Darrin & Kelvin's Vivid Color & Odd Angles

Darrin & Kelvin's Vivid Color & Odd Angles

Aaron Able
Jun 15, 2010

Name: Darrin & Kelvin
Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn — NYC

We took a modern barn meets hotel chic approach. We've kept the color story grounding by using grays and browns we found in drift wood, barn wood and sea shells. But we've contrasted that with splashes of vivid orange, green and yellow to warm up the place. We love using found objects like scrap wood from the neighborhood and odd pieces of hardware like door knobs and radiator screening to create focal points and define spaces.

A few of our very favorite pieces of furniture we found discarded on the sidewalks around the city. Regarding challenges, we have a lot of light and love it, but our whole apartment is is all windows and doors, leaving very little space for art, so we made the doors and walls themselves the art, using the towel bars we hated in the bathrooms as new door handles for the closets and the door knobs mentioned above as coat hooks. They're colorful, translucent and eye catching. The main living space is triangular so we set most of the furniture at odd angles to maximize the effect of an open space and keep the eye interested in the room as a whole.

Thanks Darrin & Kelvin!

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