Monday, February 14, 2011

Red hot on Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day! 
Well I am finally seeing the light at the end of this tunnel.....and feeling better today~not perfect but far better than yesterday, and "getting back in the saddle" is only a day away........didn't make it to the house yesterday but possibly today and will take some updated pictures.
How could I not do a post on something red for Valentines day? I know I will be like everyone else..... but let's face it if there's a day to dedicate to red, folks is that day! So today we pay homage to all things red. And though I confess that I am not what you might call a "red enthusiast" when it comes to home decor I think some of these pictures prove it can actually be quite successful when done correctly. In fact many of these rooms are really downright beautiful, demonstrating that red can be really fabulous. Do you have a favorite? Or is there some way that you like to include red in your home? Hope whatever you are doing today, whether its just like any other day for you or you are going all out and doing something incredibly fabulous..that it is a great day for each and every one of you.

Wishing you an enchanting Valentines day........

Now onto the red rooms:

This showstopping living room by John Stefanidis proves red can be stunning
Thomas Pheasant dining room decked out in red and rich reds 

Jane Marsden created this cozy and elegant guest room in red against crisp white
Thomas Pheasant designed this living room entirely in red and orange hues in D.C.
This elegant large scaled living room done predominantly in red upholstered furniture is accented with dark green drapes and other small infusions of color by Katie Ridder

Love the red painted walls here, it is so rich by William Eubanks

A funky red and white lively geometric design is used in this bold and full of life bedroom by Diamond Baratta

Cozy red and white print adorn this bed nook....its bold but warm House Beautiful

Mary Mcdonald used red in this elegant traditional bedroom and it looks stunning and lively

A fun lively living room gets a young,fresh take on red by Miles Reid

Fabulous luxurious home movie theater decked out in rich red velvet seen in Elle Decor

A rich red glazing is applied to the fabulous wood paneling here, it gives it an interesting rich look
Red lacquered walls in this cozy study give a lot of warmth and life to an otherwise typical room

Bright red walls are unexpected but look great against the crisp white (House Beautiful)

Red accents in an all white kitchen is quite attractive as seen in House Beautiful
A fun mix of red patterns on these dining chairs makes this an inviting and fun space House Beautiful
This electric red and white entry hall makes for a funky and inviting space 

An oriental inspired print in a dark red looks elegant in this small powder room
Standing in a sea of red...bold!  I do like the geometric rug, not sure if I could live with it day to day however without getting tired (or dizzy)

The punch of the red chairs adds a lot to this elegant living room Veranda

Electric mix of styles with red being the predominant color Elle Decor

Cozy eating spot in a library got the red treatment in Elle Decor

You don't expect to see cherry red lacquered walls in the dining room but it is quite dramatic by Brian McCarthy

A fun guest/kids room in a country house gets infused with lots of red, makes it a lively and happy kids would have a lot of fun in this room! Victoria Hagan

Cozy and quaint, the mix of the plaids and a soft floral trellis in red look inviting in this bedroom

Gorgeous and elegant beds with a twist in a cranberry red with pink and orange accents..funky and beautiful!

Francine Coffney uses red to make a bold statement in this living room 

Bright red chairs in this Francine Coffney designed cozy eating nook look dramatic and elegant
A beautifully rustic dining room gets a burst of red by Victoria Hagan

So has your mind been swayed on how you feel about red rooms? Or did you already have an affinity for them? Let me know if you have a favorite...always love to hear! Have an enchanting Valentines Day!

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Gorgeous painted Provence chair, ideal for a living room, dining room or a dressing area.
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