The psychology of color has been well documented. Nothing sets a mood more quickly or more completely. Want your bedroom to be tranquil and serene? Lavender calms nerves and sets the stage for relaxation. Want your dinner guests to thoroughly enjoy the party? Paint your dining room red which increases appetite. And if you want to be really happy? Check out this home designed by Jenn Feldman of Jenn Feldman Designs. It’s calm backdrop of whites and creams is playfully accented by dollops of gorgeous blues, pinks and purples creating a sophisticated, joyful aesthetic.
“This was a young family’s dream home and they were all about the space being fun and full of color, while at the same time having a very classic, clean and traditional foundation”, says Jenn. “They were the most fun to work with, and trusted our vision completely to make the entire home come to life!
“We really encouraged them to be adventurous with controlled doses of color. The most important part of our client collaboration was reviewing materials and design boards that reflected the power of color and pattern used in the right proportions.”
The entry hall gallery is filled with colorful art, setting a fun, sophisticated tone for this home as soon as you enter the front door. The museum-like use of this space is lightened by the bold graphics of the art and a playful bench.
The light, airy living room is grounded with traditional features such as the fireplace and furniture, but has a modern aesthetic thanks to the metal art and colorful accessories.
In the dining room, another surprising pop of color on the chandelier brings energy to an otherwise calm space.
Don’t be afraid of bold patterns! This powder room is a perfect example of how even a small space can pack a big punch with the right use of color, materials and scale.
For clients today, I think the most important design element is when the kitchen and family room spaces can combine and functionally work together. We call this 90% of a home … because no matter what size your house is, big or small, everyone wants to be near each other but still doing their own thing. And everyone wants to be near the food! We find this happens most with our clients that have young families today. This is the space that takes priority. Jenn Feldman
“Our main challenge with this project was timeline. We had 4 weeks from start to finish to execute a kitchen renovation, family room decor plan with custom built-ins, reconfiguring a powder room and building a custom built-in desk. It was a tall order, and well thought out pre-planning was crucial in keeping this project efficient and fast moving.”
This is a modern traditional space, which reflects our studio beautifully. It blends classic and clean lines with unexpected pops of color, pattern, and texture. We worked hard to layer this space well with art and accessories to display the curated life of our client. Jenn Feldman
Dark blue walls create the ideal backdrop to showcase and soften a dynamic piece of art in the den. An upholstered ottoman, lots of pillows and fabric stools add comfort and support a kid-friendly space.
“These clients were beyond amazing with their trust and willingness to buy into the vision.”
With a calm backdrop punctuated with playful pops of color, Jenn designed a sophisticated home that puts family first.