This Philly House Is Filled With Bright Color Home Design Inspo – Philadelphia magazine


The design started with a hot pink velvet sofa and only got more fun from there.

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Get some bright color home design inspiration from this home — starting with the blue kitchen cabinets. Photograph by Trevor Dixon

Designer Michelle Gage’s client — a writer, wife, and mother of two — knew what she liked: saturated colors, art and brass. She incorporated many of those elements into her Chestnut Hill home (see: blue kitchen cabinets; patterned entryway tiles), then hired Gage in 2019 to furnish it. “In our first meeting, she said she wanted a hot pink velvet sofa,” says Gage. “My assistant and I looked at each other and said, ‘Yeah, we can do this!’”

One of the challenges of using so much color? The fact that the first floor is basically one big space. “Open concept is a blessing and a curse,” says Gage. “You want each room to stand alone, but you have to consider the entire flow.” Gage used vibrant hues that are harmonious but not matchy-matchy and linked the rooms together with art, rugs and brass details. And