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simply color: dave alhadeff

by Lauren

Who would have thought that pink walls could look so cool?! If anyone can pull it off, it’s Dave Alhadeff of The Future Perfect — his taste is impeccable! Dave has a hip, eclectic mix of furniture and décor in his Brooklyn home. The colors are bold and brilliant. Check out the rest here. (Photographs by Jonny Valiant.) — Lauren

A. Royal Garnet (Valspar), PMS 504; B. Flame (Pratt & Lambert), PMS 1655; C. Flower Girl (Valspar), PMS 183; D. Gentle Rain (Behr), PMS Cool Gray 3; E. Sweet Mustard (Valspar), PMS 113

1. Antique Serrated Diamonds Navajo Rug, $82; 2. Antique Hand-Colored Lithograph, $20; 3. One-Of-A-Kind Fobot, prices vary; 4. Book Table Light, $210; 5. Vintage Plastic Sign Letter, $18; 6. Ursa Minor, $85; 7. Paxton Wall Shelf, $39+; 8. LED Alarm Clock, $80

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  • Oh my goodness. I just finished a weekend painting accent walls in my dining room color A (eggplant-ish?) and a nearby door color C (bold pink). Gray and yellow are also plentiful in the space…but I thought I had made a huge mistake until I put a bright red chair (B) in front of the deep eggplant walls…That was the color that helped me feel better about convincing my husband to help me :). Thank you for posting this! It gives me more confidence in my own project. Dave Alhadeff certainly makes this combo shine; maybe I can too!

  • I’m stuck in a bright pink room right now, and instead of ignoring it (which clearly visitors do not) I’ve recently decided to embrace it! this post gives me lots of inspiration.

  • While the pink is interesting to look at online, and for a moment, I couldn’t live in it…it’s too close to Pepto-Bismol. Not something I’d want to look at every day. In fact my moment is already up.

  • I love the zig-zag blanket. I have been working on a similar one for a few months now, but in different colors. By the colors used in that one, I would guess that it is vintage.

  • The first flat I lived in in Scotland had a bright fushia kitchen. At first we weren’t sure about it, but after about a week we loved it and found it inspiring! Who would’ve thought? My next kitchen will most definitely be hot pink. This room is gorgeous!

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