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Bernd's "Eclectic Red" Room

Eclectic Red



Name:

Bernd

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Division:

International

Colors Used


Copenhagen Blue and Rum Caramel from a local hardware store on the walls. A lot of cosy wood tones, shades of red and a lot more! Rum Caramel resembles J. T. Nimoys „Colour of Art“. He calculated the average color from more than 26,000 images in the MoMa art collection. I figured it as a perfect background for my own little art collection.

Color Inspiration


My living room is in fact the most neutral colored room in my flat. I always wanted an earthy warm room lighted up with bright blue. On this colorful neutral base I display my strong reds to give the room a bit of fire.

Color Tips


You can go wild with an colorful neutral base. All colors will pop more and even white will appear stronger. Don‘t be afraid of color, if you are in love with red, buy a spray can and turn different objets, toys or trash into matching accessoires. And it looks very neat, if you sort your books by color. And it‘s definitely a conversation starter.

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Comments (27)

I love that place, there is so much interesting stuff to look at. So I would second a "houstoer please!"

posted by nicolezh on November 9, 2011 at 1:49am
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Awesome

posted by MartieMartie on November 9, 2011 at 10:00am
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@curvatura
The lamp is just an IKEA lamp shade. I glued sheets of old parchment paper on it.

posted by Bernd on November 23, 2011 at 6:10pm
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Love how quirky and unmatching everything is. You're lucky to have such gorgeous bones to work with (herringbone floors, tall ceilings, fabulous mouldings). You've done a good job at creating a visually interesting and impactful room without it looking too busy or formulaic. Love.

posted by britabroad on November 8, 2011 at 9:43am
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Lovely, warm, personal and balanced space. The reds in the rug, wall hanging and small table really work against that blue.

posted by Tara Emelye on November 8, 2011 at 9:48am
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The colors are nice, but the arrangement of the individual items is what is the most interesting to me. The furniture and walls decorations are and so well arranged. You have my vote.

posted by kbfromlb on November 8, 2011 at 10:34am
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Lovely!
With just a little peak into the hallway, I'll be the first to say: House Tour please!

posted by NiceSpydr on November 8, 2011 at 6:31pm
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The hard wood floors are to die for!

posted by RocketScientist on November 8, 2011 at 7:28pm
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I love this warm and cosy atmosphere. Just awesome. Even a glass-topped table would fit in there.

posted by hansmann on November 9, 2011 at 6:27am
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Most unusual without being in-your-face...
the reds come as a surprise, just a touch here and there.

posted by austere on November 9, 2011 at 7:51am
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Only two words: the best!|

posted by cati from Turin, Italy on November 9, 2011 at 7:58am
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Love it. I just stole this palette for my living room! THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION!

posted by JasmineIsDomestic on November 12, 2011 at 8:03pm
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Love this, Very clever.

posted by Dyan_Can on November 17, 2011 at 8:58pm
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I love the red chair. Where did you get it?

posted by RowRowRow on November 18, 2011 at 9:53am
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I Like this!!! Very nice job! It's so cozy, fresh, and really cool!

posted by mahzer&vee on November 18, 2011 at 1:16pm
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Du gewinnst oder nicht, ich muss dich mal besuchen.

posted by travellersam on November 19, 2011 at 3:45pm
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nice combinations, very cosy
love the red chair too!

posted by stefwien on November 21, 2011 at 6:27am
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es ist eine Schande!

posted by antonelloF on November 21, 2011 at 11:29am
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Congrats! You had my vote. :)

posted by Cashew on November 22, 2011 at 10:59am
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Looks to be a very relaxing and inviting room.

posted by Mary7 on November 22, 2011 at 1:42pm
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There is something so appealing about how the pictures are arranged in a chaotic, yet organized manner. Arranging the books by color on the shelves is a nice touch.

posted by BillyRes on November 22, 2011 at 2:19pm
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i would love a house tour just to learn more about that tantalizing light fixture hanging at the top of the first photo...

posted by curvatura on November 22, 2011 at 10:58pm
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Thanks a million times to everybody who voted for me! You made me the proudest number 1!

posted by Bernd on November 23, 2011 at 6:01pm
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@rowrowrow
The red chair is "chair one" by munich based designer Konstantin Grcics. For Magis.
http://www.ambientedirect.com/en/catalog/product/view/id/18727/

posted by Bernd on November 23, 2011 at 6:05pm
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Toll, toll, toll!!!

posted by stephanie s. on November 25, 2011 at 8:07am
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Love the Style so me Thank for sharing Happy Holidays

posted by uhaveaniceday on December 7, 2011 at 6:57am
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I like some of the stuff and the hardwood floors, but the wall color is not for me..i like warmer tones

posted by Zsuzzani on January 16, 2012 at 2:40pm
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