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NAVY & WHITE, MEET Brown and Sparkle

November 20, 2009

In a recent project, we had the chance to pull together a color scheme that we hadn’t used in the past and are so in love with it, that we had to share. With navy being all over, both the fashion and ID scene, we were itching to use it and coupled it with the crisp, slick white chroma that we’re known for. However, as the design process evolved, we began introducing deep browns and silvery shimmery fabrics that took this design from borderline nautical to swanky with a capital S!

We knew that we wanted the walls in the public spaces to be white, but a can of paint just wasn’t going to pack the swanky punch we needed. Instead, we opted for an irresistible fabric put out by Valtekz and designed by notable designer, Celerie Kimble. The fabric is a vinyl composite, making it a super smart choice as a wall covering and you can’t beat the impact it makes in a room.

Valtekz white croc wallcovering

While we wanted to keep the vertical surfaces extremely light in color, our goal was to create major depth on the floor and ceiling planes. To achieve that,we chose a dark stained prefinished oak floor

dark stained oak floors

and gave the ceiling dramatic architectural detailing via a series of coffers, loaded  with depth and color…check it out

Perspective of Living Area, illustrated for us by The Artist Foundry

Perspective of Living Area and ceilings, illustrated for us by The Artist Foundry

Furnishings were covered in sumptuous velvets and mohairs in deeply rich shades of navy, chocolate and charcoal and of course white leather.

velvets and mohairs by DONGHIA in nutmeg, mouse and sapphire

chocolate and white (NOT IVORY) zebra was a perfect fit in this scheme

laquer and leather Louis chair

For some of the hard surfaces. i.e. backsplash,  we came across this most amazing glass tile, put out by Artistic Tile. It was the perfect complement…

Mini brick glass tile by ARTISTIC TILE

In betwixt these rich surfaces, we waved our sparkle wand (yeah, we do have one of those) and went for a shimmery silver linen weave for floor to ceiling drapes, chose light fixtures with both shiny and glimmery surfaces and went for unconventional art from 3Form. Below are some examples…

shimmery linen coupled with navy open weave as floor to ceiling drapery

laminated clear resin with silver inserts used as art by 3Form

sexy sconce 😉

shiny sconce with metalic fabric shade

shiny chrome table base with gleaming white lacquer top

Murano glass wallpaper by Innovations that we used in the foyer

chrome metal detailing on fabulous chocolate console by PORADA

And so that’s how NAVY AND WHITE met Brown and Sparkle. The End.

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