The color-blocking on these shelves, decorated by blogger Gabrielle Blair, creates a unique style filled with bold accessories that often speak to her family’s love of travel, like bright red elephant figurines from Africa.
In the master bedroom, color-blocked drapes have a strong personality that's softened by playful art. The color combination carries over from the window treatment to the walls, lending incredible structure and visual interest to the design.
A color-blocking strategy fills built-in shelves in this family room. Blogger Gabrielle Blair admits the wide expanse of shelving was a bit intimidating at first, but she says on her Design Mom blog, that she wanted to create a look that someone with no design experience could replicate.
This dramatic hilltop home features a color-blocked exterior inspired by abstract art. Various shades of blue connect the house, sited on the ridge of a hill, to the the sky. Blue is also a reference to how the house “sails” along the top of the hill like a ship. Orange, as the complementary color, creates a dynamic contrast. Because the designers were unable to increase the square footage of the existing house, they built a separate structure and connected it to the old house by a deck.
The bold color and pattern used on the exterior of this modern home was inspired by abstract art. Various shades of blue connect the house, sited on the ridge of a hill, to the the sky that serves as its backdrop. Orange, as the complementary color, creates a dynamic contrast. The sustainable home runs on solar power and captures rainwater in cisterns.
Color is a vibrant part of the redesigned kitchen, thanks to color-blocked cabinet fronts that take turns with mahogany ones. Open shelving shows off pretty ceramic dishware, a nice visual tie-in with the ceramic pendant lights.