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The Painted Room

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Loving the work of Seattle-based architect, Bosworth Hoedemaker.  I’m also a huge fan of white interiors (the perfect white, of course) combined with natural wood elements. Wood surfaces DO read as color. Most often that color reads in the range of  black, brown or orange tones.  Take a look at these interiors (all from Houzz) and note the restrained but highly effective use of window and door trim to punctuate white spaces.  Perfection.

 These window frames read “orange” and complete the color composition. Yum.

Lone “orange” window frame punctuates white plane

Gorgeous natural wood doors, frames and floors

A warm natural wood door advances forward in this long white hallway

A white barn-like dining space with bank of natural wood windows

Different space, same feel

More white surfaces warmed up with wood.

Beautiful entrance/hallway, integrating clean, white space with natural elements. The eye is drawn straight back to the wooded view outside.

Again, a smooth transition indoors to out. The window frames, floor and other textural elements provide all the color needed. Cozy.

Couldn’t resist this closing image- of Mr. Hoedemaker’s own house (and dog) via Seattle Times.

Color in Context. Color Planes.

Been doing lots of interiors lately. Lots of entry/hallways. I’m big on injecting shots of color, I call them “color planes” to create a bit of drama, interest or balance, especially in small, tight spaces. So, think accent walls.  I’m actually big on those, especially in small spaces where four walls of saturated color might be too strong.  But think of these “planes” on other surfaces in a room-  ceilings, floors, doors. 

Which brings me the subject of this post- door surfaces, both interior and exterior. Take a look at these doors- especially how the exterior door color relates to the interior space that it opens into.  Great examples of the power of color relationships.

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