I mentioned in yesterday's post that one of the highlights of the Interior Design Show in Toronto was seeing the Sibling Revelry rooms that Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe decorated with Sarah's brother Theo Richardson. The rooms were fabulous, warm, inviting, and filled with so many take-away ideas.
The idea behind the design project was that siblings would collaborate on decorating rooms. Theo is a co-founder of the New York City furniture design company Rich Brilliant Willing and the rooms were designed using many of his products along with Sarah's warm inviting design style.
When I went through the rooms I was impressed with Sarah's use of:
- bold primary colours - a different one in each room
- balancing bold colours with white (the white panelled walls in each room was the perfect foil for the strong colours)
- mixing traditional elements with more modern industrial pieces (many of them Theo's)
- mixing pieces from high and low price points
THE RED DINING ROOM
I loved the red Summerhill subway station photograph,
the mix of vintage chairs all painted glossy red (some of them cost $10 according to Tommy),
the display of dishes and candlesticks in this gorgeous metal cabinet,
the bandanas tied with a simple knot and used as serviettes,
the mix of fabrics, including this cheery polka-dot on the end chairs,
the ribbed green glass pendant lights designed by Theo,
and the shaker inspired dining chair beside the cabinet designed by Theo.
THE BLUE STUDY
I loved the mix of IKEA drapes with other blue and white pieces,
the bold polar bear painting,
the metal bar cart ready for action with blue patterned glasses on top and some crazy animals on the shelf below,
the modern simple wall clocks designed by Theo,
the amazing wooden wall hanging (would this not be a great DIY idea),
the beautiful blue fabric on the inspiration board,
and the fantastic collection of fabrics on the cushions.
THE YELLOW BEDROOM
I loved the chaise's chevron side panel and the wood side table designed by Theo,
the mix of fabrics in the cushions on the chaise (and the purse, of course),
the mix of gold-toned metals and yellow accessories on the dresser,
the metal dresser with a vintage suitcase underneath,
the wooden overhead light designed by Theo,
the fanciful yellow polka-dotted headboard,
the gorgeous orange and yellow pillows on the bed,
the side table designed by Theo, and the Audubon bird prints framed in yellow on the wall.
I loved seeing Sarah, Tommy, and Theo's designs up close and personal and especially loved that there were lots of ideas we can use in our own homes. I really liked all three rooms a lot, but would have to say that the red dining room was my favourite. What about you - what's your favourite?