Remember a few weeks back when I told you I was majorly crushing on orange? Well the feeling is still going strong. Amanda Nisbet’s apartment only affirms my affections. Her home was featured last week on One Kings Lane, and I had an instantaneously joyful reaction upon seeing it.
I love how it’s unabashedly colorful and fun, yet it still comes across as polished, traditional and timeless. There is color everywhere- the art, the windows, the chairs, the pillows- yet it works so harmoniously together. This to me is updated traditional at it’s best.
The orange pillow (boiled wool by Holland & Sherry) with the purple trim. So simple yet lovely and fun.
Those orange curtains! Insert kissy emoticon.
I like how she mixes mostly modern art with mostly traditional furnishings.
Such fun wallpaper in this bathroom. Makes me a little nervous with no splash guard around the tub.
Hopefully this is an adults-only bath? Yet it would so cute for a kid!
Note the vignette with no pop of color feels the most grown up.
I don’t think I’ve ever liked a yellow wall (and truth be told, that is my least favorite element about this apartment,) yet still, it works here.
For me its the lavender-orange combo that makes this home come alive. I really like the punchy with the soft. Vibrant yet relaxing. That being said, I like how the dining area doesn’t have any orange. If every room had that combo it would come across as more matchy, ie, decorated to me.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Mrs Nisbet. Decorating hero for sure.
“I’m not shy in my decorating… To me, it’s always about contrasting seemingly opposite things, whether that be materials or styles. That’s where you get the most interesting design.”
— Amanda Nisbet in One Kings Lane
INTERIOR DESIGN BY AMANDA NISBET