You can’t miss these bright red cottages when you’re out on the water. Their cheery hue is thanks in part to a durable paint mixture that incorporates cod liver oil, a common practice in fishing communities.
When choosing reds for your holiday decor, take a vintage-inspired approach by choosing weathered reds in brick tones. This jute-covered holiday star made from paint sticks adds a rustic kick to the porch decor. Get the how-to instructions.
Ferns are a go-to perennial for shady conditions, and Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’) is a real showstopper. Silvery leaves with purple-red veins and stems stage a striking show. Best silver color develops in light shade—a little sun helps bring out the hue. Keep soil consistently moist for strong growth. Rabbit-resistant plants grow 12 to 18 inches tall by 24 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 3-8.
Black furnishings and menswear fabrics stand out against walls painted a vibrant cranberry hue.The queen-size pencil-post bed is dressed with boutique hotel-quality linens, quilted bedding, a cozy wool throw and a ticking-stripe comforter. Turn-of-the-century walnut and poplar doors were stripped of paint and repurposed as pocket doors.
Sliding glass doors in the master bedroom lead to the deck in order to keep an unobstructed view of the kids. In choosing color for their bedroom, the couple opted to paint the wall opposite their bed a bold shade of turquoise, then pop fire engine red furniture against it.
The posh penthouse is at the top of this distinguished apartment building in New York City's Nolita neighborhood. The exterior, designed by architects Roman & Williams, features red brick with cornices and 7-foot high wood windows painted crisp black.
A simple sleek console table gets transformed into a desk with the addition of two stools that neatly tuck underneath when they're not needed. Their cherry red seats draw out the red in the large painting on the wall.
For the master bedroom of this remodeled 1950s adobe home, designers removed the 80s tile that surrounded the fireplace and scaled it down in size, more in keeping with what homes of that era might have. White-painted floors and ceiling are a charming, farmhouse touch.
An open, stainless steel frame supports the glass top of this sleek desk. A red chair provides a bright and bold pop of color complemented by the red shade on the table lamp. A black and white painting adds texture and decorates the solid wall space.