Photo Gallery: Red Rooms
A graphic art wall and rug liven up this work space.
A red accent wall adds the appearance of depth to this room and feels bold and cheerful in contrast to the basement’s simple black and white scheme. The gallery wall features original drawings from designer Theresa Casey and her husband, Robert Gray.
Quintessential Nova Scotia quilts provide a charming sense of place.
Designer Philip Mitchell went to great effort to centre the doorway in this sweet little guest room, but the move was necessary to accommodate both twin beds. Sketches of schooners and the porthole mirror reference the home’s location — the seaside town of Chester.
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The saturated shade on the inside of this door creates an eye-catching focal point.
This understated foyer comes alive thanks to a brilliantly painted portal. The credenza, coat rack and a shapely pendant marry form and function.
Wallpaper creates a focal point in this room.
The lower-level guest suite of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome offers a private haven, perfect for a young adult. Like most of the furniture and fittings on this floor, the bed, chest and chair are courtesy of Ikea. A bold modern Pierre Frey damask-print wallpaper inspired the room’s raspberry accents.
This mostly white kitchen is anything but basic.
The impact of two large scarlet lampshades and a long, red banquette is intensified by the lack of colour elsewhere in the room. White stools pop against the dark wood island.
For more colour-infused spaces, see our Colourful Kitchens photo gallery.
Create a cosy vibe by piling throw pillows in botanical prints and rich fall colours onto a solid sofa.
Avoid being too matchy-matchy: mixing motifs in a range of shades looks extra lush. Continue the warming trend by covering bare floors with a thick wool rug in a cranberry hue; flip it over for a vintage needlepoint look or place it plush side up for a luxe feel underfoot.
Rich red adds personality to an otherwise neutral space.
A white sofa and glass-topped coffee table keep this look clean and airy, while artwork picks up on the floral pillows.
Comfortable seating and sumptuous patterns create an inviting space.
“Every layer adds a dimension,” says designer Anne Hepfer. In her library, seagrass walls are layered with an antique suzani that Anne picked up in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.
Set into an alcove, this daybed piled high with patterned pillows serves as both a sofa and sleeping nook.
The deep bench raises the sofa to comfortably reach the window, which is charmingly off-centre. Reds and bottle greens pop against the walls, and gauzy drapes provide privacy while still allowing light to pour into the space.
Get more decorating ideas in our Gorgeous Guest Bedrooms Photo Gallery.
A brightly coloured space from the creator of Apartment Therapy.
In Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan’s living room, rich layers and a judicious use of colour fuse high style with family-friendly design.
Red is airy and fresh in this sunny dining room.
White paint on trim, ceiling and crown mouldings is a sophisticated wall treatment for candy apple red paint and prevents the rich colour from seeming oppressive. Dining room furniture in dark wood provides balance and custom Roman window blinds let the light in while the fabric adds personality to the space.
CEO Piero Bisazza, whose family is known worldwide for their glass mosaic tiles, makes his passion for literature evident in his Vicenza, Italy, home.
A symmetrical shelving arrangement, vibrant red rug and animal print runner give this room punch. With minimal furniture, the space exudes a posh, gallery-like vibe. Glam covers break up large expanses of book spines.
See more inspirational libraries in this photo gallery.
A patterned carpet, leather chairs and a grand desk combine in this cosy office space.
“This library is off the bedroom of a studio executive who works a lot,” says Kelly Wearstler, celebrity designer and author of the book, Hue. “After she puts the kids to bed, she still wants to be close to her husband, so this is her home office. It’s very warm and dynamic, and the red signifies power.”
Learn more traditional-style tips in our Traditional & Formal Interiors photo gallery.
See more photos of Wearstler’s work in her photo gallery.