Posts Tagged ‘Paul Costello’
I love when designers aren’t afraid to take risks… especially liveable risks. The second I saw this peach and red ensemble from the 3.1 Philip Lim Spring 2010 collection, I knew I had to pair it with one of my favorite rooms captured by the talented Paul Costello. What do you think? Could you live in either one of these designs? I know I could!
For most, both the ensemble and the room would be a bit much. Over the top. Intense. Saturated. But for the brave souls willing to give in to a dose of color, I think this combo of a peach and red is just genius. Imagine how the room would look with white paint. Or the ensemble with a white dress? It changes the tone completely. The peach makes these designs warmer, and actually neutralizes the red a bit, making it easier to take in. The only difference here is that Lim’s designs tend to be very uncluttered, while this space has layers and layers of accessories – but that’s a decision best left to personal style. Which do you prefer? While I’ll shy away from patent leather in red, I do love the dress… and just about everything about the room.