The White Arrow studio has built a color scheme for a townhouse in Brooklyn, based on the complex palette of a painting by artist Raymond Saunders.
The history of this interior began with a dark mood painting by American artist Raymond Saunders, which the owners of a townhouse in Brooklyn inherited. Designer Keren Richter from the White Arrow studio linked the project palette with the color scheme of the canvas and decorated a warm modernist interior with bright accents.
Richter tried to create a neutral background: there are white walls and ceilings, floors covered with light wood, a graphic back staircase and a kitchen with expressive honey-colored wood facades. The designer placed the painting — a key element of the interior — in the dining room, thoughtfully picking up an abstract carpet with a roll call of dark and light blocks. There is a lot of deep black in the work, which is repeated not only in the design of the carpet, but also in the matte upholstery of chairs with wicker backs.
Richter also used a lot of woven elements in other rooms of the house: together with indoor plants and light rice paper lamps, they create a sunny, resort atmosphere. The airiness is also emphasized by thin lines: the legs of armchairs, chairs and floor lamps, an abstract drawing of the carpet in the living room. The bright inclusions here were a dark blue sofa and a tapestry in nuanced blue and green shades, exactly corresponding to the color fragments in Saunders’ painting. The carmine-red touches did not go unnoticed either: in the pastel interior of the dressing room, they manifested themselves with the help of a red velvet armchair.