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The Art of Color

The Art of Color

Often designers choose black & white or pastel shades when decorating an interior, because they are almost fail-proof combinations. Selwyn, however has the experience and confidence to use colors creatively and tastefully with superb results.

The project involved gutting a 20-year-old apartment purchased by a South African couple who needed it ready in 3 months. To achieve the impossible, Selwyn and his team worked day and night to transform a space with no internal walls into a stunning fully-furnished, four-bedroom, two bathroom apartment. The wow factor stems from the grey-walled dining room with its bright yellow chairs, teak table and Central Park mural thrown in for even greater effect.

The grey-themed living room is no less striking with its colorful Missoni throw cushions and vivid Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo painting. Sharing Selwyn’s love of color, the owners picked out a purple-lacquered kitchen that perfectly blends with the yellow.

The yellow and white master bedroom features wooden bookshelves and marble-topped night tables, while another room contrasts checked linen with a flowery headboard and striped curtains. Instead of tiles, which Selwyn says are passé, the bathrooms has washable matte oil surfaces in places and white lacquered bathroom cabinets.

The only TV viewing is provided by hi-tech LCD screens built into the glass sliding doors of the bedroom wardrobes. Other ultra-modern features include lighting from recessed spots integrated in the walls and electrical appliances integrated behind doors. The overall result? Another spectacular accomplishment and another delighted client.