Whilst the soothing serenity of neutral decor has its place and peaceful function, there is also a time for colour, personality and the unexpected. Today, we’re taking a look at three wonderfully unique & colourful home interiors that communicate quirky creativity and fabulous fun. Our first featured home interior is a vibrant purple-based Ibizan pad with futuristic curves and fashionable terrazzo decor elements. We move next to Russia, where a riveting interior decor scheme incorporates the rainbow into a small studio layout. Finally we climb to new heights of colour incorporation in a home with a bespoke red spiral staircase and a green courtyard, and a host of modern furniture inspo to match.

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Fabulous furniture brings shape, intrigue and a creative essence to this cool cream interior, visualised by 梦太初. Whilst the decor here is predominantly pale, moments of dark contrast produce definition and drama. High ceilings, expansive room sizes, expertly crafted built-ins, and high-end materials establish undeniable luxury. A superb spiral staircase design rises through the luxurious living space, with an extraordinary display of offset solid concrete treads and a sculptural swirling balustrade. Lustrous gold accents add to the luxe, uniquely highlighting one end of a large marble kitchen island and boxing in a bespoke bar and storage area. An enviable master suite occupies much of the upper floor, where we’ll discover a spine-like sofa and hidden workspace.

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Creative energy positively bubbles over from each of these five engaging red, yellow and blue interior designs. Prolific colour clashes create a vivacious spirit that bonds with curious art objects and a hoard of striking decor elements. We will be touring an art and book lover’s home design that springs forth from a collection of inspirationally colourful tribal masks and several built-in bookcases; a new home renovation with a wide open living space layout and a chilled tropical vibe; a sophisticated colourful apartment interior styled with impressive chandeliers and classic art; and a sleek modern red, yellow and blue interior with a raw industrial style edge.

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Imaginative people thrive in inspiring surroundings, that’s why art makes an essential home decor accent for young professionals in the creative industries. However, there also needs to be breathing space for originality to ignite and grow. These two stylish apartment interiors hit the balance just right. Based in a cool grey decor palette, the modern neutral decor allows the bright energy of colourful art pieces to shine, and new ideas to flourish. These homes feature compact open concept kitchen, diner, lounge space combos for easy living, relaxing bedroom designs for valuable down time, as well as two very different comfortable home workspaces for assembling projects whenever inspiration strikes.

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Metalwork by local artisans elevates the style quotient indoors and out

LIGHT SHOW Collaborating with Carib Daniel Martin Architecture + Design, Gutierrez Studios fabricated and installed a three-story, wood-and-steel staircase in a Wesley Heights home; an integrated screen wall channels light while also showcasing the owners’ ceramics collection on movable, cantilevered shelves. gutierrezstudios.com

POINT OF INTEREST Steve Prudhomme of Metal Specialties, Inc. (540-967-4836), fabricated a sleek, hot-rolled-steel fireplace surround for an Alexandria penthouse during a renovation by Runningdog Architects. Conceived by interior designer Katie Otis, the fireplace anchors the long room, adding vertical interest to the space.

SEASIDE STYLE Pennsylvania-based Compass Ironworks was hired to design, fabricate and install a third-floor exterior stair on a Jersey Shore condo. The result was a sleek, high-grade aluminum spiral stair, powder-coated in an eco-friendly finish to withstand the harsh oceanfront environment. compassironworks.com

TOUCH OF GLAM Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey of SCW Interiors tapped AK Metal

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