Red Inspiration for Christmas 2007

Christmas is by far my favourite time of year. It is the time of year that I am stimulated both emotionally and visually. I love the decorations, the lights, the spirit of giving and receiving, and most of all this time of year makes me attracted to the color red more than any other time of the year. So in the spirit of the season and the mood I am in, following are some of my favourite red rooms and objects of decor. I wish to you all a season filled with the spirit of love, happiness and time spent with family and friends.

What a great use of a modern stripe on a traditional chair and the other touches of red in the room echoed in the roman shade and flowers.
Brian McCarthy Elle Decor Dec 2007

What about just one touch of red in your room in a wonderful and ornate mirror frame?
World of Interiors March 2007 James Mortimer

My favourite Interior Designer, Albert Hadley in front of his famous red bulletin board

A door covered in red felt that I adore by the fabulous Suzanne Rheinstein

A masterful use of red in this room. The touches of black in the bureau, art frames and accessories ground the space and act like punctuation marks.
Ward Denton and Christopher Gardner Elle Decor 2002 via Peak of Chic
The name John Stefanidis says it all. A brilliant combining of checks and geometrics in this monochromatic color scheme. And the dimensions of the room are so grand...to have the space to float a table in the center of the room. A perfect place to pile stacks of books.
John Stefanidis
A classic Chinese Bamboo chair painted bright shiny red is complimented perfectly with the matching red trim on the draperies.
Richard Mishaan Elle Decor June 2007

Check out the red piping on this sofa and the detail on the skirt, and of course you all know my fixation with zebra carpets.
Martyn Lawrence-Bullard via Cote de Texas

I love this beautiful ornate armoire juxtaposed with the clean lines of the contemporary chair. And of course the well photographed coffee table book - Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. 2007 might well be dubbed as the year of Red Coral and this book may go down in the Guinness World Book of Records as the most photographed book.
Picture source unknown

Everything is perfection in this room. My favourite chairs by Phillip Stark-The Ghost Chair
Elle Decor Nov 2006

Another classic chair by Harry Bertoia shown with a red leather cushion. A 1950's Chair designed for the Knoll Group
When I saw these dishes while driving by, in a window display at the Hermes store, I was so taken with them that I circled the block to find a parking spot and went into the store to check them out. What is there not to like about anything that Hermes does?
How cool would this be hanging in an entry foyer?
Neptune lantern by Vaughan Designs.com

A lacquered & stainless table by Vincente Wolfe for Ralph Pucci.net

Red lacquered candle sticks from Gumps.com

And last but not least my favourite sofa of the year designed by the late John Hutton and appropriately named the "Touche Sofa". Available through David Sutherland Showrooms
A Merry Merry Christmas to one and to all !
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  1. Anonymous18/12/07

    GREAT collection here. I love the red frame and a girl can't resist the Hermes plates. So stylish.

  2. I am absolutely crazy about red, especially against a backdrop of mainly white! This post twirled my world.
    If you get a chance to check out my new blog, please do. And you will see a big red border around my
    header. I am a big fan of your work and really enjoy reading your blog.

  3. Dear patricia - I have a fire engine red front door - go the red doors I say :-)

  4. Hi Me, Myself
    I totally agree with you on the Hermes plates,very stylish.

  5. Hi BC
    Welcome to the Blog world with you new Blog. I love your header with the red border, but what makes it pop is the beautiful lavender, fuschia infill. Thanks for dropping by.

  6. HI ATBB
    I love red entry doors. I have always wanted one. In Feng Shui red doors are very auspicous and will bring much success and prosperity into the home!

  7. Patricia,
    I absolutely loved this post! Wonderful job! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  8. Anonymous19/12/07

    Hi Patricia
    I just found your blog...I don't know where I've been; but it is great. I love your collection of reds.

  9. Merry Christmas to you too! I will be thinking of that little red bamboo chair for the rest of the day.

  10. Loving all the red you've found...that red and white striped chair gets me every time!!


  11. That red armoire is something else! What a stunning piece that would make a room sing. The book you mention - it is so odd that it's everywhere. It's interesting to most owners only for its famous cover as I flipped through it and found a rather boring book, and I'm a science geek. :)

  12. Happy Holidays Patricia! Hope your move went well. Love your red post. I love red this time of year too. Some great products here.

  13. I'm jealous of ATBB's front door, fantastic. Beautiful collection of photos Patricia! My favorites are the big red mirror, Herme tableware is always to die for, the room with the Ghost chairs, and the sofa with the red piping.

  14. Anonymous21/12/07

    Lovely, inspirational photos!!

  15. Red is spectacular! What a lively, (not a typo - it is lovely too!) post with lots of positive feedback.

    Thank you for your comment to Joni as she so kindly introduced me! We have had such fun getting to know one another in the context of design blogging.I look forward to enjoying your posts and learning from you!

  16. Lovely post, but my favourite pic is of the Ghost chairs...love those and have a goal to someday get me a few!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  17. How to pick, my dear? they are all so wonderful! I love the first picture - that chair! the peak of chic room is a favorite too. the girl loves glamour room - that's the house of Martyn L. Bullard - one of my favorite houses ever!!! And that sofa!!!!!

    Merry Christmas to the Lady in Red!

  18. I love color, and I love it when you do color inspired posts. This one is incredible!

  19. There are so many things I love in this post. I love the idea of little touches of red here and there.

  20. Red, in my humble opinion, is the only color that is truly timeless. All beautiful.


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