Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Melanie Elston






"No beige allowed!" declared the owners of this Chicago apartment to interior designer Melanie Elston. More specifically, they wanted their home to be vibrant, cheerful and full of color. (My kind of people!) Despite the different colors and patterns used throughout, the home really flows from room to room. I seriously cannot tell you how much I love the chairs upholstered in the always-fab "New Wave" in Capri from Old World Weavers layered with the Kelly Wearstler rug. Read all about the dramatic space and finish the tour with lots more photographs by Werner Straube over at Traditional Home!


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20 comments:

VictoriaArt said...

Wonderfully spirited! Love the color choices, all a little off, but that adds to the charm!
Especially the mix between the green pillows and the wall color in picture one! Gutsy!
Reminds me of Muriel Brandolini's color/pattern sense!
Like it a lot!

HRH The Duchess of State said...

I love all the mouldings in the salon dahhling.. just beautiful!

Musette said...

I like how VictoriaArt phrased it. There are some beautiful pieces herein, including that beautiful "New Wave" fabric, which looks great on those chairs. It helps that the bones of these rooms are GORGEOUS!

But the whole design, overall, is perhaps just a bit too 'off' for me.

Leslie said...

Those are such great spaces!

Keisha said...

Neat, cozy and chic interior design! I like the combination of patterns and the colors are just perfect! Lovely post, check out also 3D Rendering

Barbara@HausDesign said...

I love how the chinese art pops off the turquoise walls in the first picture - wow! Beautiful...

Melissa said...

I am swooning over that New Wave fabric! How can I get a yard of it?!

Please Help!

Erin said...

Melissa,
I hear ya, it's gorgeous! Unfortunately it is "to the trade" fabric. It used to be available through Stark, but I'm not seeing it on their site anymore. http://www.starkfabric.com

You could try contacting them to see what the scoop is!

p-l-a-i-d said...

This is such a great space. The color on the wall is awesome.

carol irvin said...

i love the fabric on those chairs and the chairs themselves. I find these rooms ultrra formal and constrained though and could never enjoy them.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

I love the fabrics and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rug, but it would all be too formal for my tastes, I think. I usually think of the four chairs around a cocktail table thing as being a place to sit and chat for hours at a time but I can't imagine sitting in those chairs for very long.

Still, I can definitely get behind a "no beige" mantra.

Cathy Givans said...

I absolutely love these photos...any ideas on how I could use furniture from http://www.beyondfurniture.com.au/ and create a clean, contemporary look?

Something Gorgeous said...

Wow what a clever use of colour, everything just blends so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. x

Interior said...

Great post,

Deweese @ 75th+Sedgwick.com said...

I'm dying over the chair fabric with the rug too. Brilliant!

Fashion-isha said...

That rug is gorgeous! Such a beautiful post!
xo
Sharon

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Sizzle and Zoom said...

Wonderful asian prints in the first photo!

Regina at Fauxology said...

Love this home and the confident choice of deep, beautiful colors and design!

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