The Secret Garden project is a bright and uplifting modern family home located in Rome, Italy, designed by Maurizio Giovannoni. The homeowners’ initial brief called for a redistribution of space to accommodate their lively family, including an open plan living room, a private home office, a personalised room for each of their two children, and the instatement of a terrace door from the master bedroom. Bold colour became the integral aspect in the renewal and recharge of the family home interior, with dynamic colour combinations creating upbeat contrast in every direction. An invigorating connection to nature was planted via a faux “secret garden”, observed through a fun porthole window in the home office.

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Lively combinations of yellow and blue decor make for uplifting living spaces. These three inspirational home designs don’t drown with colour but balance and build energised spaces for upbeat living. We’ll study interpretations of this optimistic colour scheme across open concept interiors ranging from tight and compact proportions, all the way up to an expansive and airy double height living room with an open modern staircase design. Don’t miss ideas for a tiny L-shaped yellow and blue kitchen design, an open plan yellow accent peninsula kitchen, stylish blue and yellow accent bedroom designs and a plethora of custom made furniture designs to carry the colourful aesthetic.

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Located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, this eclectic home interior is filled with characterful pieces and lively red and green accents. Visualised by ToTaste, the unique home has a floor plan of 80 square metres that has been lightly sectioned with glass panel walls. A glass wall bedroom is hidden mysteriously behind a theatrical red curtain and a glass backed bookcase, whilst the home office camouflages under blinds that coordinate with the creamy living room walls. The kitchen is a festival of colour, fusing red, green, modern white and traditional wood tone cabinets into an eclectic feast for the eyes. Check out the 360º panorama at the end of the tour for an immersive viewing.

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