Obsessed doesn't even begin to explain how I feel about the color of the Row Resort 2013 collection dress Ashley Olsen wore to the CFDA Awards last night. Magenta, berry, garnet, red-violet, whatever you call it, I love it! The moment I saw this stunning silk dress I was reminded of bold ceiling in interior designer Sara Story's Gramercy Park kitchen. The rich, feminine hue is the perfect compliment to the graphic, warm gray tone on tone painted floor. Instead of weighing down the room as I expected, the dark color adds depth and increases the sense of glamour. The dramatic color also provides a background for the elegant, modern chandelier.
Matt Murphy used a similar palette for his SF Designer Showcase guest bedroom design. The large shams, made from Nobilis Fleur de Lin, have a bit of red in them so they add energy and prevent the room from feeling too sleepy. If warm neutrals are too boring for your taste, try pairing this rich hue with icy blue à la Prada Spring 2012.
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