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Boston Common - 2017 - Issue 1 - Spring - Olivia

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60 BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF KNOLL INC. (YELLOW CHAIR, ARMCHAIR AND MIRROR, LIGHT FIXTURE); COURTESY OF KOO DE KIR ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS (WALLPAPER) INDOOR BLOOM HOME DÉCOR BURSTS FORTH WITH ALL SORTS OF SURPRISES THIS SPRING. As the natural world blossoms outside, winter-weathered home interiors too beckon for a kick of life. So says Kristine Irving, creative director of Boston's Koo de Kir Architectural Interiors, who points to three springtime interiors trends that add vitality—and a personal touch— to Boston homes attuned to the seasons. NATURAL LIGHT "Revive your interiors with spring's powerhouse color: yellow. Just a drop of a warm yellow tone can lift your room in an instant from sad to sunny. But take advantage of the possibilities: This color can range from bright to saturated to acidic to chalky." MIX, YES. MATCH, NO! "Be bold and brave—and don't worry about matching. Layer patterns, materials, textures, and shapes to create a space that tells a story. Play around and combine old with new, modern with traditional, and cutting-edge with classic." MOODY BLUES "Up the luxe level of any interior space with artisanal wallpapers in versatile and covet-worthy palettes of blue and gray—the bolder and moodier the better. Trend alert: In keeping with the color of your new walls, look out for painted kitchen islands and accent pieces in various shades of navy and gray. They really offset natural wood finishes." . Mix and mismatch (HERE AND BELOW): Layered patterns, materials, and textures can create a space "that tells a story," says interior designer Kristine Irving. LEFT: Strategically placed pops of yellow, spring's favorite color, can illuminate a room. "Moodiness is a far more attractive quality in wallpaper than it is in people," says Kristine Irving, who touts dramatic wallcoverings in blue and gray, as seen in this Koo de Kir–designed nook. SPACE INTERIOR DESIGN

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