Stephen's Bachelor Pad: A Lesson in Using Color Wisely

Stephen's Bachelor Pad: A Lesson in Using Color Wisely

Jason Loper
Oct 4, 2011

Lately I've been looking around at my colorfully painted walls and wondering if I should rethink things. So when I saw these photos of Stephen Honeyball's River North apartment, I became downright convinced that neutral walls with pops of color is the way to go …

The minute I saw the photos of Stephens apartment at Chicago Tribune, I began to question my love of colorfully painted walls and patterned furniture. By keeping everything neutral in his apartment, Stephen and his designers, James Dolenc and Thomas Riker, created a serene space that acts as a canvas for the art and accessories. Those accessories in turn give the space a lot of personality without being overwhelming.

Of course, we don't all live in bright, 24th floor concrete lofts. But what we can take away from these photos of Stephen's apartment is that keeping the walls and furniture neutral has make a space seem larger and lighter. In small apartments, like my 800 square foot space, creating the illusion of light and space is crucial.

Check out all the photos and the full article at Chicago Tribune.

Images: Bill Hogan for Chicago Tribune

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