Ravishing red

When looking to make a dramatic statement in a home the inclusion of ravishing red can lead to ravishing results.

 

Carolina Irving painted her former Paris home's entry in a deep Moroccan red.

Carolina Irving painted her former Paris home’s entry in a deep Moroccan red.

Certain designers come to mind when thinking of red interiors. They love the color and use it fearlessly. Their rooms are unforgettable consequently linking the designers’ names forever with this bold hue.

Lisa Fine’s famous tented red living room in Paris was memorable because of its exotic use of the color.

Laura Sartori Rimini lined her London pied-a-tierre in rich red damask creating a jewel box effect.

(Photo: Miguel Flores-Vianna from Lisa Fine's Near and Far)

(Photo: Miguel Flores-Vianna from Lisa Fine’s Near and Far)

Lulu Lyttle of Sloan brazenly covers her walls with a red printed fabric. She then embellishes with a different red pattern on top.

(Photo: Tim Beddow)

(Photo: Tim Beddow)

Robert Kime made Tory Burch’s Normandy estate cozy and nuanced with red fabric-lined walls and furnishings.

(Photo: Miguel Flores-Vianna from Near and Far)

(Photo: Miguel Flores-Vianna from Near and Far)

Lee Radziwill covered her study’s walls and furniture in the same red stripe.

Beverly Field's living room was an homage to the silk road with exotic textiles mostly in shades of red. (Photo: Dallas Life Magazine)

Beverly Field’s living room was an homage to the silk road with exotic textiles mostly in shades of red. (Photo: Dallas Life Magazine)

If floor to ceiling red is too much, a splash of this color can be used for a dramatic punctuation.

(Photo: Source unknown)

(Photo: Source unknown)

Studio Peregalli frequently uses rich red fabrics as upholstery in their timeless rooms.

Wood and red are a dynamic combination.

(Photo: Miguel Flores-Vianna from Near and Far)

(Photo: Miguel Flores-Vianna from Near and Far)

Jamie Creel’s red chair is a bright note against the wood in his Moroccan home.

(Photo: Tim Beddow)

(Photo: Tim Beddow)

Red curtains and lampshades warm up the wood-beamed entry in Tory Burch’s home.

(Photo: Oberto Gili)

(Photo: Oberto Gili)

Similarly, red curtains soften this luxuriously paneled bedroom in an Alpine home by Studio Peregalli.

Umberto Pasti's Moroccan home. (Photo:

Umberto Pasti’s Moroccan home. (Photo: Veranda magazine)

This single red flower holds its own against a blue and white and yellow tiled wall.

Maybe a touch of red in a pillow would be suitable to your taste. If that is the case, Lisa Fine incorporates red beautifully in two of her fabrics seen above. Pomona is a wonderful two color pattern using a subtle Moroccan red. Calico Floral Stripe is dark and moody with pops of red.

Additionally,  Vaughan makes two of my favorite red embroidered fabrics.

Casa V Interiors can warm up your home with a splash or more of ravishing red.