Using color in a big way—such as the many shades of blue punctuated by sunny yellow in this project from Erika Rundiks of Recherche Interior Design—is somewhat unusual in interior design. It takes a creatively thinking designer and a client who is not afraid to be daring.
“Often people are more comfortable with the safe route and what they see represented by retailers appealing to the masses,” says Rundiks. “In this project, the client really led with their heart, which allowed for a more expressive design.” In this particular remodel, the main level of this home was opened up, but it was initially a dark space (Rundiks calls it “a tightly flanked Victorian situation”). Kevin Anderson from ArcWest Architects added lots of windows to increase access to natural light.
“It’s funny,” she adds. “I’m typically not a yellow girl, but what I love about the yellow is how it makes the blues shine.”