The Beauty of Neutrals

by Alissa Lacamp

My mother and I both love great design. She worked for an architect in her younger years, and I am an interior designer. We love great design in fashion, furniture, artwork, and interiors. But when it comes to what we drool over, my mother and I are polar opposites.  She loves color.  Lots and lots of color.  And patterns.  She can’t get enough of them.  I, on the other hand, love structure, lines, and scale. I see the beauty in negative space, and I love neutrals - what I call “Non-Color Colors”.  There is something pure and rich about the texture and pattern that comes from neutrals; a quality that emerges from the layering of neutral materials that cannot be duplicated on a printed fabric.  

That is why I love this King Hickory sofa.  The silvery white fabric has a lot of structure, just a hint of formality, and the rich textures of the printed pillows create a casual, earthy quality.  And I love the contrast of this structured clean sofa with the Four Hands Bookcases; it’s the perfect mix of sophistication and practicality.  

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