A Top Interior Designer Reveals His #1 Rule for Decorating With Colour
Decorating with colour isn't always easy. Whether you're picking a large-scale ticket item like a paint colour for your walls or simply looking to add a few throw pillow accents to your space, the proliferation of choices sometimes makes it more comfortable to revert to neutrals that you know will work together: shades of gray, black and white, or tan. But one interior designer is looking to change that—and infuse a little life in our homes.
Jay Jeffers isn't afraid of colour and pattern. The San Francisco–based interior designer has built a brand on bold, unapologetic design. In his new book, Be Bold, Jeffers makes a case for being fearless in using colour and pattern to create beautiful, timeless interiors. With an impressive portfolio of homes across the U.S., from Napa Valley to New York City, he aims to prove that it's possible to infuse a space with bold color or intricate pattern without it looking or feeling overwhelming. We chatted with the designer about all things design, mixing prints, shopping vintage, and decorating with colour. Pick up a few of his best decorating tips and try adding a few bold hues in your own space.
© Jeffers, Jay, Be Bold, Gibbs Smith, Layton, 2018
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