NY Good Questions: Sophisticated Decor Ideas?

NY Good Questions: Sophisticated Decor Ideas?

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 19, 2008
Dear AT, I had never considered my Bouganvillea Pink Hallway 'Barbie Vomit Pink' until I read the term on this website. Now, struck with pregnancy nesting hormones and the stark revelation that my home might soon contain barbies, I want to up my sophistication factor. Luckily, other than the pink which I would like to keep, I have a blank slate of white and pine. The apartment is a well-lit 1000 square feet in southern Spain so I am not afraid of adding something dark and daring. The only two elements I can't change are the soft-beigy orange sofa and the tile floor which is the same throughout...

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I am considering pulling in charcoal grey to add some depth, ground the space and tie in the floor. Black and white graphic prints and photos also come to mind. I also want to focus on some very grown-up lighting and fabric, so that the addition of some toys doesn't turn the place into a theme park. Any ideas on color inspirations, lighting or other details to up the sophistication factor? Thanks! Rea
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