IN­DOOR BLOOM

HOME DÉ­COR BURSTS FORTH WITH ALL SORTS OF SUR­PRISES THIS SPRING.

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Home dé­cor bursts forth with all sorts of sur­prises.

As the nat­u­ral world blos­soms out­side, win­ter-weath­ered home in­te­ri­ors too beckon for a kick of life. So says Kris­tine Irv­ing, cre­ative di­rec­tor of Bos­ton’s Koo de Kir Ar­chi­tec­tural In­te­ri­ors, who points to three spring­time in­te­ri­ors trends that add vi­tal­ity—and a per­sonal touch— to Bos­ton homes at­tuned to the sea­sons. kood­ekir.com

NAT­U­RAL LIGHT

“Re­vive your in­te­ri­ors with spring’s pow­er­house color: yel­low. Just a drop of a warm yel­low tone can lift your room in an in­stant from sad to sunny. But take ad­van­tage of the pos­si­bil­i­ties: This color can range from bright to sat­u­rated to acidic to chalky.”

MIX, YES. MATCH, NO!

“Be bold and brave—and don’t worry about match­ing. Layer pat­terns, ma­te­ri­als, tex­tures, and shapes to cre­ate a space that tells a story. Play around and com­bine old with new, mod­ern with tra­di­tional, and cut­ting-edge with clas­sic.”

MOODY BLUES

“Up the luxe level of any in­te­rior space with artisanal wall­pa­pers in ver­sa­tile and covet-wor­thy pal­ettes of blue and gray—the bolder and mood­ier the bet­ter. Trend alert: In keep­ing with the color of your new walls, look out for painted kitchen is­lands and ac­cent pieces in var­i­ous shades of navy and gray. They really off­set nat­u­ral wood fin­ishes.”

Bold and blue is the way to roll with wall­pa­per this spring, says in­te­rior de­signer Kris­tine Irv­ing.

“Mood­i­ness is a far more at­trac­tive qual­ity in wall­pa­per than it is in peo­ple,” says Kris­tine Irv­ing, who touts dra­matic wall­cov­er­ings in blue and gray, as seen in this Koo de Kir–de­signed nook. Mix and mis­match (HERE AND BE­LOW): Lay­ered pat­terns, ma­te­ri­als, and tex­tures can cre­ate a space “that tells a story,” says in­te­rior de­signer Kris­tine Irv­ing. LEFT: Strate­gi­cally placed pops of yel­low, spring’s fa­vorite color, can il­lu­mi­nate a room.

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