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Our Favorite Room: The Red and the Bold




WHERE IT BEGAN: When the current owners took a look at this vacation home in Beaver Creek’s Arrowhead resort community, it was covered from floor to ceiling in perfect 1980s style.

“It was all dusty rose, with lots of matching fabric and drapery,” says interior designer Melissa Greenauer of Vail-based Greenauer Design Group, whose mission was to freshen up and bring balance to the expansive space and wash it in a lively color palette.

PERFECT TOUCHES: Fortunately for the interior designer, she had the home- owners’ enthusiastic permission to “go big on color. They wanted the ‘wow’ factor.”

For this dining room, which is just one part of the overall remodel, Greenauer chose a “cherry red that verges on orange” for the carpet, head chairs and drapery. “The space has good light, so it could handle the color and big, bold patterns.”  She also opted for large pieces, including the two conversation-starting chandeliers by Shine Home.

STYLE TIPS: In order to go big on style (and fill the large space) but stay within budget, Greenauer splurged on some pieces–in this case not one, but two show-stopping chandeliers and stylish, oversized head chairs–while saving on other pieces, such as the large but understated table. The long, layered draperies also add to the grandeur. To ground the vibrant red, she wove in hits of black in the fabric, chandeliers and fun, zebra-print door. Nailhead accents connect pieces throughout the space.

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