The design begun with a hot pink velvet couch and only acquired extra pleasurable from there.
Designer Michelle Gage’s consumer — a writer, wife, and mother of two — understood what she favored: saturated colours, artwork and brass. She integrated numerous of people elements into her Chestnut Hill home (see: blue kitchen cabinets patterned entryway tiles), then hired Gage in 2019 to furnish it. “In our to start with meeting, she explained she required a scorching pink velvet couch,” says Gage. “My assistant and I appeared at each and every other and stated, ‘Yeah, we can do this!’”
One of the challenges of using so a lot shade? The fact that the initially floor is basically a person major space. “Open strategy is a blessing and a curse,” says Gage. “You want just about every room to stand by yourself, but you have to think about the entire circulation.” Gage utilized vibrant hues that are harmonious but not matchy-matchy and linked the rooms together with art, rugs and brass aspects. And in self-contained places — the entryway, the mudroom, the bathrooms — Gage amped up the whimsy by layering on her signature glimpse: heaps of patterns.
“We wanted to pulse shade all through the initially flooring, with stopping factors in each and every place that would operate jointly to harmony out the complete house.” — Michelle Gage, designer
A brass credenza in the family members place matches metal aspects in the kitchen. Gage brought in apricot-hued island seating and added a patterned window procedure (done by Claudia Clobes Yudis at City Loft Structure Studio) to give the eye a position to land. The expandable spherical eating table was designed by Chad Barranco of Salvage Operates in Downingtown. It’s established off by oxblood chairs.
Gage upholstered the sofa in a velvet long lasting ample to withstand youngsters and a canine. The gray classic rug and material select up the kitchen cupboard coloration. The toss pillow is from Anthropologie the ceramic desk was originally on the patio.
Gage matched a active wallpaper to the existing tile to develop a memorable to start with impression. The painting is one of 25 parts Gage and the house owner picked from the Tiny Gallery in Chestnut Hill.
Main Bed room
The large place was warmed up with lively wallpaper. The rounded edges of the wooden aspect tables soften the purple mattress. The pillows are from Anthropologie.
Released as “Color Me Happy” in the January/February 2021 challenge of Philadelphia journal.