A Color Lover Embraces White Walls

A Color Lover Embraces White Walls

Janel Laban
Dec 2, 2010

Maria Brito is a unique "lifestyler" - someone who provides advice to her clients on interior design, art and wine. Her apartment in NYC reflects her business plan - it is a carefully outfitted space where an art collection takes center stage and a built in wine closet stores the goods.

For a home that feels so colorful on first impression, with a second glance you notice that most of the furnishings and all of the walls that contain art are neutral. According to the post on Shelter Pop, Maria does that by design out of respect for the artists point of view: "If you change the color of the background, you change the perception of the color."

Brito's home is yet another example of how (landlord loved!) white walls don't have to be a downer for color lovers. Adding in an abundance of hues through art, accessories and upholstery can be done - it just takes a mix of being both bold and balanced in your choices.

Check out the rest of Maria's home and interview: Shelter Pop

Images: David Lewis Taylor/Shelter Pop

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