyDelete
  8. this place is speaking to me too! Love teal, and the kerchief on the deer just kills me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Mr. Will, I think you are drawn to these smaller spaces because it takes some serious creativity and talent to decorate a small space well (perhaps your first coffee table book?).

    Love the teal color.

    A warm hug to you, Mon

    ReplyDelete
  10. Will my entry, staircase, and den/office are a deep teal and I love it!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    ReplyDelete
  11. That colour is stunning. Giving me inspiration for a bedding makeover!
    Rachie xo

    ReplyDelete
  12. Funny, I'm in a teal mood - spent the afternoon looking for teal fabrics. Lovely colour. Lovely post.

    ReplyDelete
  13. love the colors, but you know what I love most? I think the bedroom is really sweet!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the creatives uses in this space and the color really makes the pieces pop! The faux stag's head is so fun!

    ReplyDelete
  15. You sucked me right in with 'Teal' in your title...am currently in love with teal and this did not let me down...stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Absolutely adore that bedroom! The woody textures, pop of red and teal wall are awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great find! Loving the dark teal color and all the little decisions that made the sum total here work so well!

    ReplyDelete
  18. It's a lovely color, but I'm thinking that maybe a room or two not the entire place. Fabulous home tour today!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I really like this colour--moody and sophisticated all at once. And what a brilliant idea with the stacking chairs!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love the 3rd picture... the wall color is amazing!! Definately perfect for a bedroom :-)

    ReplyDelete
  21. second picture: so funny, so genial, lovely and ... and ....
    adore your blog!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. That deep teal for a bedroom is so cozy! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Lovely post, have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Teal's getting some serious loving, I like it!

    Mon - you are so generous with your words, thank you. xo

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment - each one makes my day!

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Loading...
window.location.href="http://www.brightbazaarblog.com/?blogger=http://brightbazaar.blogspot.com/2010/10/home-tour-teal-story.html";